Halo Wars dated for March 3rd, Preorder goodies available

by: Dan -
Microsoft announced today that Halo Wars, the RTS title rooted in the Halo series, will be hitting retailers in the U.S. on March 3rd, several days after the Asian (2/26) and European (2/27) launch. For those that choose to pre-order the game, an in-game Warthog with flame decals will be available, as well as a Limited Collector's Edition with all kinds of stuff including a novel patch, cards and the Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack.
A New Chapter in the “Halo” Franchise, “Halo Wars,” Available at U.S. Retailers on March 3
Get suited up and ready for deployment! On March 3, “Halo Wars,” the action-based strategy game set in the iconic “Halo” universe and created exclusively for Xbox 360, will be available in stores nationwide. Internationally, “Halo Wars” will be available on the following dates:

Japan and Asia Pacific: Feb. 26
EMEA: Feb. 27
Americas (US, Canada, Mexico and South America): March 3

Pre-orders for “Halo Wars” are taking place at participating retailers nationwide now. Fans who pre-order will receive an exclusive in-game Warthog with flame decals. The Limited Collector’s Edition is also available and includes a special in-game “Honor Guard” Wraith, a graphic novel, six Leader cards and a “Spirit of Fire” patch. As an additional exclusive, LCE owners will get early access to the in-game “Halo 3” Mythic Map Pack for exciting new multiplayer action.

The Limited Collector’s Edition retails for an estimated retail price of $79.99, while the standard edition is available at $59.99. A first for a “Halo” franchise game, “Halo Wars” is rated “T” for Teen.

More information on “Halo Wars” can be found online at www.Xbox.com/HaloWars or www.HaloWars.com.
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