Microsoft has announced that gamers keen to get their hands on Halo 3, will only have to wait four more months.

The company has said that it will be launching one of the most hotly awaited games on the 25 September this year in the US and the 26 September in the UK and Europe.

"Halo 3 is much more than a video game release; it's the biggest entertainment event of the year", said Peter Moore, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business bigging up the game as much
as possible.

In an attempt to drum up even more trade, from today Microsoft Game Studios will kick off the Halo 3 multiplayer beta, which provides audiences worldwide with an exclusive, early look at some of the multiplayer elements of Halo 3 on Xbox LIVE.

Microsoft is also announcing a special edition Zune player in the US inspired by the hugely successful "Halo" franchise. On shelves next month, the Zune-Halo 3 edition comes loaded with a collection of "Halo" content,
including videos, soundtracks, trailers, ads and artwork.

The Zune-Halo 3 edition will cost $249 and be available exclusively at GameStop in America starting June 15.

You can read our First Look review via the link below...