Halo 5 beta test

Microsoft started accepting pre-orders for three versions of its upcoming Xbox One shooter Halo 5: Guardians in December but the company didn't reveal at the time what would be included in the $99.99 Limited Edition or the $249.99 Collector's Edition. Now the company has revealed the contents of both versions, and both will include access to a previously unannounced Halo: The Fall of Reach animated series.

Details about this series have yet to be revealed, but it's likely to be some kind of adaptation of the first Halo prose novel The Fall of Reach. Of course, we are still waiting to see if Microsoft will ever launch that long-awaited live-action Halo TV series that was first announced with the Xbox One over two years ago.

The Limited edition will come in a "Spartan themed SteelBook", along with stuff like "Spartan Locke's Classified Orders", and "Dossiers on Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris". along with access to "14 Premium Requisition packs". The big Collector's Edition will have all of that content plus the commemorative Guardian model designed by 343 Industries. The game itself ships on October 27.

Check out the regular Halo 5 Guardians edition at Amazon ($59.99)

Check out the Halo 5 Guardians Limited Edition at Amazon ($99.99)

Check out the Halo 5 Guardians Collector's Edition at Amazon ($249.99)