Master Chief Explodes Onto Xbox in the All-New Halo Triple Pack
Bungie Studios’ Trio of Action Lands on Store Shelves on October 4, 2005
Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie Studios announced today the "Halo" Triple Pack, a winning compilation that combines the excitement of Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 and the Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack into one impressive package. With an MSRP of $59.99, the Halo Triple Pack allows new gamers to experience the thrills and excitement of the Halo franchise at an attractive price point.
The groundbreaking Halo franchise has shattered global video game sales records, selling more than 13.8 million units worldwide and earning more than $600 million in revenue. Halo 2 destroyed the previous day one video game sales record by amassing more than $125 million in sales within its first 24 hours. The franchise, one of the biggest and most successful in the industry, has also been the recipient of more than three dozen national and international awards, including 19 Game of the Year honors for Halo 2. Those that are new to Xbox can finally find out what the buzz is about taking them through the entire Halo story from beginning to end.
Halo: Combat Evolved
Experience the phenomenon that started it all. The game that put first-person, console shooters in the spotlight is back to electrify an entirely new legion of gamers. Witness all of the explosive action from the start and unravel the secrets surrounding the mysterious Halo. With a detailed twisting story-line, complex characters and cunning enemies, Halo fulfills every sci-fi enthusiast's dream.
Enjoyed by nearly 7 million fans worldwide since its launch in November of 2004, the second installment of this revolutionary franchise introduces new weapons, new abilities and new environments that change the Halo universe in unexpected and exhilarating ways. Double the firepower and take out foes in style with the all-new dual-wielding feature. In this continuation of the award-winning Halo franchise, drama, excitement and intrigue await as players are treated to a story of betrayal and deception. The plot continues as players tasked with carrying on Master Chief's saga to save the world. Revel in a massively-enhanced multiplayer game - play split-screen or System Link, or take the battle online against more than 2 million Xbox Live® subscribers.
Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack
The first of its kind for consoles, the Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack enhances the Halo 2 game with nine intense battlefields in a variety of locations ranging from a swamp to a space station. New gameplay enhancements intensify weapon, grenade, and melee combat. Play offline via split-screen or System Link, or battle online on Xbox Live.
Halo 2 is one of the highest rated and top selling video games of all time. As Xbox Live continues to redefine online gaming, Halo 2 features superior online multiplayer capabilities, evidenced by the fact that Xbox Live gamers have logged a record-breaking 387 million hours playing Halo 2 since its launch.
Bungie Studios was founded in 1991 with two goals: to develop games that combine brilliant technology, beautiful art, intelligent stories and deep gameplay, and then sell enough of those games to achieve its real goal of total world domination. Over the past 10 years it has produced games such as the "Marathon Trilogy", the first two "Myth" games and Halo: Combat Evolved, which have been hailed as classics by critics and gamers around the world.
Microsoft Game Studios is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of games for the Xbox® video game system, the Windows® operating system and online platforms. Comprising a network of top developers, Microsoft Game Studios is committed to creating innovative and diverse games for Windows (http://www.microsoft.com/games), including such franchises as "Age of Empires®," "Flight Simulator and Zoo Tycoon®;" Xbox (http://www.xbox.com), including such games as "Fable®" and franchises such as "Halo®," "Project Gotham Racing®" and "MechAssault®;" and MSN® Games (http://www.games.msn.com), the official games channel for the MSN network and home to such hits as "Bejeweled" and "HexicTM."