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Special Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Pre-order Bonuses

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Pre-order Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary to Unlock Your Inner Master Chief
and Pay Tribute to the Lovable Grunt

Join 343 Industries for a special Comic-Con Halo Universe panel on July 22



Ten years ago, Halo: Combat Evolved launched around the world and defined both the shooter genre and a generation of gamers. Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries are celebrating this epic milestone with the launch of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary for Xbox 360 on Nov. 15 and inviting fans to join the landmark celebration with a set of special pre-order bonuses and during a guest-filled panel at San Diego Comic-Con:

  • Master Chief Avatar Armor– Heroes Never Die, and to honor the 10th anniversary of John 117, you will finally be able to transform your Xbox LIVE Avatar into the iconic hero by outfitting it with Master Chief’s signature MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor.

  • “Grunt Funeral” Skull – An exclusive, game-modifying skull that changes the rules of the game for an explosively humorous experience, “Grunt Funeral” sends Halo’s most lowly and lovable enemy out in a blaze of glory. And plasma. And then more glory. Once the skull has been activated, every Grunt’s methane tank will explode like a plasma grenade when killed. Watch out for the Grunt chain reaction!

Additionally, be sure to check out the latest Halo: Anniversary behind-the-scenes feature on Halo Waypoint and HaloWaypoint.com for in-depth developer commentary on the creative process behind developing one of the year’s most highly anticipated games.

To learn more about the Halo series and the expansive fiction it helped inspire, drop by 343 Industries’ Halo Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con, where the creative minds behind the franchise will be delivering exclusive insights into the Halo universe, answering fan questions and more.

Halo Universe Panel with 343 Industries
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6BCF
Friday, July 22, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Frank O'Connor, Kevin Grace, and others from 343 Industries, as well as special Halo guests Greg Bear and Karen Traviss, discuss the first 10 years of Halo and offer a sneak peek into what's next for this exciting sci-fi universe.

Developed by 343 Industries in collaboration with Saber Interactive and Certain Affinity, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary immerses you in an authentic, next-generation recreation of the award-winning campaign and genre-defining multiplayer that revolutionized the first-person shooter genre. Featuring a bounty of new features, including cooperative play over Xbox LIVE, a bundle of some of the most beloved multiplayer maps in Halo history reimagined, a Classic mode that let you play the original version, new challenges and new story to uncover, Halo: Anniversary launches exclusively on Xbox 360 for an estimated retail price of $39.99 (US) on Nov. 15, 2011.