Since the Star Wars Limited Edition Kinect console bundle was delayed until after the Holiday season, those wanting a new console before the end of the year were faced with just three choices: an ordinary Slim 250GB model, an ordinary Slim 4GB model, or the Gears of War 3 Limited Edition 320GB console. Now, you're back up to four choices. During the Call of Duty XP event currently being held in Los Angeles, Microsoft announced another limited edition console to be released in time for the Holiday market and, unsurprisingly, the theme is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
As well as the console sporting customised "battle-worn" graphics and a 320GB hard drive, it will also make custom sounds when the console is powered on and off and the disk tray is opened. The bundle will include two custom wireless controllers, a copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, a one month Xbox LIVE Gold subscription and exclusive avatar items.
The controller uses the transforming D-pad that can be rotated to adapt to the player’s gameplay. The accessory will be available for purchase separately too, and will include an Xbox LIVE token for an unspecified exclusive download.
Microsoft has also announced a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Wireless Headset with Bluetooth, complete with battle-worn artwork to match that of the limited edition console. Players can not only chat with friends during the game, but can also communicate with Bluetooth®-enabled mobile phones, PCs and other devices. The headset includes a charging cradle, ear loop, ear gels, and also comes with an Xbox LIVE token for an unspecified exclusive download.
Although the Bluetooth Headset doesn't have any packshots, Microsoft has released a video displaying all three items, as well as a few seconds of gameplay footage from the upcoming game.
Both the wireless headset and the wireless controller will be shipped to stores on October 11th. The headset will cost $69.99 (US ERP), and the controller will cost $59.99 (US ERP). The console will be released worldwide on November 8th, 2011, and will cost $399 (US ERP).
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