Halo: Reach standard, limited, and legendary editions confirmed

Legendary edition set to retail for $150 and will contain an individually numbered and hand-painted 10-inch Noble Team statue made by McFarlane Toys and exclusive multiplayer armour.

One day after retail flyers hinted at standard, limited, and legendary editions of Halo: Reach, Microsoft has officially announced all three versions of this fall's highly anticipated shooter. Set to retail for $150 in the US, the legendary edition will contain a McFarlane Toys statue of Noble Team, the six-Spartan squad at the center of the game. Weighing in at nearly 10 pounds, the 10-inch-high statues will be individually numbered and hand-painted.

Get ready for more outlandish packaging with the legendary edition.

The legendary edition will come inside UNSC-themed custom packaging and will contain exclusive Spartan and Elite in-game armour for use in multiplayer modes, as well as an artefact bag containing the personal journal of Spartan program creator Dr. Catherine Halsey. It will also come with classified documents "that unravel long held secrets from the Halo universe" and a copy of the game housed in a recovered black box from the Office of Naval Intelligence, the secret military agency that commissioned Halsey's research.

The limited edition will contain just the Elite amour, artefact bag, and ONI black box case and is set to retail for $80. The standard edition of the game will sell solo for $60. Supplies of both the limited and legendary editions will be limited, according to Microsoft.

The announcement confirms leaked scans taken by Planet Xbox 360 yesterday that revealed the existence of the three editions. Halo 3 also launched with three versions, with the legendary edition containing a miniature replica of a Halo Spartan Mjolnir Mark VI helmet. It retailed at the lower price of $130.

Halo: Reach's multiplayer beta is set for launch on May 3, and developer Bungie is expecting it will attract more than 3 million participants. For a sneak peek at the multiplayer beta, check out GameSpot's brand-new preview.

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244 comments
The_CHEEZINATOR
The_CHEEZINATOR

Damn! Why is it that every time a new Halo is about to come out, something with my 360 breaks! GAH! This time it's the hard drive I've had since '06! D:

lunaticrichard
lunaticrichard

cant wait until tomorrow 10 a.m !! when i can grab me my copy of reach !!!! hell yeah !!!!

HoY4
HoY4

I just got limited for the book. and i thought that it would come with both armor permutations, NOW we find out in the end that they only give you ONE of them WTHHHH! sorry but 150 is wayy too much, thats like 2 copies of the game lol.

Spinxy
Spinxy

i also agree with penpusher...i'm getting legendary edition mainly for the satue, i'm a big collector of game related figures plus the extra content just helps enrich the game experience....so can't wait to pick it up!

StarWolf84
StarWolf84

Midnight tomorrow night.... im already going crazy... when i roll up and grab my legendary ed. and all those jealous kids are like whaaaat?

DarksjeiK
DarksjeiK

I'm gonna be totally honest here, I'm getting the Legendary edition not because it makes sense but because it feels like giving yourself a nice present. :) You have to treat yourself to something needlessly expensive sometimes!

penpusher
penpusher

@DBanner126 its not real? ... well no **** dr watson there was me thinking i was buying real classified documents i'm glad you pointed that out... if you dont see the point in it then no one said you have to get the legendary edition dude, just stick to your normal edition and leave those of us who are buying the legendary edition alone please, we work hard for our money we'll spend it on what ever we want no troll is gonna make any of us feel embarresed about it ;-)

bananaphone93
bananaphone93

Wait... so people have no intention to buy a special edition of the game and they comment on this article to rain on the parade of those who do? You guys need hugs. You're obviously grouchy.

Alphamale001
Alphamale001

I want to go to sleep and wake up on the 14th. This home stretch is just getting harder. I mostly miss my Xbox that I sold before I got my Halo Reach console.

DSfanatic5
DSfanatic5

I hope the limited edition comes in a "slim" metal tin, like Halo 2 did on the original Xbox. My limited edition Halo 3 came in that big tin, complete with scratched, and unplayable discs. This legendary edition looks awesome, and the statue looks to be high quality.

