Like it or loath it, the Halo universe is huge. Now spanning over ten years, the franchise has produced six games (including Reach), countless books, a slew of anime and its own army toys (OK, collectible figurines). That is a lot of information for one person to digest, which is why an online Halo encyclopedia was started, so that fans could keep track of the many happenings within the universe. Now Halo’s history has been condescend on to paper in this handy, 352 page book.
The book will be seperated into the following key chapters and will also feature a foreword by Frank O’Connor (see below):
- The Covenant
- The Flood
- The Forerunners
- The Human-Covenant War
- Science and Technology
‘I can still remember the first time I really experienced Halo…it was stepping out of the crashed escape pod and into a world that would consume my professional and creative life for the next seven years. In the following pages, you’ll find a great deal of depth and drama and data – some familiar, some new. It’s fiction, of course, but we only ever want it to feel real. Because it’s real to us. These are places and times that we want to share with you.’ Frank O’ Connor – foreword
Created in full collaboration with Microsoft Game Studios and guardians of all things Halo, 343 Industries, the Halo Encyclopedia is the first official reference book to give fans a comprehensive guide to the Halo Universe. From the characters to the history, the weapons to the locations, Halo Encyclopedia reveals everything you need to know from Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo: Wars and the latest instalment Halo 3: ODST.
Halo Encyclopedia is published on 2nd November 2009, priced £30