Microsoft Game Studios announces that a free bonus comes with each pre-order of Halo for Windows at EB Games or GameStop. Pre-orders at EB Games come with the top-selling "Halo: The Flood" novel, and at GameStop: an exclusive Master Chief three-inch action figure. Halo for Windows ships in North America in September 2003 for an estimated retail price of $49.99 (U.S.)
Halo, the critically acclaimed best-selling Xbox game, is coming to Windows gamers for the first time with new features previously unavailable, including online multiplayer support, new maps, vehicles and weapons. Halo is optimized for the PC with the precision offered by mouse-and-keyboard support and full support for high-end hardware including graphic resolutions up to 1600 by 1200 and beyond. Halo's online multiplayer feature will enable players to battle it out with fellow gamers worldwide in a variety of individual and team-based games. Currently in development by Gearbox Software in conjunction with Bungie Studios, Halo for Windows is slated for release in September. For more information, please visit the official site at http://www.microsoft.com/games/halo/.
Bungie was founded in 1991 with two goals: to develop games that combine brilliant technology, beautiful art, intelligent stories and deep gameplay, and then sell enough of those games to achieve the real goal of total world domination. Over the last 10 years it produced games like the Marathon Trilogy and the first two Myth games, hailed as classics by critics and gamers around the world. "Halo: Combat Evolved," its latest game, has achieved phenomenal success on the Microsoft Xbox video game system. More information on Bungie can be found at http://www.Bungie.net/.
Gearbox Software was founded in January of 1999 by a group of experienced 3d game artists, designers and engineers in Dallas, TX. The developers at Gearbox Software have contributed to many of the most acclaimed franchises in interactive entertainment - including “Civilization,” “Duke Nukem 3d,” “Quake”, “Half-Life”, “James Bond 007”, “Counter-Strike”, “Doom”, “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater” and now “Halo: Combat Evolved.”