On the same day as Microsoft slips out the first pack shots
for the mega-stunner-360 soon-to-be-hit, Halo 3
our sources in the US-of-A tell us that the company has confirmed pricing - for the Legendary pack at least.
Microsoft and Bungie have just press released the world and its cousin, Phil, with the fact that there will be three versions: Standard Edition, Limited Edition and the ultimate collector’s item, the Legendary Edition.
Rather than the $99.99 we'd all expected, the Legendary edition is going to be $129.99. We assume that Standard will retail at $59; the Limited edition will be $69.
Microsoft tells us all that, "The Legendary Edition will be released in limited quantities and arrive in a highly collectible Spartan helmet case... along with two bonus disks full of additional content.
"The first disk will provide exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage and videos, including a high-definition “Making of Halo 3
” documentary; numerous high-definition featurettes documenting the creative design processes involved in developing the game; and even a look at some early game concepts and their evolution through the game’s development.
"The disk will also include an audio-visual calibration tool, never before seen on a video game and custom designed by the Halo 3
graphics and audio team to make the most of fans’ high-definition home cinemas...
"The second bonus disk, an exclusive to the Legendary Edition, will include completely remastered cinematic material from Halo: Combat Evolved
and Halo 2
supplemented with developer commentaries... Exclusive content from the creative minds behind Machinima artists Red vs. Blue
and This Spartan Life
will also be included."
"The Legendary Edition contains a collection of original Halo 3
storyboard art from artist Lee Wilson, depicting key moments and pivotal scenes from the epic cinematic production of Halo
"The Limited Edition will also include a bounty of extras. Within a sleek metal collector’s case, gamers will also receive the first bonus disk found in the Legendary Edition, as well as a special Halo
fiction and art book."