I can't imagine there would be too many people left who would buy a new 360 just to get a free Halo game (most of you would already own a 360 by now, surely), which is probably why Microsoft didn't go with the official bundle option. But as David over at Kotaku has informed us, Microsoft is giving away a copy of the Halo RTS (which is all kinds of enjoyable, btw) with every purchase of a 360 console between Feb 26 and March 26 (or until stocks run out).
LET THE BATTLE BEGIN - "HALO WARS" OFFERED WITH XBOX CONSOLES
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — February 19, 2009 — Halo Wars, the next instalment in the blockbuster Xbox 360 Halo® franchise, will hit shelves on February 26th 2009. To celebrate, Xbox has today announced that every purchase of a new Xbox 360 console will receive a copy of Halo Wars* at no additional charge.
The highly anticipated Halo Wars is a must for all Xbox owners. It's perfect for both curious real-time-strategy fans looking to explore the genre on the console platform and for those looking to get their hands on the latest Halo game. The Halo series has captured millions of fans worldwide, becoming a popular culture phenomenon. Halo Wars will give fans a different perspective of the Halo universe and add a new chapter to the famous Halo franchise.
With a starting price of $299.95 RRP, Xbox 360 offers the best value in next-generation gaming. Available at participating retailers, the Halo Wars offer applies to the entire Xbox 360 range of consoles and will run from February 26th to March 26th or until stock runs out.
Xbox 360 Arcade - $299 Xbox 360 - $399 Xbox 360 Elite - $549
*Halo Wars Standard Edition, $99.95 RRP