Halo 3 Rises in Price, Bungie Says They’re Sorry

March 19, 2007

Last week, Gamestop shoppers who pre-ordered the Legendary bundle of Halo 3 received an [url=http://gamedrift.com/articles.php?a=325]unwelcome message[/url] in their e-mail boxes. As it turns out, the Legendary Edition package of Halo 3 has been given a price boost, and now will cost $129.99 instead of the original $99.99. Along with Gamestop, Microsoft confirmed this on the Xbox [url=http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/news/2007/0316-halo3editions.htm?WText.camp=TS1-Halo3Editions&WText.campSrc=Home]website[/url]. The Legendary Edition of Halo 3 comes along with the coveted Spartan helmet, as well as bonus content on additional discs, but is it all enough for [i]you[/i] to pay 130 big ones?

Well, Bungie realizes it isn’t for many, and issued an [url=http://www.bungie.net/News/TopStory.aspx?cid=9643]apology[/url] to those who had pre-ordered, expecting it to cost only $99.99 in their weekly update. However, Bungie still stands that the package is worth the newly christened price point, stating collectors will be “pleased with the end result.” Frankie also stresses that non-collectors still have the normal versions and that nobody is pushing the premium edition on them.

Additionally, click the link above to the Xbox website to check out the new images of the box art for both the Legendary Edition and the $69.99 Limited Edition.