Three editions for Halo 3

Thursday 2 November 2006
With hype-o-meters across the world already shorting out months in advance of Halo 3's arrival, US gaming chain GameStop (opens in new tab) has put up its preorder section for the game - in three flavours to suit every obsession.

The normal edition will retail for $60 (%26pound;31), while an as-yet-undetailed Collector's Edition would set you back $70 (%26pound;36) - going by other 360 collectors' sets, we'd guess at a metal box and a dinky in-game bonus content.

But true Halo fans - yes, you reading the Ghosts of Onyx novel with the Halo 2 tattoo peeking out from under your "I Love Bees" tee - will settle for nothing less than the $100 (%26pound;52) Legendary Edition.

It doesn't take more shots to kill, but it does feature three bonus DVDs, featuring behind-the-scenes content, remastered cinematics from Halo and Halo 2, and specially-made mod community content. Oh, and we nearly forgot - a replica Spartan helmet, so you can finally retire that slightly embarrassing Mjolnir armour you made out of polystyrene and tin-foil.

While it would be nice if the Legendary Edition obeyed exchange rates and clocked in at only %26pound;2 more than a normal 360 game sells for, the mark-up will of course be a bit heftier for the European editions. Just remember to budget for the faceplate, too.