Halo: Reach – Now Available

The most anticipated gaming event of the year is here. Starting today, millions of gamers around the world will embark on a mission of courage, sacrifice and valour in “œHalo: Reach,“ the prequel to the iconic “œHalo“ trilogy that became a global entertainment phenomenon and defined a generation of gamers over the last decade.

The “œHalo“ franchise has been dubbed “œa pop culture phenomenon“ by Variety magazine and hailed as the No 1 game series of all time by the Guinness Book of World Records.
“œWhen it comes to the size and scope of a franchise and especially the dedication of the fans, no game is bigger than “˜Halo,‘“ said Yvette van Rooyen, Xbox Product & Marketing Manager in South Africa. “œWith “˜Halo: Reach,‘ we‘re delivering on our promise to redefine blockbuster entertainment experiences and ultimately help make this year the biggest ever in Xbox history.“
Tens of thousands of retailers around the world are opened their doors at midnight exclusively to sell copies of “œHalo: Reach,“ as well as “œHalo: Reach“ Xbox 360 consoles and accessories. Special marquee launch events are taking place in major cities around the world. A jetpacking Spartan descended on Trafalgar Square yesterday to celebrate the launch of Halo: Reach where over 400 stores in the UK opened at midnight for Halo fans to grab an early copy.
“œHalo: Reach“ tells the tragic and heroic story of Noble Team, a group of Spartans, who through great sacrifice and courage, saved countless lives in the face of impossible odds. The planet Reach is humanity‘s last line of defense between the encroaching Covenant and their ultimate goal, the destruction of Earth. If it falls, humanity will be perched on the brink of destruction.
Published by Microsoft Game Studios, the “œHalo“ franchise of games is exclusive to the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and the Xbox LIVE online entertainment network, which finally hits South African shores later this year. As evidence of the game‘s highly anticipated release, more than 2.7 million players participated in the “œHalo: Reach“ multiplayer beta in May, making it the largest console video game beta test on record and more than triple the size of the historic “œHalo 3“ beta.
The “œHalo“ franchise started with the original “œHalo: Combat Evolved“ (2001), and has spawned multiple best-selling novels, comic books, action figures, apparel and more. To date, more than 34 million copies of “œHalo“ games have been sold worldwide, driving more than 3.3 billion hours of gameplay by people connected to Xbox LIVE.
Im looking forward to try it out, and my copy is already in the mail… Will keep you posted!