Halo 3 Legendary and Limited Editions blown open!

Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie have released a barrage of media showing off the two special editions of Halo 3; Legendary andLimited Edition.

Accompanying the media splurge is information that the hotly anticipated sequel will actually release in three forms - Standard Edition, Limited Edition and Legendary Edition.

The Legendary Edition ($129.99 U.S. ERP*), as previously announced, will come with a not-quite-full-size Master Chief helmet and two bonus DVDs. The first disc features behind-the-scenes footage and videos including a "Making ofHalo 3" documentary, and an audio-visual calibration tool which Microsoft says makes "the most of fans' high-definition home cinemas, for the ultimate Halo 3 and Xbox 360 audio and video performance."

Legendary Edition's second bonus disc includes completely remastered cinematic material from Halo and Halo 2 along with developer commentaries, "to provide a refresher course on the thrilling Halo story so far." Plus, there's a featurette documenting a day in the life at Bungie and exclusive content from the creative minds behind machinima stuff Red vs. Blue and This Spartan Life.

Lastly, manage to nab hold of the Legendary Edition - limited supplies of which are to be released - and you'll get a collection of original Halo 3 storyboard art from artist Lee Wilson.