Shit, We Missed Bungie Day!
Seriously, how could we possibly have missed the news yesterday when Bungie announced (in association with Rooster Teeth) that everyone’s favorite map from Halo 1 and 2 would be making a comeback in Halo: Reach…of course I’m talking about Blood Gulch, not Sidewinder.
On top of that, GameStop announced that there were going to be pre-order bonuses for us guys that can’t wait to get our grubby hands on the game when it comes out this September. Already there are internet jokes abound about giving your spartan of choice a “beer belly”. I think it’s going to be great and funny at the same time.
The 2 items that will be included with your pre-order are as follows, a Spartan Recon helmet with a Visor/Blast Shield and UA Multi Threat Mjolnir Mark V(B) Armor. The second pre-order bonus is the one getting the jokes lobbed at it. Gamestop describes it thusly:
Preorder Halo Reach and receive GameStop exclusive in-game UA Multi-Threat Mjolnir Mark V(B) Armor. While Mark V MJOLNIR armor is designed to operate in a wide variety of combat situations, the UA/Multi-Threat configuration provides Spartans with the most impact across all combat scenarios. The chestpiece’s lightweight design allows for maximum freedom of movement while standard MJOLNIR defense systems provide the resilience that helped make Spartans the stuff of legend.
Yup, already preordered mine…and you guessed it. I can’t wait.