Halo 2: Anniversary will get a remastered soundtrack release next week

Microsoft will release a remastered version of the Halo 2 soundtrack on November 11, the same day that it will launch Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the Xbox One, which includes the graphically revamped game Halo 2: Anniversary.

Microsoft states that Halo 2: Anniversary Original Soundtrack will be made available on CD, vinyl and digital download. In fact, you can pre-order the album now for $14.99 on iTunes (opens in new tab). Microsoft says:

"For the Halo 2: Anniversary Original Soundtrack, 343 Industries Senior Audio Director, Paul Lipson, accompanied by Lennie Moore, Tom Salta, Brian Trifton and Brian Lee White, partnered with Skywalker Sound to adapt and re-record the iconic Halo 2 score created by Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori. In addition, the soundtrack also features new tracks from Periphery's Misha Mansoor and guitar legend Steve Vai."

What soundtracks from games do you think stand alone as great music on their own terms?

Source: Xbox Wire (opens in new tab)

John Callaham
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  • Hope this will be released on Xbox Music...
  • Probably not. /s
    People who pre-ordered the game should be gifted a copy. Through Xbox Music.
  • Cool! I preordered and have already downloaded... :-)
  • I agree what Nintendo has done is what it should be like
  • What did Nintendo do?
  • Excited to hear Misha Mansoor's song, the preview of it sounded good.
  • Final Fantasy, Halo, Super Mario Galaxy, Mass Effect, Metal Gear Solid. There are a lot.
  • I love the music from Mass Effect! Especially the first (best) game.
  • I play Halo 2 right now:) its awesome!!!!
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  • Interesting idea, just voted for it Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Microsoft announcement of Microsoft Lumia and Halo both on November 11th, i wonder if the Microsoft Lumia will be released the same day as a bundle special. If they didn't, then they probably lost a good opportunity to use CORTANA, Halo Influence to promote the phone.
  • Maybe the new phone will be code named Spartan. That would be dope.
  • Or Master Chief.
  • It should be included with the game.
  • I can't recall any of the music. Halo 2 was the one I played the least. Something about it made me feel sick playing it. Maybe the slanted elevator scene.
  • Funny. Instead of boosting their own (Xbox-labeled) music service, they advertise iTunes. Anyway I'm pretty sure it will be available on Xbox Music, too.
  • Isn't that the Microsoft way now, cater to ios and android users before their own user base?
  • Yeah, they probably should've mentioned Xbox Music, but in comparison, iTunes has exponentially more users, so it makes sense to promote it on iTunes.
  • What about Xbox Music?