Regardless of whether you were/are or never a fan of Halo and its news-making sequels, you might be curious about the latest Halo-related title, Halo Wars, which is no longer a First Person Shooter.
Halo Wars is a Real-Time Strategy game and you might have tried the demo downloadable from Xbox Live. Some of you are impressed, some maybe not.
And if you fall into the category of those who can’t wait, you may be a little curious as to the contents of the Limited Edition, which is the only version available for retail. It appears that while there is a Standard Edition, it was only distributed to members of the media. Hey, does that mean that my Standard Edition is now technically rare and more deserving of the title ‘Limited Edition’? (laughs).
Anyway, here’s a little rundown of the contents of the Halo Wars Limited Edition – Packaging size is similar to Halo 3 Collector’s Edition, but Halo Wars is made up of 2 smaller packages, one a tin casing and the other made of thin cardboard paper. The transparent film that binds both packages together is an improved version of the Halo3’s bundle. By simply sealing the bottom of the transparent film, it eliminates accidental slipping of the tin case when you lift it vertically.
The tin case has two covers – Spartans on one side and Covenants on the other, so you can switch between covers to give your Limited Edition a different look. The tin case opens up to store the game disc, manual and the very precious download card for three new Halo3 multiplayer maps, Unique In-game Vehicle: “Honor Guard” Wraith and 48hour Xbox Live trial.
For those who cared, I compared both game discs from the Standard Edition and Limited Edition and there were no distinction between the two.
The other paper cardboard case has a unique phoenix emblem seal that reveals the Hardbound Graphic Novel Halo Wars: Genesis, 6 Leader Cards and the curious-looking “Spirit of Fire” Patch.
For about S$70++, this is a game bundle worth going for. More pictures in the album above.