Microsoft Announces Halo 5: Guardians Hardware, Including Xbox One Console & ASTRO Headset

Halo fans looking to get into gaming on Xbox One will have plenty of hardware options this fall. At Gamescom 2015, Microsoft announced a selection of Halo 5: Guardians-themed peripherals and a special Halo 5: Guardians-themed Xbox One console.

The Xbox One console bundle, retailing at $499.99 USD, packs in a 1TB custom-designed Xbox One console and controller. Their designs are based on Spartan Locke and UNSC technology with metallic blue and silver graphics. The console also features Plasma Grenade and Smart-Link sounds upon starting up and hitting the eject button, respectively, and includes a chat headset. The limited edition controller, along with a special Master Chief-themed alternative, will also be sold separately with a bonus REQ Pack, including the Resolute visor.

The bundle will also offer buyers a full game download of Halo 5: Guardians, 14 premium Requisition Packs, FOTUS-class armor, and an exclusive multiplayer emblem, an alloy Guardian model designed by Metal Earth, the Halo: The Fall of Reach animated series, team dossiers for Blue & Osiris, and Spartan Locke’s classified orders.

It’ll will be available on October 20 so buyers will have the chance to pre-download Halo 5: Guardians before its October 27 launch.

Lastly, Microsoft also announced a partnership with ASTRO Gaming to license an ASTRO A40+MixAmp M80 Halo 5: Guardians Edition headset, featuring the same metallic blue and silver design and bonus in-game REQ Pack. It’ll hit stores in September, but you can pre-order it now at retailers and through ASTRO’s official website.

A40 Halo Front

Earlier today, Microsoft and 343 Industries gave Halo fans a better look at the game’s arena multiplayer, revealing a handful of new maps. You can check it out here if you missed it.

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