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A war that's about to wipe out the mankind is breaking out. Become one of the Spartan Soldiers and fight the Covenants. You will have weapons of mass destruction and your killer instincts with you when you face off with the overwhelming forces of your foes. This is a game the only the most able of soldiers.

From the publisher: “Halo: Reach,” developed exclusively for Xbox 360, by acclaimed developer Bungie, is the blockbuster prequel to the landmark “Halo” video games franchise.

“Halo” is one of the biggest video games series in history, and is the top selling franchise on Xbox. “Halo: Reach” is the culmination of 10 years of award winning “Halo” games that have raised expectations for what can be achieved in a video game.

“Halo: Reach” tells the tragic and heroic story of Noble Team, a group of Spartans, who through great sacrifice and courage, saved countless lives in the face of impossible odds.

The planet Reach is humanity’s last line of defense between the encroaching Covenant and their ultimate goal, the destruction of Earth. If it falls, humanity will be perched on the brink of destruction.

Halo Reach is exclusive on Xbox360™. The Japanese and Asian versions have arrived, the US versions will all come on Friday:

Halo Reach JPN US$ 79.90
Halo Reach ASIA US$ 48.75
Halo Reach US US$ 64.90

The Limited Editions include an Elite Armor set used in the multi-play modes, an artifact bag with the Doctor's journal and maps, a security badge and the Spartan II emblem. And all of these are in a case designed to look like the Data Module Box.

The Legendary Edition contains everything in the Limited Edition plus a special Diorama statue that features the team of Spartan soldiers.

Halo Reach Limited Edition
Halo Reach (Limited Edition) ASIA US$ 68.75
Halo Reach [Limited Edition] JPN N/A
Halo Reach (Limited Edition) US US$ 89.90

Halo Reach Legendary Edition
Halo Reach [Legendary Edition] JPN N/A

hardware sets
Xbox 360 Elite Slim Console (250GB) Halo Reach Premium Pack US US$ 549.90
Xbox 360 Wireless Controller [Halo Reach Limited Edition] JPN N/A
Xbox 360 Wireless Headset [Halo Reach Limited Edition] JPN N/A

Toys Preorders
Halo Reach Play Arts Kai Vol. 1 Non Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Emile JPN US$ 64.90
Halo Reach Play Arts Kai Vol. 1 Non Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Jun JPN US$ 64.90
Halo Reach Play Arts Kai Vol. 1 Non Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Noble Six JPN US$ 64.90

These action figures will come this November.

Game Guides
Halo Reach Limited Edition Guide US US$ 34.90
Halo Reach Signature Series Guide US US$ 19.90