GAME and Gamestation have partnered up with Titan Publishing to deliver a little pre-order incentive for Halo fans. Slap Halo: CE Anniversary Edition into your shopping basket now and you can nab yourself a special edition collector’s booklet based on the art book Halo: The Art of Building Worlds. Don't worry if you've already pre-ordered through those sites, you'll still get a copy, as long as stocks hold out.
In a recent press release, Microsoft described the book thus:
This 24 page, 170 x 135mm booklet contains a collection of ground-breaking art from the history of the “Halo” games including concept art, sweeping landscapes from the “Halo” universe, and of course the evolution of the Master Chief. Charting the glorious decade that gave us “Halo: Combat Evolved”, “Halo 2”, “Halo 3”, “Halo Wars”, “Halo 3: ODST”, “Halo: Legends” and “Halo: Reach”, “Halo, The Great Journey: The Art of Building Worlds” (Titan Books, October 18, 2011, ERP £24.99) is the ultimate gallery of the Halo universe. Collecting over 400 spectacular images as envisioned by over thirty amazing artists, this lavish hardback book is published to celebrate the franchise’s 10th anniversary.
I've always rather liked art books when it comes to 'special editions', and some of them make thoroughly absorbent coasters. The Anniversary Edition will launch on November 15th this year, at an estimated retail price of £34.99.