HALO Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Halo Universe

‘I can still remember the first time I really experienced Halo…it was stepping out of the crashed escape pod and into a world that would consume my professional and creative life for the next seven years. In the following pages, you’ll find a great deal of depth and drama and data– some familiar, some new. It’s fiction, of course, but we only ever want it to feel real. Because it’s real to us. These are places and times that we want to share with you.’ Frank O’ Connor– foreword

Widely described as Microsoft’s‘Killer App’ the Halo franchise is one of the biggest entertainment properties in history and one of the fastest selling video games ever. With over 1 billion Halo games played worldwide, the fans known as‘Halo Nation’ are hungry for insight and information about the world of Halo.

Created in full collaboration with Microsoft Game Studios and guardians of all things Halo, 343 Industries, the Halo Encyclopedia is the first official reference book to give fans a comprehensive guide to the Halo Universe. From the characters to the history, the weapons to the locations, Halo Encyclopedia reveals everything you need to know from Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo: Wars and the latest instalment Halo 3: ODST.

With brand new artworks for the cover and Frank O’Connor’s foreword, this 352 page guide covers the following key chapters:

o Timeline

o Humans

o Spartans

o The Covenant

o The Flood

o The Forerunners

o The Human-Covenant War

o Science and Technology

o Transport

o Locations

o Weapons

Halo Encyclopedia is published on 2nd November 2009, priced£30

For further information and to request review copies please contact:

Gemma Dudley - 020 7010 3598 / Gemma.Dudley@uk.dk.com


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