Halo 2 Release Date Slips!

Bungie?s hotly anticipated FPS delayed...a little bit.

Posted by Staff
Back in May, we reported that Halo 2 was definitely due for release on November 9. Then, in June, Microsoft made the agreeable announcement that Halo 2 was indeed definitely due for release on November 9. However, today it has been announced that Halo 2 won?t be in UK shops until Thursday, November 11. That?s a whole 48 hours late (Gasp!)

There has been no reason given for this negligible slip, but it?s likely to be something relatively trivial. Perhaps people prefer to buy games on a Thursday, rather than a Tuesday; or perhaps it?s just a cynical attempt to get Halo 2 yet another mention in the news sections of gaming websites. Either way, Halo 2 will be an absolute hit amongst Xbox owners and FPS fans alike, when it gets released, on November 11.
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omer48912 9 Jul 2004 11:52
1/7
What i cant wait 2 extra days..... Not fair but i am sure as with Driv3r some shops will sell it few days before the release date..
fluffstardx 9 Jul 2004 12:51
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I would have thought the choice of date is obvious... the 11th of the 11th? Ring any bells?

Eesh. It is a nice idea though.
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Alan is my first name 9 Jul 2004 18:28
3/7
Maybe Microsoft just likes to piss people off?

...it's a possibility.
Ben Furfie 10 Jul 2004 12:48
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omer48912 wrote:

>What i cant wait 2 extra days..... Not fair but i
>am sure as with Driv3r some shops will sell it
>few days before the release date..

No they won't. Microsoft have warned the larger chains so far that they are not allowed to sell the game even to their staff before the official release date, and as for the retailers breaking the release date... Microsoft have warned GAME in particular that if it dares to break the release date that it will fine them not only the amount of profit they make from sales of the game but also an extra 50% of that figure. Chances of a broken release date? About as much as GAME saying Halo 2 will be free.
bbam 10 Jul 2004 12:55
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Yea Microsoft are too big a company to mess about with release dates with :(, Anyway why the hell hasnt the american release sliped it means that they get the extra 2days training wich gives us british a cance to play catch up! however saying that were capable of it and the americans need the practice so... I shall see you all on the battle field either to be pwned or pwn you :P
mrnull 10 Jul 2004 16:06
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fluffstardx wrote:

>I would have thought the choice of date is
>obvious... the 11th of the 11th? Ring any bells?

I remember the Dreamcast launhed on 9/9/1999 here in the states. Anyway, I'm glad you guys will get it two days late! It just gives me more time to practice ;)

bbam 10 Jul 2004 23:54
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>in the states. Anyway, I'm glad you guys will
>get it two days late! It just gives me more time
>to practice ;)
>

Proves my point your scared of us :D for example we have the great clans such as OSK, Team Win and XMCC and the such u know were capable of battering you and we will :P

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