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Halo: Combat Evolved HD priced at £35 in UK

Thursday, 16 June 2011 11:33 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Microsoft’s confirmed to Videogamer that the HD re-release of Halo: Combat Evolved will launch in the UK at a price of £35. It’s £15 less than the RRP of a standard 360 game, but £5 less than a title priced by retail at £40. Halo: CE HD, which will celebrate the series’ tenth anniversary, will release on November 15.

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36 Comments

  1. Blerk

    That’s at least £10 too much.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Razor

    Dear oh dear oh dear.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. alimokrane

    £25 should be the absolute maximum. It’ll still sell loads. I wont be buying till it drops sub £10 anyway.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. djhsecondnature

    MGS Collection £40 for 3 games.
    Team ICO Collection £35 for 2.
    GoW Collection £25 for 2.
    Sly Collection £30 for 3.

    Halo HD £35 for 1.

    Ouch.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. DrDamn

    It’s got more potential costs for supporting the online element than other HD re-releases, but I still think this is too much. It’s not like the game looks remade from the shots released, it just look like the same assets rendered at a higher resolution.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Maximum Payne

    Yea and they already use Reach engine for MP and the engine for SP is ugly IMO.Really good job on port. NOT!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Schtee

    “[£35 is] £5 less than a title priced by retail at £40.” Cheers, Johnny!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Ge0force

    It’s way overpriced but it will sell millions anyway. After the ridiculous high price for Child of Eden, this is another attempt on x360 to set higher standard prices.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Eh? Child of Eden’s RRP is £39.99. That’s £10 cheaper than ‘usual’ RRP… how’s that ridiculous? Am I missing something important?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Ge0force

    #9 Child of Eden is an on-rails arcade game with only five short levels (10 minutes each). The price for this should be 800MSP, not £39.99.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Well, that’s a matter of opinion, I guess. It’s a brand new game and designed for repeat play, I’m only surprised they didn’t go for the full RRP.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Petulant Radish

    £35 is only the RRP, most games RRP is £49.99 and how many of those are sold for that at launch at that price by online retailers? Most will sell this for £20-25 I would have thought.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. StolenGlory

    @12

    Just what I was going to say. £35 is just the RRP and as with pretty much all games, online retailers sell at a punt lower than that, so yeah, around the £25 mark seems likely.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Aimless

    The price seems fine to me.

    Comparing it to the other HD re-releases is disingenuous: this is a remake featuring new assets, modes and features. If you don’t want to pay £25-30 for it then wait until the price drops.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. elisio

    Child Of Eden should have been a downloadable game, priced at 1200MSP. I don’t see Ubisoft selling many copies of such a niche game at retail, not at that price anyway. I will get it but only because i can get it for free.
    As for the price of Halo: Combat Evolved HD, has the euro price been announced yet?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. DrDamn

    @12 & 13
    Shopto have pre-order for £30, Amazon and Play both on £35. I expect the latter two to come down pre-release but I’m not expecting it to get anywhere near £20-£25.

    Are the original Halo servers still running? Or have they long been turned off long ago?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Fin

    @16

    Halo was all P2P (if I remember).
    Halo 2′s servers were shut down early 2010, I think.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. elisio

    @16 the original Halo wasn’t playable online. This feature was introduced in Halo 2 and those servers have been turned off last year if i recall correctly.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. DrDamn

    Actually I will correct myself here – EG being a bit confusing and linking the original Halo screen shots to Halo Anniversary as “Latest shots” had me thinking little had been done campaign wise. They have remastered/remodelled things so maybe it is a bit more worthy than I thought of a higher price point.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Gadzooks!

    £35 is a great RRP, that should equate to around £25 in shops. It’s worth that and much more.

    #5 Halo Anniversary CE actually runs two engines symultaneously. You can play the original upscaled, then at the press of a button switch to entirely new assets in a new rendering engine with up-to-date textures and lighting.

    #10 You may want to read some CoE reviews. You will find that you couldnt be more wrong.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Deacon

    @ 7 – I lol’d :D

    #21 4 years ago
  22. M. K.

    So much hate? I’m no Halo fan. Loved the first, played the second, then no more. But a remake of Halo 1 with brand new engine, multiplayer, achievements and full xbox live support for 39,95€? I’ll seriously consider buying it :)

    #22 4 years ago
  23. monkeyman

    bollocks to that… where do micro$haft get there prices from??? I wish these companys would work on new ips and stop re-hashing any old franchise again.. and again.. and again… but then we as gamers still go out and buy it so i guess we all are to blame!

    #23 4 years ago
  24. minxamo

    I heard it was $40.
    what the fuck??

    #24 4 years ago
  25. DaMan

    Like #14 said, this is a full fledged remake similar to Tomb Raider Anniversary, MGS The Twin Snakes or REmake, not just ‘hd collection’.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Gadzooks!

    They remastered Halo CE because of the overwhelming number of people asking for it, simple as that.

    It’s fan service, and as a fan I feel like my voice is being heard and my wants are being addressed by the devs and publisher.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Ge0force

    #11 A brand new game? I guess you haven’t played Rez before? :)

    But really, XBLA is full of games with lots more content than Child of Eden, and those games aren’t on-rails so may have a lot more replayability.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Gadzooks!

    #27

    You obviously still have not read a review. Try being informed before commenting, it will save later embarassment.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. OrbitMonkey

    What a rip off!! No fucking way am I paying that much >¦(

    Though if it comes bundled with a limited edition 360 for £180, then i’ll be interested….& no I don’t see a contradiction :)

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Ge0force

    #28 I have played the game myself, and most reviews confirm what a say: nice, but lack of content.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Dralen

    I’ll probably wait until the price goes down then. I’m actually quite a big halo fan, but I’m not paying that much for something I already own.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. M. K.

    You own the first halo game based on a new engine, hd resolution, multiplayer and achievements? Cool story br0.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Mike

    It’ll be £25 online.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. BeLGaRaTh

    To mix up a quote by the beatles,

    You say Halo, and I say goodbye …

    #34 4 years ago
  35. LOLshock94

    STOP YOUR BITCHING SERIOUSLY WHEN THE GAME FIRST CAME OUT IT WAS £40 NOW IT HAS BETTER GRAPHICS AND SHIT WITH REACH ONLINE ITS TOTALLY WORTH £35 YOU GAY CUNTS YOUR BITCHING IS JUST KILLING THE INDUSTRY

    #35 4 years ago
  36. LOLshock94

    @4
    “MGS Collection £40 for 3 games.
    Team ICO Collection £35 for 2.
    GoW Collection £25 for 2.
    Sly Collection £30 for 3.

    Halo HD £35 for 1.”

    all of those games are HD this is a REMAKE theres a difference….. and btw ICO collection £35 is more of a rip then halo REMAKE so get it right before being a retard

    #36 4 years ago

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    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]