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XBOX ANNOUNCES LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION OF HALO 2

Xbox®, the future generation video game system from Microsoft®, today announced it will be releasing a Limited Collector’s Edition of the highly anticipated Halo 2, that includes a copy of the game plus a 2nd DVD packed with extra content.

London, UK, 21st July 2004 - Xbox®, the future generation video game system from Microsoft®, today announced it will be releasing a Limited Collector's Edition of the highly anticipated Halo 2, that includes a copy of the game plus a 2nd DVD packed with extra content. Xbox gamers will be able to get their hands on this unique offer, available across the UK from 11th November for an estimated street price of £44.99.

The Limited Collector's Edition of Halo 2 is, a 2 disc set that will come in a very collectable and stylish metal box. The 2nd DVD features extra content such as a Making of Halo 2 documentary, features on game design, animation, music, outtakes of cinematics and characters, art galleries - from concept to game, commentaries from the development team, and much more.

"We are very excited about this Limited Collector's Edition of Halo 2 and feel that fans will jump at the chance to add this exciting limited edition offer to their games collection," said Michel Cassius Senior Director, Xbox Platform and Marketing. "We are expecting a high demand for the Limited Collector's Edition of Halo 2 and since quantities are strictly limited, we suggest fans pre-order now to avoid disappointment."

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Editors' Notes

About Bungie Studios

Bungie 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 the real goal of total world domination. Over the last 10 years it produced games like the Marathon Trilogy and the first two Myth games, hailed as classics by critics and gamers around the world. "Halo: Combat Evolved," its latest game, has achieved phenomenal success on the Microsoft Xbox video game system. More information on Bungie can be found at http://www.bungie.net/.

About Xbox

Xbox (http://www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new tagline, "it's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in Europe for an estimated street price of €199.99.

Xbox Live

Xbox Live allows gamers to play multiplayer Xbox® games with other gamers worldwide via a broadband connection. With a built-in hard drive and Ethernet port, the Xbox console is the only video game system built from the ground up for online gaming. Xbox Live enables gamers to easily find their friends; talk to other players during gameplay through the Xbox Communicator headset; download current statistics and new levels and characters to their Xbox hard drive; and play online - all exclusive features to Xbox Live.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software - any time, any place and on any device.

Microsoft, Xbox and Xbox Live are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information, please contact:

Marie-Claire Suter

UK Assistant PR Manager - Xbox & Games

Tel: + 44 (0) 118 909 4599

Fax: + 44 (0) 118 909 6128

Email: i-maries@microsoft.com

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