Every Halo fan should be crossing off the days on their calendars until Reach comes out in September, and this pre-order deal'll make the time that little bit more bearable.
NB. Remember to use the following code to get the game at the advertised price: XBOX15
You can ensure that your copy'll be ready for you on release by heading on over to Argos and pre-ordering the game for £29.74, which is over £5.50 cheaper than the next best offer of £35.50 coming in from Cool Shop UK.
Reach takes place before the events of the original game so the human race is still at war with the Covenant, and you take the role of Noble 6 who is a member of an elite Spartan unit.
The majority of the action'll take place on the planet Reach, which has provided the developers with a whole new world to design along with a full compliment of unique flora and fauna, some of which'll watch on doe eyed as the various ammunition types fly through the air whereas others have evolved a bit more of a predatory nature and shouldn't be disturbed.
A number of aspects to the previous games have been tweaked and some, such as dual-wielding, have been removed altogether in what will hopefully be an attempt to improve gameplay. The one-use, short acting power-ups have gone in favour of persistent, reusable ones, including the jet pack, which definitely adds another dimension to the carnage you can unleash.
Forge has been replaced by the massive Forge World, which'll allow you to construct huge landscapes like some sort of playful FPS deity. And finally, you'll be given the chance to smash the Covenant amongst the stars in your very own spaceship, what more could you ask for.
I shouldn't need to convince you to pick up Halo: Reach, you'll either be a Halo freak who loves nothing more than sticking your opponents with a grenade as a final resort before you perish yourself, or you'll be in the other camp of people who shy away from this rich and rewarding series with feeble excuses. What I will say though is that £29.74 isn't a bad price for a brand new game and it's certainly got me thinking about pre-ordering a copy.
Thanks to markpomeroy @ HUKD
If you want to know more about the game then why not check out Jon's Preview, or take a look at Felix's article listing the top 10 reasons that we're getting excited about this addition to the series here.