Halo hits the High Street early

Dominic Sacco
Halo hits the High Street early

Microsoft has teamed up with GAME to allow fans to play Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary weeks before its November 15th release date.

One event will take place on November 4th at Gamestation's Birmingham New Street store, while a second will kick off on November 12th in GAME's Kingston Upon Thames outlet. Both will run from 7pm to 10.30pm.

Attendees will be able to play Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary to win prizes including a limited edition Halo Xbox 360 console, Kinect, an Xbox 360 Bluetooth Headset, 10,000 MS Points, an Xbox Live Gold subscription and a copy of the game. T-shirts and remote control cars are also up for grabs.

On top of this, a deal between Pizza Hut and Microsoft will see a special Halo Anniversary pizza available to order online from November 7th to December 19th.

“What better way to celebrate ten years of the most beloved gaming franchise of all time than by inviting loyal Halo fans to come and play Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary before it officially releases," said director of Xbox and Entertainment Stephen McGill.

"Thanks to the support from GAME and Pizza Hut, UK fans can anticipate a truly unique experience as they’ve come to expect from a Halo game launch.”

Neil Ashurst, head of communications at GAME and Gamestation added: “I’m delighted that GAME and Gamestation have been chosen to host these special gameplay events, giving customers an early opportunity to play Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary."

Customers who pre-order Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary through GAME will also receive a 24-page Halo art booklet, while stocks last. 

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Tags: GAME , release , high street , competition , anniversary , combat evolved , halo , hands-on , promotion , prizes

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