Halo: Reach Drops September 14th | Gameguide Halo: Reach Drops September 14th – Gameguide
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One of the most anticipated games of the year is making its worldwide debut this September. â€œHalo: Reach,â€ the blockbuster prequel to the best-selling video game franchise and hailed as the No. 1 game series of all time, will leave its mark on the entertainment landscape when it launches worldwide, starting September 14, 2010.
Developed exclusively for Xbox 360 by acclaimed studio Bungie, â€œHalo: Reachâ€ drops players back into the iconic universe they love so they can experience the birth of the â€œHaloâ€ legend. During the past 10 years, the â€œHaloâ€ franchise has inspired multiple New York Times best-selling novels, comic books, action figures, apparel and more, and it has sold more than 34 million games worldwide to-date.
â€œâ€˜Halo: Reachâ€™ is the culmination of a decade of â€˜Halo,â€™ a franchise that has become a global entertainment and pop-culture touchstone,â€ said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios at Microsoft Corp. â€œJust as â€˜Halo: Combat Evolvedâ€™ catalysed the success of the original Xbox to define a decade of entertainment, â€˜Halo: Reachâ€™ will push the boundaries for whatâ€™s possible in video games and help make 2010 the biggest year in Xbox history.â€Â
Consumers help make history with record-breaking â€œHalo: Reachâ€ beta
As a testament to the anticipation for its release, more than 2.7 million â€œHaloâ€ fans helped make entertainment history this month by participating in the â€œHalo: Reachâ€ multiplayer beta on Xbox LIVE, making it the largest console video game beta test on record and more than triple the size of the â€œHalo 3â€ beta. Players completed more than 13 million online games and logged over 16 million hours of online game play, amounting to over 1,826 years of total play time in just over a two-week period. The data and user feedback gathered from the beta will help Bungie and Microsoft further refine the game and deliver a blockbuster experience that fans have come to expect from the â€œHaloâ€ franchise.
â€œHalo: Reachâ€ follows the story of Noble Team, a squad of heroic Spartan soldiers as they make their final stand on planet Reach, humanityâ€™s last line of defence between the terrifying Covenant and Earth. Representing the best-in-class multiplayer elements that have become the hallmark of the â€œHaloâ€ series, â€œHalo: Reachâ€ offers the most action-packed multiplayer experience yet on Xbox LIVE. The â€œHalo: Reachâ€ experience is completed with an intense campaign, an unparalleled suite of features and stunning new visuals powered by groundbreaking new technology.
â€œHalo: Reachâ€ represents an enormous evolution for the genre-defining â€œHaloâ€ games, and is testament to Bungieâ€™s 10 years of experience crafting amazing experiences. During the past decade, â€œHaloâ€ fans have demonstrated their commitment to the franchise by logging more than two billion hours of game play on Xbox LIVE, sharing millions of pieces of user-generated content, creating original â€œHaloâ€ machinima series and even holding â€œHaloâ€ themed weddings.
â€œHalo: Reachâ€ is available for pre-order in standard, limited and legendary editions at participating retailers. The limited and legendary editions of â€œHalo: Reachâ€ are packed with extras that fans wonâ€™t want to miss. The centrepiece of the legendary edition is a 10-inch-tall, hand-painted and individually moulded Noble Team statue crafted by the expert artisans at McFarlane Toys. – microsoft