The lights are on
If you've been holding out on the first chapter of the Halo Reclaimer trilogy, Microsoft wants you to get caught up with Halo 4. The publisher has confirmed that 343's first numbered entry in the series will be getting a game of the year edition this October.
The news was shared by IGN, who received an image of the box art and features. Microsoft then confirmed the news.
The package will include Spartan Ops Season 1, a War Games map pass, the recent Halo 4 Champions bundle, and the digital content previous exclusive to the collector's edition.
More details are coming this Sunday in conjunction with the Halo Global Championship Finals.
Our TakeGame of the year editions provide a shot in the arm for titles. They don't often attract people who already own the original release, instead giving new buyers a reason to give a game another look.
They also aren't terribly expensive to create, since all of the content already exists. A little bit of packaging redesign and some focused communication yields a new wave of sales and, more importantly, a boosted player base to keep existing users engaged. (Translation: Everyone loves shooting noobs… which is why I end up riddled with bullets.)
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This is a great idea because there is a boatload of DLC. I already have all the DLC so it doesn't matter to me, but hopefully this gets the online a bit more active. The maps and gameplay are stellar and Halo 4 has the best CGI of the generation and best graphics on Xbox 360.
already own the game though haven't played online in eight months no hi speed internet at the house so single player is what i prefer if only they would put up dlc for the campaign to extend it's replayability such as extended missions or new weapons, characters or an alternate story of a promethian or storm trying to stop the chief, now if only microsoft would bring us jade empire 2.
Does this mean no more Halo 4 DLC?
Give me a Halo 2 HD Anniversary!
This is cool and all but um, I don't recall it being GOTY. Regardless, I have the game and don't see the need to buy this edition. I'm just hoping for a special Halo 2 release.
Who gave Halo 4 a goty award? "game of the year" has lost its meaning lol
How's about a Halo 2 Anniversary Edition? :D
Worst game of 2013.
That is a first for Halo series... if you don't count all the map pack releases for Halo 3 with Halo 3: ODST. Still, love the game and it gives people who are new to it a chance to get everything at once.
...mother of god...I have to buy it just to add the case and items to my $20K+ collection!