Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary pre-order bonuses

Over at the Halo Waypoint blog, the Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary pre-order bonuses, which we all knew were coming, have been detailed. Whether or not they’re worthy to be part of an anniversary edition of a game that set new standards for the genre on consoles, it’s up to each and every one of us to decide, but here we go.

The Master Chief Avatar Armor will be yours for the taking via Xbox Live Marketplace. Your avatar will not only look like a big-headed one, but one with the most iconic, green suit in videogame history; the MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor. Also, a big helmet fitting of that big head.

The second bonus is the Grunt Funeral Skull which will transform the death of a Grunt into a highly satisfying methane tank explosion with a more than probable domino effect to follow. That means, when you kill off a Grunt, its tank on the back explodes like a plasma grenade and should it be in the vicinity of other Grunt’s… well, you get the idea, don’t you? Boom, boom, BOOM! We love explosive chain reactions.

Now, going back to the top, some of you — probably most — might be thinking, “that’s it?” Yeah, it is. But may we remind you that this is in actuality not a “Limited Edition” or “Special Edition” box. These are just pre-order bonuses and come to think about it, they’ve never really been ones to satisfy us, now have they?