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Halo: Reach-Themed Silver Xbox 360 S On The Way

Hitting alongside Halo: Reach later this year.

Microsoft proved whispers of a Halo: Reach-themed Xbox 360 S bundle true in short order at San Diego Comic-Con, unveiling the silver hardware for the first time and announcing precious details that should seem familiar to anyone who bit on, say, the Modern Warfare 2 or Final Fantasy XIII bundles.

The Halo: Reach limited edition bundle, in which a subdued and tasteful silver Xbox 360 S clearly steals the show, will be made available on September 14 alongside the launch of Bungie's last Halo title. The console itself will host 250GB of storage and the whole bundle will retail at $400.
 

 
The bundle will include, of course, a copy of the game in addition to a wired silver headset, two silver controllers, a download voucher for a bit of Elite armor, and an episode of the Halo anime, Halo: Legends.

Need more themed controllers? Wires make you feel blue on the inside? No worries. In an effort to keep cashing in on this offer, Microsoft will also be selling a Halo: Reach-themed wireless headset and wireless controllers in August. The controller will hit retail at $60 and will come with a Covenant Banshee avatar item, while the headset will hit at $50. 
 
Here's some images for ya if you're into this sort of thing. I should note before you look that the press materials mention this themed Xbox "also features custom sound effects from the Halo universe." Major Nelson has since revealed on Twitter that the machine will make "Halo-inspired" sound when you turn the machine on and eject a disc. Surely, that won't get old.
 


UPDATE: Major Nelson has revealed when the 360 will make a sound. Previously, we didn't know that. Thanks for the heads up,  yoshimitz707!
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Posted by BradNicholson

Microsoft proved whispers of a Halo: Reach-themed Xbox 360 S bundle true in short order at San Diego Comic-Con, unveiling the silver hardware for the first time and announcing precious details that should seem familiar to anyone who bit on, say, the Modern Warfare 2 or Final Fantasy XIII bundles.

The Halo: Reach limited edition bundle, in which a subdued and tasteful silver Xbox 360 S clearly steals the show, will be made available on September 14 alongside the launch of Bungie's last Halo title. The console itself will host 250GB of storage and the whole bundle will retail at $400.
 

 
The bundle will include, of course, a copy of the game in addition to a wired silver headset, two silver controllers, a download voucher for a bit of Elite armor, and an episode of the Halo anime, Halo: Legends.

Need more themed controllers? Wires make you feel blue on the inside? No worries. In an effort to keep cashing in on this offer, Microsoft will also be selling a Halo: Reach-themed wireless headset and wireless controllers in August. The controller will hit retail at $60 and will come with a Covenant Banshee avatar item, while the headset will hit at $50. 
 
Here's some images for ya if you're into this sort of thing. I should note before you look that the press materials mention this themed Xbox "also features custom sound effects from the Halo universe." Major Nelson has since revealed on Twitter that the machine will make "Halo-inspired" sound when you turn the machine on and eject a disc. Surely, that won't get old.
 


UPDATE: Major Nelson has revealed when the 360 will make a sound. Previously, we didn't know that. Thanks for the heads up,  yoshimitz707!
Posted by Bhouse563

Already bought a 360 S, and don't plan on preording Reach, but it still looks pretty sick!

Posted by WinterSnowblind

Not very keen on the silver, but the design is very cool.

Posted by Glitch

I think I might actually be using this to justify the upgrade of my old Pro to a new S.  Thank-you Halo

Posted by XenoNick

This may push me to buy a 360 S

Posted by Agent47CSim2

Why put this up but not the Vidoc? however that console does looks awesome.

Posted by yoshimitz707

@BradNicholson: Major Nelson says you get a shield power up noise when you eject the drive of the Reach 360 S. 
http://twitter.com/majornelson/status/19304282429

Posted by foggel

Black is a lot cooler. Besides, I'm not a Halo fan.

Posted by Joey2683

$60 for a controller is a pile of crap.
Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror

hmmm NOW it looks like one of those hot air hand driers...

Posted by Burns098356GX

Wish they just made it in white gloss.

Posted by Keavy_Rain

Considering the Kinect bundle doesn't come with a HDD, I need a new 360, and I was interested in Reach, I think I'll pick this up if I got the cash when it launches.

Edited by avantegardener

Bleh! Not very pleasant IMO, but I suppose Johnny Haloz will enjoy it.
 
Edit: Actually on further inspection, it does'nt look to bad! Think the joypad put me off.

Posted by BradNicholson
@yoshimitz707: Nice! Thanks.
Posted by CitizenKane

Any price on the bundle yet?

Posted by BulletStorm

60 dollars for a controller? Fuck. That.

Posted by yoshimitz707

Sweet! Recognition!

Posted by darkjester74

This is the first LE console I would seriously consider buying.

Posted by Shuborno

I like the design.  Much better than the Halo 3 puke-green 360.

Posted by Burns098356GX

I did see the MS Wireless Headset with the Reach colours and graphics. No idea if its going to be included in the box though.

