The most anticipated entertainment event of the year is almost here. Starting at midnight tonight, millions of people around the world will embark on a mission of courage, sacrifice and valour in “Halo: Reach,” the thrilling prequel to the iconic “Halo” trilogy that became a global entertainment phenomenon and defined a generation of gamers over the last decade.
Not since the debut of “Star Wars: Episode I” have fans been so excited to revisit a beloved franchise. Recently dubbed “a pop culture phenomenon” by Variety magazine and hailed as the No. 1 game series of all time
1, the “Halo” franchise will once again make history with the launch of “Halo: Reach,” which goes on sale at 12:01 am tonight in more than 25 countries.
To celebrate the launch, tens of thousands of retailers around the world are opening their doors at midnight exclusively to sell copies of “Halo: Reach,” as well as “Halo: Reach” Xbox 360 consoles and accessories. Special. midnight openings are taking place in major cities around the world, including London, further adding to the fervour surrounding the highly anticipated video game, which is expected to top all previous entertainment launches this year.
“Halo: 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 defence between the encroaching Covenant and their ultimate goal, the destruction of Earth. If it falls, humanity will be perched on the brink of destruction.
Regional Launch Events and “Halo: Reach” Midnight Madness
Around the globe, Microsoft and retail partners are hosting events to give fans a truly memorable “Halo: Reach” launch experience.
The main London midnight opening will be held at the following venue:
∙ U.K.: GAME, Westfield Shopping Centre, London, W12 7GF (evening of Sept. 13)
In addition, retailers around the UK and the world will host midnight madness store openings to usher in the launch of “Halo: Reach,” demonstrating the appeal of an entertainment phenomenon that has elevated video games into mainstream pop culture and permeated every corner of the globe.
Made exclusively for Xbox 360 by acclaimed developer Bungie, “Halo: Reach” will be made available in Standard, Limited and Legendary Editions.
More information can be found at http://www.xbox.com/haloreach.
Would you be getting one tonight?