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Halo 3 Release date announced

LanzLanz ...Za?Registered User regular
edited May 2007 in Games and Technology
Bungie has just announced the release date for the eagerly anticipated Halo 3 for the North America and Europe.

North American gamers will be able to play the game September 25, 2007, two days into the originally projected "Fall 2007" launch window. European gamers can expect the game the following day, September 26.This announcement comes on the eve of the release of the Halo 3 Multiplayer Beta for those gamers who bought Crackdown earlier this year.
This September should be an interesting time for Microsoft, with the previous two installments of the series being million selling hits.
http://www.platformers.net/index/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=234&Itemid=33

September 25th is going to be a profitable day for MS, I'm thinking.

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  • Recoil42Recoil42 Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Woot.



    My girlfriend will not see me for a week, and I'll probably fail all my assignments that month, but oh, will it be worth it. I expect a similar trend to appear around the world.

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  • WoodroezWoodroez Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    So uh

    I'll be writing down some vacation days into the work schedule then.

    EDIT: BEAT'D LOL

    It really ought to be a holiday. Ought to be.

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  • unpurposedunpurposed Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    More than a little...

    I know what I'm doing that day at least...
    Getting Halo 3...surprise!

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  • EliteDoomMasterEliteDoomMaster Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Wooo, 3-4ish months of waiting instead of 5-6ish. Jolly, excitement ho!

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited May 2007
    Weird...I expected a November date.

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  • FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    2+5 = 7.

    Excellent, Bungie. Excellent.

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  • ImranImran Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Weird...I expected a November date.
    Too close to GTA, I'd guess.

    GTA wouldn't launch as early as September, but October-November is a reasonable release date.

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  • ihdihd Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Oh god. D:

    I'm in class right now, I can't take news like this!

    Now, to find a clandestine location to change my pants...

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited May 2007
    Imran wrote: »
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Weird...I expected a November date.
    Too close to GTA, I'd guess.

    GTA wouldn't launch as early as September, but October-November is a reasonable release date.
    I'm too stuck in the "X-Box gets GTA six months later." mentality.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    This shows that MS is adapting, thinking, becoming self-aware.

    Pushing back the date further and further.

    One big console/game sale push in September, another big one in November when GTA IV comes out, looking for big holiday sales to compete with the other one and a half systems this holiday system.

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  • ruforufo Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Furu wrote: »
    2+5 = 7.

    Excellent, Bungie. Excellent.
    Here, I'll do you one better:

    2 + 5 = 7

    9 + 2 + 5 = 16

    1 + 6 = 7

    head. asplode.

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Man, thank god E3 is dead. No artifical buildups to announcements, just information.

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  • KarfKarf The Past Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    rufo wrote: »
    Furu wrote: »
    2+5 = 7.

    Excellent, Bungie. Excellent.
    Here, I'll do you one better:

    2 + 5 = 7

    9 + 2 + 5 = 16

    1 + 6 = 7

    head. asplode.
    :lol:

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited May 2007
    Man, thank god E3 is dead. No artifical buildups to announcements, just information.
    Build-ups are half the fun. I'm enjoying the countdown for both Blizzard and (recently) Smash Bros. Nice anticipation and excitement.

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  • KarfKarf The Past Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Man, thank god E3 is dead. No artifical buildups to announcements, just information.
    Build-ups are half the fun. I'm enjoying the countdown for both Blizzard and (recently) Smash Bros. Nice anticipation and excitement.
    In four weeks, I'm going to tell you where I'm going to stick my foot.

    <3

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  • Smacky The FrogSmacky The Frog Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Man I'm excited now. This has quickly become my most anticipated game of the year.

    I wonder how long it's gonna be until we see some single-player stuff.

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  • FugitiveFugitive Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Argh. Halo 3, GTA IV, Mass Effect, BioShock, Smash Brothers, Mario Galaxy, Mario Strikers, BWII, Metroid Prime 3, and I still don't own a 360!

    Bwuh! *dead*

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited May 2007
    Karf wrote: »
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Man, thank god E3 is dead. No artifical buildups to announcements, just information.
    Build-ups are half the fun. I'm enjoying the countdown for both Blizzard and (recently) Smash Bros. Nice anticipation and excitement.
    In four weeks, I'm going to tell you where I'm going to stick my foot.

    <3
    This is going to be the best summer ever.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Karf wrote: »
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Man, thank god E3 is dead. No artifical buildups to announcements, just information.
    Build-ups are half the fun. I'm enjoying the countdown for both Blizzard and (recently) Smash Bros. Nice anticipation and excitement.
    In four weeks, I'm going to tell you where I'm going to stick my foot.

    <3

    Mixed messages much?

    I like the idea of many seperate E3's, you know all these developers days. A little bit of info every month or two.

    Another thing, the video game blogs had this one nailed for a long, long time. I wasn't shocked that this was the release date.

    Now the only real surprise for the holiday season this year will be which of the Wii games actually hit. I think making odds would be much more fun than all this dick eating nonsense. I'm going for Brawl and Corruption, with Galaxy sometime next spring.

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  • FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Karf wrote: »
    rufo wrote: »
    Furu wrote: »
    2+5 = 7.

    Excellent, Bungie. Excellent.
    Here, I'll do you one better:

    2 + 5 = 7

    9 + 2 + 5 = 16

    1 + 6 = 7

    head. asplode.
    :lol:

    I really bet they were originally shooting for July 7th.

