List of Halo media

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The covers of Halo: Combat Evolved, the Halo 2 Limited Edition and the Halo 3 Legendary Edition

Halo is a science fiction video game franchise created by Bungie and owned and published by Microsoft Studios. Central to the Halo series are the three first-person shooter video games Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 and Halo 3; novelizations, soundtracks, and other media are also available. The story of the series is about the Master Chief, a cybernetically enhanced human super-soldier and his artificial intelligence (AI) companion, Cortana, as the humans of a futuristic universe battle the Covenant, a theocratic alliance of alien races. The Halo series has inspired machinima productions, such as Red vs. Blue, and other fan fiction; however, this list only covers media produced or endorsed by series creator Bungie, or the intellectual property overseer 343 Industries.

The Halo video games have been highly successful and influential; the first game was labeled the killer application of Microsoft's Xbox and was credited with selling many consoles.[1][2] Halo: Combat Evolved is also noted for its intuitive control scheme that has been used by many console first person shooters since.[3] Halo 2 sold 2.4 million copies making US$125 million in the first 24 hours after its release beating the record for highest grossing entertainment release.[4] Halo 3 grossed US$170 million on its first day, $45 million more than its predecessor.[5] Halo 2 and Halo 3 are also the best selling titles of their respective consoles, the Xbox and the Xbox 360.[6][7]

Games[edit]

Video games[edit]

Game Release date
Halo: Combat Evolved November 15, 2001[8]
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Halo 2 November 9, 2004[12]
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  • Released on the Xbox
  • Game events take place after the first game
  • Broke sales records for US$125 million on first day[13]
  • Ported to Windows Vista on May 29, 2007[14]
Halo 3 September 25, 2007[15]
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  • Released on the Xbox 360
  • Completed the story arc begun in the first game
  • Broke first day sales record set by Halo 2 with US$170 million and $300 million in the first week[15][16]
Halo Wars February 26, 2009[17]
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Halo 3: ODST September 22, 2009[20]
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  • Stand-alone expansion for Halo 3, takes place between Halo 2 and Halo 3[20]
  • Does not feature the Master Chief as the main playable character but five Orbital Drop Shock Troopers instead[20]
  • Originally known as Halo 3: Recon[21]
  • Campaign on Disc 1, and all of Halo 3's Multiplayer on Disc 2.
Halo: Reach September 14, 2010[22]
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  • Prequel to the Halo games.
  • Last Halo game developed by Bungie.
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary November 15, 2011
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Halo 4 November 6, 2012[23]
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  • Beginning of the new "Halo" trilogy.
  • First original Halo game by 343 Industries in place of Bungie.
Halo: Spartan Assault July 18, 2013[24]
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  • Mobile twin-stick shooter game
  • Originally exclusive to Windows 8 phones, tablets, and PCs. Later released on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
  • Code-named Halo: Bootcamp prior to its announcement.[25]
Halo: The Master Chief Collection November 11, 2014
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  • Compilation of remastered first-person shooter video games, it consists of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2, Halo 3, "Halo 3 ODST", Halo 4, and their multiplayer modes, complete with their full set of add-on content
  • All games received graphical upgrades for the release, but Halo 2 received a Combat Evolved Anniversary-style high-definition overhaul.
  • The release also ships with access to the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta.
Halo: Spartan Strike April 16, 2015
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  • Mobile twin-stick shooter game
Halo 5: Guardians October 27, 2015
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  • Sequel to Halo 4
  • Introduces new multiplayer mode "Warzone"
Halo Wars 2 February 21, 2017[26]
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  • Sequel to 2009's Halo Wars
  • Announced at GamesCom 2015[27]

Other games[edit]

Game Release date Media type
Cortana Letters February – May 1999[28] Alternate reality game
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  • Six cryptic emails supposedly sent by Cortana, although they are not canon[29]
I Love Bees Mid 2004[30] Alternate reality game
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  • Players were linked to a beekeeping website that appears to have been taken over by an artificial intelligence.[31]
  • Game ended with invites to play Halo 2 before its release.[30]
Iris June 11, 2007 – August 17, 2007[32] Alternate reality game
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  • Five web servers containing various media files related to the Halo universe
Halo ActionClix September 18, 2007[33] Collectible miniatures game
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  • A table-top miniatures game featuring figures and vehicles for the video games.[33]
Halo Interactive Strategy Game Late 2008[34][35] Modular board game
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  • Table-top strategy board game based on the gameplay of the Halo games.[35]

Soundtracks[edit]

