We brought you news that the Halo Encyclopedia - "the definitive guide to the Halo universe" - was incoming, but can now reveal pricing and a date for the launch of the new book.

Created in full collaboration with Microsoft, the Halo Encyclopedia is the first official reference book to give fans a comprehensive guide to the Halo universe.

Published by Dorling Kindersley, the new reference guide offers a foreword by Frank O’Connor, ex-Bungie and creator of Master Chief.

DK says: "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".

The 352-page guide goes on sale 2 November 2009, priced at £30.