During Microsoft's Gamescom press conference they revealed an all new limited edition Halo 5: Guardians Xbox One bundle that comes with a brand new controller, a custom livery Xbox One and a collector's edition of Halo 5, complete with special DLC and other goodies.
The limited edition Xbox One has a gun metal, cobalt color scheme designed after the Halo logo's motif. One side has a technical design on it while the other side has a gray honeycomb mesh sprawled across it, presumably to imitate the same sort of mesh fiber that the Spartans wear under the Mjolnir armor.
The design on the Xbox One appears to imitate a Forerunner design, giving the game console a space-age look. The livery on the console also makes the leap to the controller, which has the same polished metal look with the cobalt blue highlights.
The console also contains special sound effects when you power the console on or turn it off. The sound effects are obviously mirrored off the Halo franchise's iconic special effects and sound design. This is something Microsoft has been doing with all their special edition Xbox One consoles, including the Forza Motorsport 6 console, which has an engine starting sound when you turn it on and an engine powering down when you turn it off.
In addition to the looks, the bundle will also come with a headset for your multiplayer shenanigans, whether you're playing in the four-player cooperative campaign mode, which is said to be twice as long as the one from Halo 4, or if you're practicing in the game's competitive arena or Warzone modes for the upcoming Halo World Championship series, you'll be able to effectively communicate with your teammates.
The collector's edition of Halo 5: Guardians is also included in the package, and this comes with two special DLC packs, along with Agent Locke's Spartan armor set that you can use during gameplay.
The bundle pack is available right now for pre-order from participating retailers for only $499.99. The controllers will also be available separate from the bundle pack and will ship on October 6th. If you pre-order the Halo 5 bundle it will arrive on time for the October 27th release date. Alternatively you can just wait for the end of October and pick up a copy of Halo 5 all by itself if you're not swayed or lured by the temptation of a custom livery Xbox One console and some matching game controllers.
Gamestop and Amazon have already made the limited edition bundle available right now so it's possible to pre-order the bundle while supplies last.
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