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Microsoft revealed a new Halo 4-themed Xbox 360 bundle and new wireless controller at Comic-Con. The Limited Edition ‘Halo 4’ bundle will hit store shelves on November 6 and include a custom system, standard copy of the game, wired headset, built-in Wi-Fi, Live tokens for exclusive in-game and avatar marketplace content, two themed controllers, and a 320GB hard drive. The front-panel green lights will also be blue, fitting with the game’s color scheme. The controller will sport a United Nations Space Command theme, with the UNSC’s emblem on a translucent body, and a glowing blue Xbox button. An Avatar T-Shirt will also be included.
More cars will be hitting the Forza 4 tracks today with the release of the February American Le Mans Series Pack. The 10-car set introduces the 2011 #2 Audi Sport North America R18 TDI, 2011 Panoz #050 Panoz Racing Abruzzi, 2010 Dodge Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Challenger SRT8, and more for 560 MS Points
Forza 4 fans itching for some new DLC are in for a treat: developer Turn 10 has released a free download, the Hyundai Veloster Bonus Pack. The two-car pack features the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo, revealed for the first time today at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, and the 500-horsepower 2011 Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Veloster.
Forza 4’s next DLC car pack is just around the corner. Set to launch on Live Marketplace on November 1, the November Speed Pack will include 10 cars for 560 MS Points. A few of the rides include the 2012 Aston Martin Virage, 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, and 2011 Ferrari #62 Risi Competizione F458 Italia.
Science-fiction publisher Tor Books has revealed the title and cover for the first of their next Halo trilogy, Halo: Grasslands. Author Karen Traviss has dabbled in the Halo universe before with a short story in Halo: Evolutions, Human Weakness. The upcoming trilogy will continue the story of the characters from Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, exploring their role in the events following Halo 3.