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  • MHYoshimitzuMHYoshimitzu Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I was really hoping for a 7/7/07 date, but this is just as good.

    Why, oh why, did it have to start around the same time my classes do?!

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    what is the significance of 7 in relation to this game?

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  • KarfKarf The Past Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    what is the significance of 7 in relation to this game?
    Bung7e loves sevens.

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  • FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    what is the significance of 7 in relation to this game?

    Bungie really really really has a thing for the number seven.
    Another interesting fact about Bungie is their use of the number seven. Many of these are more obvious than others, including 343 Guilty Spark (73 = 343), 2401 Penitent Tangent (2+4+0+1=7 or 74 = 2401), Power of Seven (credited for the Marathon 2: Durandal and Marathon Infinity opening songs, and most of Oni's soundtrack), Pfhor Battle Group 7, and their official fan club, the 7th Column, but some of these are amusingly subtle: the Marathon colony ship was the hollowed out Deimos - first discovered in 1877 and first photographed in 1977. Also, in the Halo universe, there were originally seven Halos scattered throughout the Milky Way galaxy until the main protagonist destroyed one of them

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  • WoodroezWoodroez Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    9+25=34

    3+4=7


    **********


    9+25+2007=2041

    2+4+1=7


    MY BRAIN'S ON FIRE WITH NERD LOVE

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  • Elessar ElfstoneElessar Elfstone Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Halo 3 - September
    Eternal Sonata - September
    GTA IV - October
    Blue Dragon - August / September'ish I think
    Mass Effect - probably November
    BioShock - August I think?
    Assassin's Creed - September
    Unreal Tournament 3 - September

    *sprays cum all over my Xbox 360*

    (I'm sure I'm off on some of the dates, but who the fuck cares. Starting late summer = bonerific time to be a 360 owner)

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Halo 3 - September
    Eternal Sonata - September
    GTA IV - October
    Blue Dragon - August / September'ish I think
    Mass Effect - probably November
    BioShock - August I think?
    Assassin's Creed - September
    Unreal Tournament 3 - September

    *sprays cum all over my Xbox 360*

    (I'm sure I'm off on some of the dates, but who the fuck cares. Starting late summer = bonerific time to be a 360 owner)



    FUCK! my wallet!

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  • WoodroezWoodroez Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Halo 3 - September
    Eternal Sonata - September
    GTA IV - October
    Blue Dragon - August / September'ish I think
    Mass Effect - probably November
    BioShock - August I think?
    Assassin's Creed - September
    Unreal Tournament 3 - September

    *sprays cum all over my Xbox 360*

    (I'm sure I'm off on some of the dates, but who the fuck cares. Starting late summer = bonerific time to be a 360 owner)



    FUCK! my wallet!

    The next Call of Duty is in line for this year as well. If anything, this all worries me. AAA titles have never been pumped out at this kind of pace...surely some of them won't meet expectations. It's...just too much.

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  • ManetherenWolfManetherenWolf Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    oh god damnit.

    day after my birthday. Guess I know what Ill be doing the night of my birthday then. having to work at the damn Halo midnight launch.

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Woodroez wrote: »
    Halo 3 - September
    Eternal Sonata - September
    GTA IV - October
    Blue Dragon - August / September'ish I think
    Mass Effect - probably November
    BioShock - August I think?
    Assassin's Creed - September
    Unreal Tournament 3 - September

    *sprays cum all over my Xbox 360*

    (I'm sure I'm off on some of the dates, but who the fuck cares. Starting late summer = bonerific time to be a 360 owner)



    FUCK! my wallet!

    The next Call of Duty is in line for this year as well. If anything, this all worries me. AAA titles have never been pumped out at this kind of pace...surely some of them won't meet expectations. It's...just too much.

    actually, this happens every year.

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  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Not quite like this. Not at that pace.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    chasm953 wrote: »
    Not quite like this. Not at that pace.

    I am tired of all the fall-- winter launches. It's becoming too much.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Well,it's a safe bet that one or two will miss those dates, and that one or two of those might be dissapointing.

    It's a damn guarantee that quite a few of those will be overlooked.

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  • bongibongi regular
    edited May 2007
    ALSO SOME OF THEIR ISBNS MIGHT HAVE 7 IN MAYBE



    OOOOOOOEEEEOOOOO

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Ohhhhh my God four months.

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  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Didn't Metroid Prime 2 launch hideously close to Halo 2? I wonder if the same thing will happen...

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  • QorzmQorzm Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Didn't Metroid Prime 2 launch hideously close to Halo 2? I wonder if the same thing will happen...

    Nintendo has Metroid, Smash Bros. Brawl, AND Mario Galaxy which haven't been dated yet, but confirmed for this year.

    They've released their line-up through June, so you can bet one of more of these will be very close to the Halo 3 launch. Of course, that's assuming they all make it this year.

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Didn't Metroid Prime 2 launch hideously close to Halo 2? I wonder if the same thing will happen...

    Yeah, Halo 3, GTA: IV, Metroid Prime 3, and potentially MGS4 are meeting up this holiday season just like Halo 2, GTA: SA, Metroid Prime 2, and MGS3 did holiday season 2004.

    Reggie has said that he wants MP3 to be a big hit though, I think they're going to be marketing the shit out of it.

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  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    The last few months of this year are going to be very stressful for my wallet.

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Heh, I'm not going to even bother trying to buy them all at release. I'll buy one, get my fill of it, and buy the next.

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