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Halo Reach Adds Expanded Forge Mode, Xbox 360 Hardware Bundle

Highly-anticipated Halo: Reach is getting a limited-edition bundle silver Xbox 360 bundle, plus matching wireless controllers decorated with Bungie art -- and new user created in-game map tools.

Leigh Alexander, Contributor

July 23, 2010

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Highly-anticipated Halo: Reach is getting a special limited-edition bundle accompanied by a silver Xbox 360 and customized accessories like matching wireless controllers decorated with art by Bungie. The 250 GB console bundle also includes a token for the limited edition Elite armor set, an episode of Halo Legends and a wired headset themed around Halo: Reach. Finally, the custom Xbox 360 hardware features custom sound effects from the Halo property. The special bundles are already available for preorder for $399; they officially launch September 14, while the limited-edition Reach-themed controllers and wireless headsets will be available late August, Microsoft says. The controller is sold along with a Covenant Banshee avatar item for $59.99; the headset launches in August for $49.99, although both items, like the bundle, are "being produced in limited quantities," according to Microsoft. At the same time, Bungie announced the Forge 2.0 editing toolset; built into the game, it's designed to allow users to make multiplayer maps and share them. Forge World is set on one of the series' "Halo" rings, and "serves as a giant canvas" for players to build maps alone or cooperatively with up to seven friends.

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Leigh Alexander


Leigh Alexander is Editor At Large for Gamasutra and the site's former News Director. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Variety, Slate, Paste, Kill Screen, GamePro and numerous other publications. She also blogs regularly about gaming and internet culture at her Sexy Videogameland site. [NOTE: Edited 10/02/2014, this feature-linked bio was outdated.]

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