Halo 4 Box Art & Limited Edition Revealed

Halo 4 Box Art & Limited Edition Revealed

Throwing money at the screen still doesn't work

Written by Mr J Muffin on 16 May 12 at 23:06 , updated on 16 May 12 at 23:06 | Credit to DaddyP Not3D

Fans of the Halo series join hands and celebrate! 343 Industries has revealed for us not only the cover art, but the Limited Edition to their upcoming release, Halo 4. I won't waste time, so take a look at this beast of a cover.

Halo 4 Box Art
Uploaded May 16th, 2012


Personally, I think that this may be the coolest box art for a Halo game yet. However, as if 343 Industries knew it wouldn't be enough to satisfy the fans until E3, today they revealed the contents of the Limited Edition of Halo 4. Here's what you'll find:


• War Games Map Pack Access

The competitive multiplayer modes of Halo 4 are known as War Games. The Limited Edition includes access to nine maps - three future competitive multiplayer map packs, each including three locations, available for download post-launch on Xbox LIVE. Yes, you read that correctly; you get nine maps in the form of future DLC with the purchase of the Halo 4 Limited Edition. Think of it as a DLC pass.


• Specializations

Everyone will have access to select Specializations, but those that purchase the Halo 4 Limited Edition will receive the ability to unlock six Specializations early, available at launch on Xbox LIVE. You can use them, one at a time, to achieve higher ranks in your Spartan career. In addition to gaining access to new ranks, Specializations unlock new customization options.

• UNSC Infinity Briefing Packet

The UNSC Infinity Briefing Packet includes a Spartan armor customization schematic, information about UNSC weapons, an introduction to the massive ship UNSC Infinity, and insight into what it means to be one of humanity’s finest warriors: The Spartan-IVs. Story lovers will especially enjoy this in-fiction offering that provides a glimpse into the indoctrination of Spartans aboard the Infinity.


Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Special Edition

The Special Edition of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is a 90-minute extended version of the live-action digital series which will take fans back to the terrifying beginning of the Human/Covenant war, when the Master Chief inspired a young cadet who would eventually become a leader aboard the UNSC’s greatest vessel ever: the UNSC Infinity.

Digital content also includes in-fiction bonus content that expands the characters and stories of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, special featurette Bringing Gaming into Reality, and a behind the scenes look at the making of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.


• Bonus digital content through Xbox LIVE

The Limited Edition includes the following bonus digital content through Xbox LIVE: unique in-game Spartan-IV armor skin, unique in-game weapon skin for the Assault Rifle, an exclusive in-game emblem, Xbox LIVE Avatar prop, and Xbox LIVE Avatar Spartan IV armor set.

All of it is included in this fancy steel case:

Halo 4 Limited Edition
Uploaded May 16th, 2012


The Limited Edition will run you £69.99 if you're in Europe, or $99.99 if you're in North America. That's a 60 dollar game, 30 dollars in total for the maps (provided they are 800 points like most map packs have been) an hour-and-a-half digital series that would probably run you twenty dollars or more, Bonus Features and In-Game Content that would probably add up to another ten dollars, in a steel case. All that for £70/$100. Quite the deal, no? 343 Industries has announced that this will be the only special edition of the game, to avoid making people choose what set of content they want. Those hoping for a Legendary Edition like me, better luck next time. Halo 4 is set for a worldwide release on November 6th, 2012. Time to get back to counting down the days.
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Posted on 16 May 12 at 23:08
I've still never played this series. Not sure if I ever will, to be honest. Though I lean towards the idea that I will.

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They got me, can it come out now please????
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Posted on 16 May 12 at 23:12
Limited edition seems like the better deal, day one buy for me.
I have high hopes for this.
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Posted on 16 May 12 at 23:13
Mr J Muffin said:Throwing money at the screen still doesn't workBut I'm trying so hard to make it work! Maybe next I'll try opening a time warp to the 6th...