DBanner126
DBanner126

I'm a big Halo fan and am pumped for Reach but, Honestly, 'legendary' editions of games just keep getting nerdier and more ridiculous. 'the journal of Dr Halsey' and 'classified documents'...rofl what???? It's a GAME, dr halsey isn't a real person, and by classified they mean theres millions of copies shipped worldwide to people who shell out $150. This is a little overboard....but it's your money, go for it.

Fayt1986
Fayt1986

it may seem like alot of money but your getting an insane model that would sell for alot just by itself. my copy arrives in 9days /woo.

Rusty010
Rusty010

Check out my blog it has quite a few Reach questions. Most recent is the effect of the Reach Leak on the still waiting community.

Olsenz
Olsenz

I preorderd Legendary and kinda regret it, it's a lot of money. Wifey will not be happy :)

JKMadu619
JKMadu619

I like Halo alot, I pre-ordered Limited, because Legendary (Although Epic) seemed like alot of money. JulioFN : You know that's with inflation? In Canada a new release game is $70 while Halo Legendary is $170, but our dollar is worth less. Our minimun wage is $9.50 an hour as opossed to the states where you get $8.17 (In California) because our dollar is worth less, we get more of it. Not to mention in BC the %13 HST on it! That may be another cause, low taxes makes high prices on items so the government can get their tax money as needed. Either way you win. - Justin

scorpioroo
scorpioroo

i need a towel. nuff said.halo is the best game ever made. yes i know there are other great games like c.o.d series but nothing and no one will ever top the halo franchise ever god dam i cant wait

Sphy44
Sphy44

I cream my shorts whenever i think about this game

Killmckillerkil
Killmckillerkil

does anyone know if u still get emnblems on the shoulder pads of the spartans and elites

X-RS
X-RS

well, if its a decent and well made figure, its def worth it.

gadragod
gadragod

@JulioFN Yeah, it's nice. But at least you don't have Sarah Palin. That's worth something.

spOOoOOn
spOOoOOn

Good luck trying to rationalize how stupid "special editions" are... you all know they're gonna fly out like hotcakes.

ChaosRevenant
ChaosRevenant

I'm going for the Legendary edition, mostly cause of all the cool stuff you get with it.

JulioFN
JulioFN

I don't know why Americans complain about prices! Here in Brazil, we pay almost R$300,00 ($150 !) for every recent release! If I'd lived in America, I would be so happy! Prices here range from $50 (minimum) to $160 (maximum for normal games, legendary edition will cost at least $300 with taxes here) I love the Halo franchise, since the first Halo for Xbox, but I can't afford the legendary edition prices here in Brazil :(

Joshua250
Joshua250

The point of collector's editions: If you want to collect them, you buy it. It seems that everyone complaining does not understand this concept. I don't care for the extra stuff - so I won't buy the edition with the extra stuff. Your arguments are rather silly. It's as if I said, I don't feel like buying a stuffed animal so everyone who bought a stuffed animal is inane.

jcorocks
jcorocks

I get paid this much to work for one day, so it's no problem for me to buy it. However, I'm going to wait and see if there is a limited edition system coming out i can get that instead (I sold my 360 recently).

Flint247
Flint247

1 more week till the Beta!!! :D :D :D

01-cannon-mpc
01-cannon-mpc

Im going for the Limited Edition. =) Because i want the Elite armor because its cooler and i want that book.

The_Dragon_Born
The_Dragon_Born

lol they are going to have a lot of leftover Legendary editions. I will take standard.

