Unlike last time, Halo: Reach's Legendary special edition bundle doesn't come with a helmet fit for a feline. Instead, it will ship with a 10-pound, 10-inch-tall McFarlane Toys diorama of Noble Team--and that's in addition to exclusive online unlocks, a physical diary, and a smattering of documents that explores the game's fiction. But if that's not enough to get you to smack 150 dollars down on a retailer's counter with confidence, Bungie is probably hoping a bonus in-game campaign commentary track might do the trick.
Bungie busted out the news of the track on its official website earlier last week, and even dropped a few specifics about. According to the studio, around two hours of spoiler-filled audio were recorded for the track, most of it dealing with "unrevealed aspects" of Reach's production. The game's creative director Marcus Lehto, audio director Marty O'Donnell, cinematics and story lead Lee Wilson, and effects lead Steve Scott will be featured.
And for you commentary hounds out there, apparently all these guys were recorded while chilling in the same room at the same time, unlike some of the lousier DVD commentaries you may have heard.
== TEASER ==Also, if you were wondering, the seemingly short run time of the track is the end result of Bungie's "judicious editing" that is being said to deliver audio only during the game's "most impactful moments." This is also purportedly Bungie's "final word" on the series, which makes sense considering this is in fact the studio's final Halo game.
The full blurb from the website:
Go inside Bungie and get direct access to the team that created the franchise as they play through their last and most ambitious entry in series, Halo: Reach. To celebrate the event – and to commemorate those fans who picked up the Legendary Edition of Halo: Reach – Creative Director, Marcus Lehto, Audio Director and Composer, Marty O’Donnell, Cinematics and Story Lead, Lee Wilson, and Effects Lead, Steve Scott sit down together to deliver two full hours of exclusive, behind-the-scenes campaign commentary covering unrevealed aspects of Halo: Reach’s production. From concept to cutting room floor, this last look back is the final word on Halo: Reach’s development, straight from the team that built the game.
The Halo: Reach Legendary edition is currently sold-out on GameStop.com, but it's still available in stores, as well as some online retailers like Amazon.com. As is usual with these bundles, Halo: Reach LE is a limited-release thing, so, if in-game commentary or a wicked diorama are things you'd like to have, you'd probably be doing yourself a favor by pre-ordering the bundle sooner than later.