"Biggest console beta ever" launches worldwide.
LONDON – 4 May 2010 - The wait is over for millions of “Halo” fans who’ve been eagerly anticipating the opportunity to sample the biggest blockbuster game of 2010. “Halo” fans around the world are now able to download the “Halo: Reach” multiplayer beta via their “Halo 3: ODST” game discs and help make entertainment history by participating in the biggest console beta ever. Starting yesterday and concluding on May 19, the beta is a chance for millions of people to experience a portion of the competitive multiplayer offering in “Halo: Reach,” and an opportunity to test and help perfect the definitive multiplayer experience.
Building upon the successes of its predecessors, “Halo: Reach” breaks new ground with a host of new content and features, delivering the most thrilling and feature-packed multiplayer experience yet. With new game types, weapons, armor abilities, players rewards, customisation options, social settings and more, the “Halo: Reach” multiplayer beta introduces a wave of innovations that will take the award-winning “Halo” multiplayer experience on Xbox LIVE to the next level.
Additionally, an introduction video to the “Halo: Reach” beta featuring actress Aisha Tyler, which debuted last week via the “Halo 3: ODST” game disc, is now widely available. In the light-hearted video, Tyler breaks down all the action-packed new game types in the beta and offers insider tips, all while wielding a variety of life-size “Halo” weaponry. It’s a must-watch for any “Halo” fan.
Stay tuned to Bungie.net and Halo Waypoint on Xbox LIVE throughout the beta for regular updates and original content, including new videos, interviews, montages, highlight reels and screenshots, and updates on the latest playlists and community-organized multiplayer matches.
“Halo: Reach” is available for preorder from participating retailers worldwide in Standard, Limited and Legendary editions. Developed by renowned studio Bungie, “Halo: Reach” launches in the fall of 2010 exclusively on Xbox 360.
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