MetalZombieII
MetalZombieII

Okay usually I am right there with the whole forget about the special edition releases. But I think some of you missed on thing... "the 10-inch-high statues will be individually numbered and hand-painted." While my bank account will most likely say I can't do it, because I have other living expenses that come first, I'm actually tepmpted to buy a special edition for the first time, because I like Halo and I like Todd McFarlane's work a lot. For everyone freaking out about the armor, it's nothing useful, it's a skin and will not add to the game so don't sweat it.

shockful0011
shockful0011

I bet all the people who buy the legendary edition will have a hot head in game. Bad pun lol

hampton2003
hampton2003

The only bonus item that interests me is the journal, but it will be online somewhere for me to read after launch so......... standard it is.

zeexdoom
zeexdoom

only armour abilities affect gameplay the armour in these editions is solely aesthetic

Heretix_Aevum
Heretix_Aevum

Once again, another special edition I don't care about. I don't know why people eat up this crap. It's stuff you look at once that just takes up space. Buy the damn game, that's what I'll be doing.

TheoleDominion
TheoleDominion

@ BetardxFoosier - Agreed. What would be the point if both carried the SAME exact games? This wouldn't work unless they completely changed the format on how money is made. Essentially making the format exactly how the audio video industry does it, regardless of name brand ALL DVD and CD's can play on them. I just don't see the console gaming industry switching to that. I agree it would make things alot easier for the devs and the consumers. Being able to play any game regardless of hard-ware would be cool.

BetardxFoosier
BetardxFoosier

@ sonichunter99 Not in terms of consoles sold, which is what both Microsoft and Sony want to do. Exclusive games sell consoles.

sonichunter99
sonichunter99

Microsoft quit ignoring Sony fans so what if your rivals its a win win if u launch for both systems Sony will sell more PS3s and you will make MORE money

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

If you LOVE HALO You will PAY and PAY to play online, SO why all the complaints??

64-bit
64-bit

PLZ support only the standard edition, its not fare to give the same people who bought the same game different in game advantages) stop this madness, buying a game for 150$ does NOT prove your love, it only proves that your spoiled, and will make it harder for others to enjoy the same in game experience, this is only a step toward raising the 60$ you pay for regular game, as if half finished games and few maps wasn't enough already, we have to buy the rest of the game online.

solidine
solidine

I don't own a single "Special Edition" of any game game because I don't care about the crap they come with. That said, I did give them a chance with Halo 2 and 3, and those games in particular had some of the worst soecial edition swag ever. Serious garbage.

Arghyeeho
Arghyeeho

@Bruce_the_Ugga I disagree. Exclusive in-game stuff for the special edition is BS in my opinion, because either A: It's not that good, or B: it's game-breaking and unfair. A COLLECTORS edition should come with COLLECTABLES. Toys, bobbleheads, lunchboxes, art books, comics whatever. IMO, that's what makes a collector's edition worth it.

silentscorn
silentscorn

Nothing like Microsoft to nickel and dime Halo fans. Not worth the money at all for what they give you. And the $80 limited edition is way over priced. Standard version is what I will get. Just simply not worth the extra money!

Bruce_the_Ugga
Bruce_the_Ugga

All these games that come out with limited/collector's editions now are a joke. In order for these editions to truly be worth more than the standard ones they should contain exclusive weapons (not weapon skins), playable characters (not player skins) and exclusive gear. I don't care about little toys and exclusive booklets. Sheesh

okassar
okassar

" the 10-inch-high statues will be individually numbered and hand-painted. " handpainted, lol? That's intense but I'll stick to Standard Edition :)

Bruce_the_Ugga
Bruce_the_Ugga

Ageed, it is way overrated. But that doesn't mean it's bad, it is still a very fun multiplayer game.

kurtven
kurtven

Halo is way to overrated

knoxyknight
knoxyknight

Well, considering I could find the legendary edition of halo 3 at any major retailer for about 50 bucks shortly after it launched, I think I'll either wait or get the standard. Those who have money to burn, enjoy owning your $80 paperweight a few months ahead of the bargain hunters.

georgeorjose
georgeorjose

that is a lot of dough, ill just buy 2 games :)