Gamers looking to spend the holidays with the Master Chief won't be getting their hands on Halo 3, but maybe they can settle for three Halos.
Microsoft Game Studios today officially announced the Halo Triple Pack GameSpot reported on earlier this week. The Triple Pack compiles Halo, Halo 2, and the Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack for the price of $59.99, which is roughly $20 cheaper than the current combined retail price of those games.
To call the Halo series popular is an understatement. The original game has sold more than 13.8 million copies, while Halo 2 raked in more than $125 million in first-day sales alone. According to Microsoft's figures, there are 2 million subscribers to the Xbox Live service who have combined for 387 million hours of Halo 2 over the network since its release last November. That works out to a staggering average of almost 194 hours spent online playing Halo 2 for each Xbox Live subscriber, whether he or she owns Halo 2 or not.
Microsoft didn't mention a specific release date for the Triple Pack, but EBgames.com is listing October 4 as its shipping date. Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, and the Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack are all rated M for Mature.