Limited Edition Halo: Reach Xbox 360 Bundle, Controller and Headset Revealed

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In addition to Limited and Legendary editions of the game itself, Halo: Reach is now getting its own special edition Xbox 360 console bundle, wireless controller, and wireless headset. Anyone surprised by Microsoft’s marketing push here? No, I didn’t think so!

The Halo: Reach 360 bundle will be available day and date with the game’s launch on September 14th for $400, featuring an exclusive silver console in the new “S” model with the 250GB hard drive and built-in Wi-Fi, two wireless controllers in a matching silver color scheme, custom Halo sound effects when the system is turned on and the disc tray is ejected, and a standard edition copy of the game.

Microsoft’s press release also mentions the bundle including a Reach-themed headset, a download token for an Elite armor set, and an episode of Halo Legends, but the box art shows none of these items, as you can see in the picture above, and Amazon’s pre-order listing only mentions a standard black headset and neither of the other items. The unboxing video at the bottom of the page also lists the armor set and Halo Legends episode, in addition to avatar gear which isn’t mentioned in the press release. So I’m very confused here. Hopefully Microsoft will set the facts straight on this soon.

Putting those bundle content questions aside for a moment, Microsoft will also be releasing limited edition Halo: Reach accessories leading up to the game’s launch. Scheduled for availability in late August are the wireless controller and headset, both themed in silver to match the limited edition console. The controller, which will also come with a download token for an animated Covenant Banshee Avatar item, will retail for $60. The headset will sell for $50.

Below is an unboxing video showing Bungie opening up the Halo: Reach Limited Edition, Legendary Edition and Xbox 360 bundle, plus a gallery with more images of the bundle, controller and headset.

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