Microsoft and development studio 343 Industries are cranking the hype up a notch for Halo 5: Guardians; which is due for release in just over a week on October 27. Up until now, there have been numerous videos detailing the game including documentaries and the Halo 5 cinematic trailer. Now, Larry Hryb and Josh Holmes (Executive Producer of the game) have released a video showcasing all the sweet merchandise being released for the latest game in the iconic series. There are different levels of Halo 5 goodies to be had and as ever, the more money you spend, the better it gets. Read on to see what you can get your hands on.
Halo 5: Guardians Xbox One Game
Firstly, if all you want is the game by itself, it can be pre-ordered now for $59.99. However, you may want to look at the limited editions below before spending your money on that.
Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition
This is the next level up from just buying the game by itself and it comes with lots of added extras. All of which can be pre-ordered now for $99.99:
- Physical copy of the game in a Halo universe SteelBook design.
- Spartan Locke’s Classified Orders.
- Dossiers for both Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris.
- 14 day Xbox Gold trial – enabling play in either of the two Halo 5 multi-modes as well as the co-operative campaign.
- Metal Earth model of a Guardian – this comes in pieces and needs to be assembled.
- Warzone REQ Bundle – includes 14 Premium REQ Packs. The REQ system is a new addition in Halo 5: Guardians. The better you do in the game, the more REQ cards that can be earned and those cards can be traded in for better equipment. Check out the video below for more details.
- Halo: The Fall of Reach – Animated Series.
Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition
This pack includes all the merchandise in the Limited Edition above but it includes a couple of extra bonuses. It can be pre-ordered on Amazon for $249.99.
Here you get a digital copy of the game instead of a physical disk, so you can pre-download the game starting on Oct. 20. While the game won’t be available to play on that date, it will be ready to go on release day: Oct. 27.
Also included in this pack is a beautifully crafted commemorative statue of the Master Chief and Spartan Locke, which can be split in two because it’s held together by magnets. Genius.
Limited Edition Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Bundle
We told you about this special Xbox One edition a couple of months ago and it includes much of the extras included in the Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition. This is the most expensive limited edition because it contains a brand new Xbox One and it can be pre-ordered for $499.99. Here’s a brief recap of what to expect:
- Custom 1TB Xbox One console.
- Custom Xbox One wireless controller with Spartan Locke design.
- Spartan-themed SteelBook case with Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition full game download.
- Codes to download the digital game on Oct. 20.
- Guardian model by Metal Earth.
- Exclusive DLC: Warzone REQ Bundle and more.
Limited Edition Controllers
As mentioned above, the Xbox One Limited Edition comes with an Xbox One controller inspired by Spartan Locke. This controller can be pre-ordered separately along with a controller inspired by Master Chief.
If it’s not obvious by now, Microsoft is going “all in” with Halo 5: Guardians and that’s a smart move. The Halo franchise is hugely popular and demand for this game is going to be intense. We wouldn’t be surprised if this game increases the sales figures of the Xbox One at least for the game release month.