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Todd McFarlane designs Halo 3 Xbox 360 controllers

Halo 3 is poised as potentially the biggest Xbox 360 game of 2007, and Microsoft is making sure that everyone will join in on the craze once the game hits on September 25. Currently, the Xbox 360 controllers come in the conservative shades of black and white, but the peripheral will be getting an extreme makeover a few weeks before Halo 3’s release.

Spotted on GameStop’s online store for preorder are two wireless controllers and a headset in Halo 3 motif. The two wireless controllers come in either MasterChief or Covenant themes with artwork by Spawn comic book master Todd McFarlane (pictured above). The controllers will also come with an exclusive Halo 3 figurine from McFarlane Toys. The Halo 3 wireless controllers are priced at $59.99, representing a $10 premium over the more pedestrian black and white controllers.

For chatters on Xbox Live, a Halo 3 wireless headset will also be released alongside the controllers. The headset doesn’t feature any McFarlane artwork, but instead comes in a shade of green that would match well along with the MasterChief helmet from the Halo 3 Legendary Edition. It also will retail for $59.99, the same price as the regular white edition currently on the market.

For those who must have all things Halo 3, GameStop will be selling this week an appropriately themed Halo 3 Zune music player. The special edition grey music player will come preloaded with artwork, music and videos from the Halo trilogy, plus episodes from the Red vs. Blue machinima.

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Halo franchise and Microsoft
By hadifa on 6/12/2007 11:23:25 PM , Rating: 2
Microsoft needs more franchises to capitalize on than just Halo. The XBOX feels like it is made around Halo.

If the beta was any indication, Halo will be huge again though

RE: Halo franchise and Microsoft
By tuteja1986 on 6/12/2007 11:43:18 PM , Rating: 2
lol... is Halo going the way of Square enix franchise. Now if Microsoft holds a party like square enix party every year to get the fans in to show the game and then fool them to buying craploads of halo stuff. Square really makes a killing out of those party.

RE: Halo franchise and Microsoft
By OddTSi on 6/13/2007 12:18:44 AM , Rating: 2
I'm not an Xbox 360 owner but even I know that Gears of War and Forza are big, exclusive franchises that they were/are milking.

RE: Halo franchise and Microsoft
By hadifa on 6/13/2007 12:40:40 AM , Rating: 2
They are nowhere promoting them as much as Halo. Actually Forza is a good example. Based on game reviews it is widely considered to be superior to Sony's Gran Turismo 4 yet Forza is an obscure title compared to GT. I know that there were "four" iterations of GT and the installed base of the PS2 dwarfs the XBOX but when I think of XBOX Halo is in my mind despite the fact that there are other great exclusives like Ninja gaiden and Forza or Gears of wars but when I think about PS it is not only about Metal gear, final fantasy, god of war or ratchet and clank.

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