Halo: Reach Limited and Legendary Editions revealed

We now know that Halo: Reach is days away from being feature complete, and with it being Bungie’s last hurrah in their hit franchise in the foreseeable future, they are going all-out with the Legendary Edition of the game.

Starting at the lower end, Bungie will offer a Limited Edition for $79.99 that will ship in special ONI “Black Box” packaging. It will include an exclusive in-game Elite armor set, and an “artifact bag” that will contain “documents and effects that unravel long held secrets from the Halo universe."

The Legendary Edition is where it is clear just how big of a send-off this title is meant to be. Coming in at an incredible $149.99, it will include all of the contents of the Limited Edition, a flaming Spartan helmet for use in multiplayer, and a hand-painted, numbered 10” statue of the game’s protagonists, Noble Team, that weighs-in at 10 pounds. 

Publishers have continued to incentivize purchases of premium priced “limited edition” releases, and this looks to be one of the most ambitious attempts yet. While Bungie promises that the Legendary Edition will be produced in “very limited quantities,” remember, Halo 3’s Legendary Edition that included a cat-sized Master Chief helmet wasn’t so limited and could be found for the same price as the stand-alone game some months after release.

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While this looks nice its funny when you say only for collectors. Collectors are just people who collect these semi limited trinkets only to probably not touch them or only look at them for a bit then put it away for good until they're dead and someone just donates them to a library for all to see

Morisato said,
While this looks nice its funny when you say only for collectors. Collectors are just people who collect these semi limited trinkets only to probably not touch them or only look at them for a bit then put it away for good until they're dead and someone just donates them to a library for all to see

Exactly! It may looks nice and all, but it's all really just a new style of dust collector.

I never got the halo 3 le but I'm DEFINITELY getting this le.

Found the helmet pointless but this would look cool. PLUS the last halo BY BUNGIE I have to get The le to collect too.

343 is gonna ruin halo so this is my last halo. I hope bungie comes out with a new ip!

Sikh said,

343 is gonna ruin halo so this is my last halo. I hope bungie comes out with a new ip!

Unless you are sure of their intentions, and are personally aware of the capabilities of 343's programmers, how can you be sure of that? I'm betting you that whatever becomes of Halo in the future, it won't be ruinous to the game, and won't deviate from the quasi-fps that Halo has individualized itself as.

smartin0115 said,

Unless you are sure of their intentions, and are personally aware of the capabilities of 343's programmers, how can you be sure of that? I'm betting you that whatever becomes of Halo in the future, it won't be ruinous to the game, and won't deviate from the quasi-fps that Halo has individualized itself as.

You are right, we can't predict how halo will be on the hands of 343 studios... But it'll definetely have a diferent 'feel' which is not always good for a classic.

After buying the worst limited edition case every (halo3). I'll just get the cheap version this time.

The case would dent easily, crack the hell out of cds, no telling what else that case caused.

Timan said,
After buying the worst limited edition case every (halo3). I'll just get the cheap version this time.

The case would dent easily, crack the hell out of cds, no telling what else that case caused.


I've got that one and it really is poor, crack my LE content disc

I bought the Legendary Halo 3

I liked the helmet a LOT!!! it stands out in my Living room quite well

I think I'll save to buy this one too.

Lamp0 said,
More useless junk.

If you do not want it then no one is forcing you to buy it. Stuff like this is mostly for collectors. I'll likely end up getting the Limited Edition.

Lamp0 said,
More useless junk.

Just thinking to myself, did someone think that DiVinci's paintings where just more useless junk when they didn't want them too? *rubs chin and ponders*

neufuse said,

Just thinking to myself, did someone think that DiVinci's paintings where just more useless junk when they didn't want them too? *rubs chin and ponders*

To each their own. "Collector's" is just another marketing gimmick to make you buy stuff. They pay people to convince you that you need to collect their products.

But that does not mean that I do not agree with you

neufuse said,

Just thinking to myself, did someone think that DiVinci's paintings where just more useless junk when they didn't want them too? *rubs chin and ponders*

I don't compare Di Vinci's work to the extra tat in LE games as often as I perhaps should.

neufuse said,

Just thinking to myself, did someone think that DiVinci's paintings where just more useless junk when they didn't want them too? *rubs chin and ponders*


Rofl... Yeah, great analogy.

spenser.d said,
Might cave and get Legendary just because it is the last in the series.

It's the last Halo by Bungie. Microsofts 343 Studios will be picking up Halo for the forseeable future.

I think I'll be picking up the legendary edition.

Just ordered the Legendary edition off Amazon - between this and the wife's birthday I get the feeling that september won't be easy on my credit card!!