Halo 5: Guardians – New Central Character and Collectors Edition’s

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343 Industries and Microsoft has recently announced both Limited and Collector’s Editions of this years biggest (likely) blockbuster – Halo 5: Guardians. In addition to the newly announced packages comes a character to be introduced into the Halo story, Spartan Locke!

Launching in fall 2015 exclusively on Xbox One, Halo 5: Guardians continues the story of the Master Chief, and introduces a brand new central character to the Halo universe – Spartan Locke. Peace is shattered when colony worlds are unexpectedly attacked. And when humanity’s greatest hero goes missing, Spartan Locke is tasked with hunting the Master Chief and solving a mystery that threatens the entire galaxy.

The editions and US estimated pricing is detailed below:

  • Standard Edition for $59.99 – Halo 5: Guardians plus an exclusive poster, only available to those who pre-order.
  • Limited Edition for $99.99 – Everything in the Standard Edition plus new digital content to enhance Spartan combat and exclusive items wrapped in a uniquely designed steel book.
  • Limited Collector’s Edition for $249.99 – Everything in the Limited Edition as well as additional content such as a commemorative numbered statue designed by 343 Industries. More details on the design to be shared at a later date.

The Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta is still available to gamers who own Halo: The Master Chief Collection and you can read our full thoughts on that here.

Overall, I feel that Halo 5: Guardians retains the essence of why I loved Halo 2’s multiplayer – and although it may come loaded with all the mod cons of many other shooters on the market: zoomable weapons, kill cams, jet pack boosts and the ability to mantle objects, it still feels distinctively Halo – tea bagging included!

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