Halo: Reach revealed

While one team at Bungie plods away at Rookie's story for Halo: ODST, another team has been toiling away in secret on a prequel to the Halo Trilogy

Rumored, hinted at in empty achievement lists (thank you, Xbox360Achievements.org), and now made official: Halo: Reach is coming to the Xbox 360.

While one team at Bungie plods away at Rookie's story for Halo: ODST, another team has been toiling away in secret on a prequel to the Halo Trilogy. A story previously told only in the novels, Halo: Reach will reveal the fate of the planet Reach, back in a time when there was more than just one Spartan.

It's scheduled for release in 2010, but we'll be able to play much earlier than that. Like the Crackdown/Halo 3 multiplayer beta combo, buying Halo 3: ODST will also grant access to the multiplayer beta of Halo: Reach.

Thank you kindly, Bungie. Thank you VERY much. We owe you.