Many assumed Halo: Reach would be getting a release date at E3 in June, but Christmas comes a little earlier than that this year for all you Halo fans.
Bungie and Microsoft have announced that Reach will be hitting the Western market on September 14. The date was already semi-confirmed by rumors earlier this year. With 16 million hours players have spent in the Reach beta, I'm assuming this date is one of the biggest announcements this week for quite a few people -- including myself.
In Japan, Halo: Reach will be released the following day, on September 15.