All right, Halo fans, you now have an excuse to pre-order Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. 343 announced today two pre-order bonus items for the upcoming remastered Halo: Combat Evolved, and one of them is absolutely hilarious.
You've got the Master Chief Avatar costume, which is fairly nice to have considering how much full Avatar costumes go for on Xbox LIVE. Then there's the "Grunt Funeral" Skull.
For you non-Halo fans out there, Skulls refer to special effects that can be activated in-game. A long-time favorite of the Halo community, for instance, has been the "Grunt Birthday Party" Skull, which rewards players for Grunt headshots with bursts of confetti and the sounds of children cheering.
What does "Grunt Funeral" do, exactly? It blows Grunts up after they've been killed. Here's a little preview of the Skull effect to brighten your Monday.
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary will be released on November 15 and priced at a fairly reasonable $40 USD. Full price for Combat Evolved would have been a little much, even in HD.