The release date for Halo 5: Guardians may have been accidentally revealed by Amazon after the publisher announced that the book The Art of Halo 5: Guardians would be released on August 11 this year.
Fans of the series will know that the art book for Halo 4 was released the same day as the game, so this may be the case with this art book and Halo 5, which is officially scheduled to be released sometime this fall. The Amazon page also offers a description of The Art of Halo 5: Guardians, which is currently available for pre-order for $34.20.
“In ‘Halo 5: Guardians,’ game developer 343 Industries continues to enthrall fans worldwide with the exploits of the legendary Spartan super soldier, the Master Chief, as well as new characters in the ‘Halo’ universe, including Agent Jameson Locke and others. This deluxe art book chronicles the creative and breathtaking art of the worlds, vehicles, and characters of ‘Halo 5: Guardians,’ with exclusive details behind the creation of returning characters, such as the Arbiter and the Master Chief himself. Complete with commentary from 343 Industries, ‘The Art of Halo 5: Guardians’ is the ultimate exploration of the intricate creature design and groundbreaking gameplay that define the ‘Halo’ experience.”
Halo 5: Guardians will be launched for the Xbox One exclusively and was first aiming for a “Fall 2015” release window. Pre-order are currently available in three different editions:
Standard Edition for $59.99 – Halo 5: Guardians plus an exclusive poster, only available to those who pre-order.
Limited Edition for $99.99 – Everything in the Standard Edition plus new digital content to enhance Spartan combat and exclusive items wrapped in a uniquely designed steel book.
Limited Collector’s Edition for $249.99 – Everything in the Limited Edition as well as additional content such as a commemorative numbered statue designed by 343 Industries. More details on the design to be shared at a later date.
The news comes not long after 343 Studios, the developer behind both Halo 4 and Halo 5, released a load of data in regards to the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta, as well as announced that they would be improving a number of aspects of the game due to player feedback, although most of this has to do with the mechanics of the game. In addition, a television series based on the franchise is currently being produced by Steven Spielberg for a 2015 launch (possibly closer to that fall launch date) and it’s expected to be shown on the cable network Showtime.
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