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Inside the Halo: Reach Collector's Edition (photos)

The level of detail in the Halo Reach collector's edition just might be worth the investment.

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Inside the Halo: Reach Collector's Edition (photos)

The Halo: Reach Collector's Edition costs $80, and comes in a thick and angular black box.
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The box slides open to reveal the game...
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...and, also...
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...a note below.
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A mysterious bubble-wrapped package replete with elaborate documentation.
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Inside the Halo: Reach Collector's Edition (photos)

Inside is a beautifully bound art book.
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Color us surprised: the level of detail in this book is amazing. It features a handwritten history complemented with plenty of sketches.
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Even without following Halo, this is a cool "artifact"-style book.
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A pocket in the back of the book holds an identification card, a patch, and much more.
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The ID card even has a fake chip on the back. (Or, is it...?)
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Photos, letters, and files are also found in the file pocket and in parts of the book, like mysterious clues.
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A map with a note.
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Medical records and other intriguing documents.
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Also included is a well-detailed, colorful map of the world you're about to explore.

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