The most anticipated entertainment event of the year is almost here. Starting at midnight tonight, millions of people around the world will embark on a mission of courage, sacrifice and valor in "Halo: Reach," the thrilling prequel to the iconic "Halo" trilogy that became a global entertainment phenomenon and defined a generation of gamers over the past decade.
The "Halo" franchise will once again make history with the launch of "Halo: Reach," which goes on sale at 12:01 a.m. Sept. 14 in more than 25 countries.
Published by Microsoft Game Studios, the "Halo" franchise of games is exclusive to the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and Xbox LIVE online entertainment network. As evidence of the game's highly anticipated release, more than 2.7 million players participated in the "Halo: Reach" multiplayer beta in May, making it the largest console video game beta test on record and more than triple the size of the historic "Halo 3" beta.