By Jonathan Charles | Jul 13, 2012 12:29 PM EDT
At the official opening of San Diego Comic-Con - June 12 - 343 Industries showed off an extended Forward Unto Dawn trailer which coincided with the reveal of the much expected Halo 4 Limited Edition console. Microsoft has a history of showing off Limited Edition consoles: in 2011 and 2010 at San Diego Comic-Con, Star Wars and Halo: Reach got themed consoles respectively.
"Begin the Halo Reclaimer saga in style on an Xbox 360 Limited Edition Halo 4 console. This custom-designed console comes with a 320 GB hard drive, exclusive on-off and eject sound effects, two customized controllers, a Halo 4 Standard Edition game, and downloadable Halo 4 content," Microsoft said at the event.
The controllers included are the new versions with the twistable D-Pad and have blue LED lights around the Guide Button. The sound effects are heard when pressing the power and eject buttons.
The downloadable content is a unique armor skin for Spartan's in Spartan Ops and competitive multiplayer, a unique weapon skin, emblem, avatar prop and matching avatar armor (presumably the Spartan armor). There's also a black headset bundled in, which is pretty basic.
Frank O'Connor - franchise development director at 343 Industries - added the console is translucent, so it'll be interesting to see how it looks.
Also revealed was a Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn extended trailer (see below). It shows off the relationship between the cadets along with a snippet of the Master Chief, who has a different voice actor because FUD is set 20 years before the events of Halo 4 and he is therefore much younger.
If Halo 4 isn't a killer app, then the console probably isn't value for money: a 320GB hard drive and a 4GB Xbox 360 console cost combined, along with two wireless controllers, a Xbox 360 headset and a copy of the Halo 4 Standard Edition, is $455.71. That's more, but buying the console and the 320GB hard drive along with a copy of Halo 4 costs $375.23. Go with a 250GB console instead, add in a controller and the bundle is slightly less expensive: $397.98.
The console isn't available for pre-order as of writing; a listing did appear on the Microsoft Store, but has since been taken down.
Update: the Halo 4 Limited Edition Xbox 360 has not officially been anounced, as Microsoft isn't ready to talk about the console according to Eurogamer. Expect something June 14.
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