Halo 5: Guardians pre-orders begin, including a $249.99 Limited Collector's Edition

Microsoft will begin the multiplayer beta test for Halo 5: Guardians later today, but the company is already taking pre-orders for the full version of the upcoming Xbox One sci-fi shooter, several months before its release sometime in the fall of 2015. There will be three editions of the game, including a Limited Collector's Edition that will cost $249.99.

The Standard Edition of Halo 5: Guardians will cost $59.99 and people who pre-order the game will be able to get an exclusive poster from participating retailers. The Limited Edition will cost $99.99 and will have everything in the Standard Edition, plus "new digital content to enhance Spartan combat and exclusive items wrapped in a uniquely designed steel book."

The $249.99 Limited Collector's Edition will have everything in the Limited Edition plus some more content, including a "commemorative numbered statue designed by 343 Industries." More information on what will be included in the Limited and Limited Collector's Editions will be revealed later.

People who play the Halo 5 multiplayer beta will be able to unlock content in Halo 5: Guardians and have it carry over when the full game is released. The beta test, which is available for anyone who owns Halo: The Master Chief Collection, will begin today at Noon Eastern time (9 am Pacific) and will end on January 18, 2015.

Source: Xbox Wire

John Callaham