But seriously, this looks like a great collector's edition, and even though I've not gotten one from the series in the past, I'm seriously considering it this time.
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Posted on 16 May 12 at 23:14
N0T PENNYS B0AT said:I've still never played this series. Not sure if I ever will, to be honest. Though I lean towards the idea that I will.

Someday...
At least try Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary. Combat Evolved is by far the best Halo of the series, as 95% or more Halo fans will agree.
Posted on 16 May 12 at 23:14
No legendary edition? Nice! Preorder when I can
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Posted on 16 May 12 at 23:14
What do they mean by new ranks under specialzations?
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Posted on 16 May 12 at 23:15
Kaisar Villhelm said:Mr J Muffin said:Throwing money at the screen still doesn't workBut I'm trying so hard to make it work! Maybe next I'll try opening a time warp to the 6th...

But seriously, this looks like a great collector's edition, and even though I've not gotten one from the series in the past, I'm seriously considering it this time.
Same here. I considered the Legendary Edition for Reach, but the amount of content compared to how much I was paying really didn't make it worth it. This one, though, is a definite Limited Edition pre order for me.
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xxBigBoyRogerxx said:What do they mean by new ranks under specialzations?We aren't sure yet. One could speculate it'll be your multiplayer rank. Maybe it's an auto rank up sort of thing. But if you head over to the official post, 343 says that they'll reveal more about specializations at E3.
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Can someone PLEASE tell me where that came from...throwing money at the screen? I know about the "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY" from Futurama but I have no idea if the two are related. "I'M THROWING MONEY AT THE SCREEN BUT IT'S NOT WORKING!"...where did this start from I wonder?
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Posted on 16 May 12 at 23:19
Im so slow i havent even completed Halo 3 and ive had the damn thing for 2 years lol
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Hmmm. On the one hand, I'm an absolute halo nerd and I collect all things Halo. On the other, I was disappointed over the Reach Collector's Edition, and in Reach in general. Do I go all out and pre-order this baby? Or hang back and look at the reviews and try to pick one up cheap? Or just pick it up second hand because it's a new unproven development studio? Argh, decisions, decisions...
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Posted on 16 May 12 at 23:22
CrankyBauer24 said:Im so slow i havent even completed Halo 3 and ive had the damn thing for 2 years lolMost of the achievements are multiplayer but if you have ODST, you can use the multiplayer disc to get alot of the achievements in a boosting session, since most play Reach now. In fact I almost want to get together a boosting session. I might do that.
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Opproperaar said:Hmmm. On the one hand, I'm an absolute halo nerd and I collect all things Halo. On the other, I was disappointed over the Reach Collector's Edition, and in Reach in general. Do I go all out and pre-order this baby? Or hang back and look at the reviews and try to pick one up cheap? Or just pick it up second hand because it's a new unproven development studio? Argh, decisions, decisions...Well, it's the start of a new trilogy. I say go all out on this one, and if it's not worth it, well you learned your lesson and you won't make that mistake with Halo 5 and 6. But that's just me.
Posted on 16 May 12 at 23:24
Okay, the Limited Edition sold me. I was going to get the standard for sure at some point, but this is now a day one buy for me. I love the Halo lore.
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Posted on 16 May 12 at 23:25, Edited on 16 May 12 at 23:26 by TVthePunisher
Can someone PLEASE tell me where that came from...throwing money at the screen? I know about the "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY" from Futurama but I have no idea if the two are related. "I'M THROWING MONEY AT THE SCREEN BUT IT'S NOT WORKING!"...where did this start from I wonder?

I didn't mean to post this twice ._. the site made some weird error.
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Posted on 16 May 12 at 23:25
Wish it was November...

Guess I should preorder this at some point. smile
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Posted on 16 May 12 at 23:27
That looks totally sick!!! I'll be out way early waiting for the midnight launch!
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Yeah last one i played was 3, i have reach and CE:anniversary unplayed on the shelf.... :(