Halo 4 limited edition announced
posted on 05.16.12 at 11:43 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Includes multiplayer map DLC, videos.

Microsoft has revealed the limited edition version of Halo 4. Available for pre-order today, it “maximizes your multiplayer experience and puts you in teh boots of a Spartan-IV aboard the UNSC Infinity” for $99.99. 

The limited edition includes:

  • War Games Map Pack Access -The competitive multiplayer modes of Halo 4 are known as War Games. The Limited Edition includes access to nine maps – three future competitive multiplayer map packs, each including three locations, available for download post-launch on Xbox LIVE. Yes, you read that correctly; you get nine maps in the form of future DLC with the purchase of the Halo 4 Limited Edition. Score!
  • Specializations -Everyone will have access to select Specializations, but those that purchase the Halo 4 Limited Edition will receive the ability to unlock six Specializations early, available at launch on Xbox LIVE. You can use them, one at a time, to achieve higher ranks in your Spartan career. In addition to gaining access to new ranks, Specializations unlock new customization options. We’ll be releasing more information about Specializations at E3, so expect additional details about this particular feature then.
  • UNSC Infinity Briefing Packet -The UNSC Infinity Briefing Packet includes a Spartan armor customization schematic, information about UNSC weapons, an introduction to the massive ship UNSC Infinity, and insight into what it means to be one of humanity’s finest warriors: The Spartan-IVs. Story lovers will especially enjoy this in-fiction offering that provides a glimpse into the indoctrination of Spartans aboard the Infinity.
  • Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Special Edition -The Special Edition of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is a 90-minute extended version of the live-action digital series which will take fans back to the terrifying beginning of the Human/Covenant war, when the Master Chief inspired a young cadet who would eventually become a leader aboard the UNSC’s greatest vessel ever: the UNSC Infinity. Digital content also includes in-fiction bonus content that expands the characters and stories of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, special featurette Bringing Gaming into Reality, and a behind the scenes look at the making of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.
  • Bonus digital content through Xbox LIVE -The Limited Edition includes the following bonus digital content through Xbox LIVE: unique in-game Spartan-IV armor skin, unique in-game weapon skin for the Assault Rifle, an exclusive in-game emblem, Xbox LIVE Avatar prop, and Xbox LIVE Avatar Spartan IV armor set.

A legendary edition will not be released.

View a high-resolution version of the limited edition casing, as well as new screenshots, at the gallery. Watch an animation video below.

  • Noctionus

    $99.99… Aw damnit! :\

  • FearMonkey

    Not buying non-Bungie Halo. I consider anything Halo not involving Bungie to be fan fiction. Not interested no matter how pretty the box.

    • Yuenku

      @FearMonkey: Hmm…True. As a huge fan of Halo, I’m totally getting this. Though I wonder if its worthy of being part of the “Halo” series I know and love.

      Time will tell.

    • Locksus

      @FearMonkey:
      Imo I think you should wait for more footage and info of the game before deciding but anyways for me it looks as good as ever, judging from the dev diaries.

      • FearMonkey

        @Locksus: I really don’t care if the game is good or bad. I’m just *not interested* in Halo that doesn’t involve Bungie in some fashion or another. *shrug*

        • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

          @FearMonkey: Id get it,only if it looked good.But sadly they seem to be trying yo cod up halo..

  • http://gearsjourney.blogspot.com Acidicsam

    So, for $99 you get, essentially, the season pass, a 90 minute long movie, some story packet stuff(I love stories), quicker unlocks for specializations, and exclusive skins.

    If I do end up getting this game, I will be getting this edition. This is way too good of a deal to pass up.

  • captainhowdy

    I wonder will there be a Legendary Edition?