LONDON — 1st November, 2011 — In just two weeks, millions of gamers will be able to relive the legendary sci-fi epic that defined a decade of Xbox gaming like never before with the worldwide launch of “Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary” on 15th November. To mark the momentous 10th anniversary celebration, 343 Industries released a nostalgic campaign trailer today that brings fans back to the beginning of the iconic adventure and sets the stage for the arrival for the most eagerly anticipated remake this Christmas.

“‘Halo: Anniversary’ is a token of gratitude to our fans for the incredible passion and dedication they’ve shown for the franchise over the past ten years,” said Dan Ayoub, executive producer of publishing at 343 Industries. “We’ve poured all our passion and energy into making ‘Halo: Anniversary’ a truly faithful remake of the original classic, and we can’t wait to join the fans online and commemorate ten years of historic gaming together on 15th November.”

Created in celebration of the 10th anniversary of one of the most beloved franchises in gaming history, “Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary” is a spectacularly re-mastered version of the original “Halo” campaign, packaged with some of the most memorable multiplayer maps in “Halo” history.  With a bounty of new features, including cooperative play over Xbox LIVE, six re-imagined multiplayer maps and one new Firefight mission, a Classic graphics mode, Achievements, innovative Kinect and 3-D support, and new challenges and story to uncover, “Halo: Anniversary” is a must-have experience for veteran Spartans and new fans alike.

“Halo: Anniversary” is currently available for pre-order at participating retailers worldwide for an estimated retail price of £34.99. Players who preorder will gain access to the Master Chief Avatar Armour and the exclusive “Grunt Funeral” skull, which causes the series’ most lovable enemy to explode in a blaze of plasma when killed.

For more information about “Halo: Anniversary” and the “Halo” franchise, please visit HaloWaypoint.com and follow the 343 team on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HaloWaypoint.