This morning a Kotaku reader alerted us to this listing on the JB Hi-Fi product page for Halo 3: ODST. The two pertinent pieces of information are:
Release date: September 16 Price: AU$79.00
We asked Microsoft about it and were – unsurprisingly – told that they have not announced a release date or pricing for Halo 3: ODST. So let’s speculate!
Halo 3 launched on September 25, 2007, so it makes sense that Microsoft would want to link ODST’s release date as closely as possible. But why the 16th rather than the 25th?
ODST is more of an expansion pack than a full game, so it also makes sense that Microsoft would rather get it out before the big AAA holiday titles hit in October and November. But does 80 bucks really sound like an expansion pack to you?
Definitely filing this one under rumour for now.
Halo 3: ODST [JB Hi-Fi, thanks Ben!]