Posted by MAN_FLANNEL
@Agent47CSim2 said:
" Why put this up but not the Vidoc? "
Probably because Kotaku put a bigger picture on this article than the forge one >_> 
Posted by HateCage

totally would as it looks great but Halo .... BOO!  Maybe they will make a Gears 3 LE

Posted by EmuLeader

I like that they actual put alot of work into making this look halo themed.  The final fantasy and splinter cell ones were so bland.  This has a nice halo design, and if the power button sound rumor is true, then thats a really cool feature to truly make it different. 

Posted by Jayzilla

why not just buy the game and throw a halo faceplate on the front of your 360? if you are gonna buy the new halo game, it's not as if you dont already own a 360. 

Posted by memo

so many 360 so many options.  wtf man

Posted by WilliamHenry
@Jayzilla said:
" why not just buy the game and throw a halo faceplate on the front of your 360? if you are gonna buy the new halo game, it's not as if you dont already own a 360.  "

Some people might decide that the Reach console is the one they're finally going to upgrade to.
Posted by Demonstride

God I want this so much.

Posted by Persecution89

That unit looks very nice! But i already purchased my 360 S so i have no interest in buying this one.. looking forward to Reach though... first time i will be buying a Halo game since Halo 2.
Posted by Landon
@DivineCC said:
" @Jayzilla said:
" why not just buy the game and throw a halo faceplate on the front of your 360? if you are gonna buy the new halo game, it's not as if you dont already own a 360.  "
Some people might decide that the Reach console is the one they're finally going to upgrade to. "
Maybe some people want to upgrade to a Slim and this is their chance?
Posted by Vendetta

Motherfucker. I just bought a 360S. Would have definitely waited and invested in this one instead if I'd have known.

Posted by PJ

I want that new controller. I already have a 360S and honestly think the black is much nicer despite the gloss finish 

Posted by natetodamax

I still don't see the point of "game themed" consoles, but that does look pretty cool.

Posted by LordXavierBritish

I'm getting Reach and I probably need to get a new 360 at some point. 
 
Maybe this is the time to do it.

Posted by WilliamRLBaker

I all ready preordered it from Amazon.

Posted by Aleryn

Oh those filthy BASTARDS.  That thing is GORGEOUS.  Oh well.  Might grab up a controller if I need one when it comes out.  D-amn that is pretty!

Posted by ch13696

Another (insert game) themed console? Lay off this crap Sony and Microsoft.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

Remember that horribly gaudy Halo 3 themed 360? This is about 1000 times better than that. I would seriously consider buying one.

Posted by Ace829
@ch13696 said:
" Another (insert game) themed console? Lay off this crap Sony and Microsoft. "
But I would love to get my hands on a LittleBigPlanet 2 themed PS3. :(
Posted by Agent47CSim2
@MAN_FLANNEL said:
" @Agent47CSim2 said:
" Why put this up but not the Vidoc? "
Probably because Kotaku put a bigger picture on this article than the forge one >_>   
most probably :)
Posted by ch13696
@Ace829 said:
" @ch13696 said:
" Another (insert game) themed console? Lay off this crap Sony and Microsoft. "
But I would love to get my hands on a LittleBigPlanet 2 themed PS3. :( "
Who wouldn't? It would be a build-your-own PS3.
Posted by WinterSnowblind
@ch13696 said:
" Another (insert game) themed console? Lay off this crap Sony and Microsoft. "
Nintendo do it the most actually, with variations on the GBA / DS.
Personally, it's something I'd like to see more of.  If you already own the system, it doesn't really affect you and you're not missing out on anything.  But if you're looking to get one?  Then pretty limited edition designs are fun.
Posted by iKANNIBAL

Glad i didn't buy the black one already, cause i will be getting this one, its much better.

Posted by MrCandleguy

I dont know if i should get this ORR the legendary edition =/ so hard to figure out!

Posted by DBIZMO

Nice colour, but I still prefer the black.

Posted by TheGreatGuero

I like it, but won't be getting it.

Posted by Branthog

It's silver and has the word "REACH" on it. Wow.

Posted by DarthB

They should've at least put the limited edition of reach in the box.  Kinda of bullshit without it.

Posted by GoodKn1ght
@Landon said:
" @DivineCC said:
" @Jayzilla said:
" why not just buy the game and throw a halo faceplate on the front of your 360? if you are gonna buy the new halo game, it's not as if you dont already own a 360.  "
Some people might decide that the Reach console is the one they're finally going to upgrade to. "
Maybe some people want to upgrade to a Slim and this is their chance? "
Dumb question....why'd you quote a guy and say exactly what he said? 
Never been a fan of silver, I bought a silver, or platinum I think they called it, gamecube and vowed that to be my last.Although i will say much cooler looking then the last halo console, the gold on it was cool but it was just an ugly shade of green.
Edited by big_jon
@GoodKn1ght:
Silver is cheap looking these days, like a crappy citizen TV of something.
Posted by sins_of_mosin

Very nice!  Wish I could get it but I could never justify it to the woman.  I'll have to get the controller thou.

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