Well, here's some big news, though any announcement that includes the words "modern" and "warfare" is sure to shake the foundations of gaming. Like the very voice of God, you might say.
Anyway, tonight we learn that Microsoft will be releasing the new Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Console, custom designed by Infinity Ward for Call of Duty fans with too much money. Set for release on November 10, this lovely black console is already available for pre-order today from US retailers. Other regions can pre-order later this week, in Europe, the Middle East, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Australia and New Zealand.
Priced at $399.99, the MW2 Limited Edition 360 comes with a 250GB hard drive, two wireless black controllers, headset, and a standard copy of Modern Warfare 2. This was all revealed at tonight's Los Angeles preview event, which we'll be reporting on in the coming days... unless our lucky co-worker throws a tantrum and refuses to leave.
"It’s the highest compliment to the team and our fans to have a special themed Xbox 360 console," commented Vince Zampella, CEO of Infinity Ward. "The precision and detail that’s been put into the console captures the intensity and feel of Modern Warfare 2. We can’t wait for our community and fans around the world to see for themselves on November 10."
"It is thrilling to bring the exclusive Modern Warfare 2-inspired Xbox 360 console to Call of Duty fans. Being able to work so closely with the talented team at Infinity Ward on the design has enabled us to develop a console that will set bragging rights around the world," added Albert Penello, Senior Director of Global Marketing for Xbox 360. "These fans deserve the biggest Xbox 360 console ever, and we’re delivering with more storage space than ever before and freedom to enjoy their favorite games and downloadable Game Add-ons, including the first two Modern Warfare 2 maps that will be available first on Xbox LIVE."
Yeah, the fans deserve the console as long as they're willing to pay $400 USD for it. Then again, can you really put a price on coolness? That's a rhetorical question, by the way.