Hardcore Halo fans will soon have a chance to experience the game’s expansive universe in an entirely new way thanks to Halo Legends, a collection of animated short films created by some of Japan’s most acclaimed animation studios. Microsoft announced today that the collection will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on Feb. 9, 2010 in both a standard edition and 2-disc special edition.
The special edition will include hours of bonus content including:
- Audio commentary with directors Frank O’Connor and Joseph Chou
- “The Making of Halo Legends”
- “Halo: Gaming Evolved” – Explore the Halo phenomenon from its inception as an Xbox title to the massive franchise it is today
The Blu-ray version will include all of the aforementioned content, plus a feature called “Halo: The Story So Far,” which basically just provides an overview of what’s happened over the course of the first three Halo games.
If you don’t feel like waiting until February to see the short films, the entire collection will be streamed live on a weekly basis via the new Halo Waypoint portal on Xbox Live starting Nov. 7. You can find the complete airing schedule over at the Halo Legends official site.
What do you Halo-lovers think about this collection? Are you excited, indifferent, curious?