Title Release date Length Label
Halo Original Soundtrack June 11, 2002[36] 65:08 Sumthing Else Music Works
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Halo 2 Original Soundtrack: Volume One November 9, 2004[38] 69:20 Sumthing Else Music Works
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Halo 2 Original Soundtrack: Volume Two April 25, 2006[39] 68:48 Sumthing Else Music Works
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  • Suite structure to reflect different levels of the game.[40]
Halo 3 Original Soundtrack November 20, 2007[41] 118:36 Sumthing Else Music Works
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  • Tracks are arranged by time of appearance in the game
Halo Trilogy – The Complete Original Soundtracks December 2, 2008[42] 321:58 Sumthing Else Music Works
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  • All soundtracks from the Halo trilogy (excluding Halo 2 OST: Volume One) appear here as well as four tracks from Halo Wars
Halo Wars Original Soundtrack February 17, 2009[43] 53:57 Sumthing Else Music Works
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Halo 3: ODST Original Soundtrack September 22, 2009[45] 114:50 Sumthing Else Music Works
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Halo Legends: Original Soundtrack February 9, 2010[47] 57:04 Sumthing Else Music Works
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  • Music composed by Tetsuya Takahashi and Yasuharu Takanashi.[47]
Halo: Reach Original Soundtrack September 28, 2010[48] 107:24 Sumthing Else Music Works
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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Original Soundtrack November 15, 2011[49] 83:43 Sumthing Else Music Works
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Halo 4 Original Soundtrack October 19, 2012[50] 77:23 7Hz Productions Ltd
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Halo: Spartan Assault Original Soundtrack July 18, 2013[51] 49:17 Microsoft Studios Music
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Halo 4: Original Soundtrack, Vol. 2 January 1, 2014[52] 81:26 7 Hz Productions
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  • Music composed by Neil Davidge & Kazuma Jinnouchi.[52]
Halo 2 Anniversary Original Soundtrack November 10, 2014[53] 87:04 Microsoft Studios Music
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  • Music arranged by Paul Lipson, Lennie Moore, Tom Salta, Brian Trifon, Brian Lee White.[53]
Halo: Spartan Strike Original Soundtrack April 16, 2015[54] 67:34 Microsoft Studios Music
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Printed media[edit]

Novels[edit]

Title Release date ISBN Media type
Halo: The Fall of Reach October 30, 2001[55] ISBN 0-345-45132-5 Novelization
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Halo: The Flood April 1, 2003[58] ISBN 0-345-45921-0 Novelization
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  • Novelization of Halo: Combat Evolved, Reissued in 2010[59]
  • Publishers Weekly Bestseller[60]
Halo: First Strike December 2, 2003[61] ISBN 0-345-46781-7 Novelization
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  • Story set between Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2, starting right after the events of Halo: The Flood and leading to the beginning of Halo 2, Reissued in 2010'.[59]
  • The New York Times bestseller.[62]
Halo: Ghosts of Onyx October 31, 2006[63] ISBN 0-7653-5470-5 Novelization
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  • Side story of the SPARTAN-III Project and their training on the world of Onyx set around the same time as the end of Halo 2.[64]
  • The New York Times international bestseller.[65]
Halo: Contact Harvest October 30, 2007[66] ISBN 0-7653-1569-6 Novelization
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Halo: The Cole Protocol November 25, 2008[70] ISBN 978-0-7653-1570-0 Novelization
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  • Follows the story of a group of Spartans, "Gray Team", too isolated to take part in the events of other publications[71]
  • The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today's best seller (trade paperback)[72][73][74]
Halo: Evolutions – Essential Tales of the Halo Universe November 24, 2009[75] ISBN 978-0-7653-1573-1 Collection of short stories
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Halo: Cryptum January 4, 2011 ISBN 978-0-7653-2396-5 Novelization
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  • Authored by science fiction author Greg Bear.[76]
  • Set in the universe of the Forerunners, 100,000 years before the events of the Halo story.[77]
  • The first book of The Forerunner Trilogy.
Halo: Glasslands October 25, 2011 ISBN 978-0-7653-3040-6 Novelization
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  • The first Karen Traviss Halo novel.
  • The first of a Post-Halo 3 'Kilo-Five Trilogy' centered on the Office of Naval Intelligence and some ODSTs.
Halo: Primordium January 3, 2012 ISBN 978-0-7653-2397-2 Novelization
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  • Authored by science fiction author Greg Bear.[76]
  • Set in the universe of the Forerunners, 100,000 years before the events of the Halo story.[77]
  • The second novel of The Forerunner Trilogy.
Halo: The Thursday War October 2, 2012[78] ISBN 978-0-7653-3363-6 Novelization
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  • Second novel in the Kilo-Five Trilogy by Karen Traviss.[78]
Halo: Silentium March 19, 2013 ISBN 978-0-7653-2398-9 Novelization
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  • Authored by science fiction author Greg Bear.[76]
  • Set in the universe of the Forerunners, 100,000 years before the events of the Halo story.[77]
  • The third and final novel of The Forerunner Trilogy.
Halo: Mortal Dictata January 21, 2014[79] ISBN 978-07653-3545-6 Novelization
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  • Final novel in the Kilo-Five Trilogy by Karen Traviss.[79]
Halo: Broken Circle November 4, 2014 ISBN 978-14767-8359-8 Novelization
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  • Novel that covers some of the Prophet & Elite War, just under 900 years before the Halo event. By John Shirley
Halo: New Blood March 2, 2015 ISBN 978-1-4767-9670-3 Novelization
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Halo: Hunters in the Dark June 16, 2015[80] ISBN 978-1-4767-9585-0 Novelization
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  • Set in 2555, more than two years after the Master Chief went missing-in-action. Humans and Elites must attempt to overcome their differences as they embark on a covert mission back to the Ark. By Peter David.[80]
Halo: Saint's Testimony July 27, 2015[81] ISBN 978-1-5011-0969-0 Novelization
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  • A digital single
  • A military-grade artificial intelligence successfully launches an unprecedented legal appeal against her own death sentence
  • By Frank O'Connor, Franchise Development Director for the Halo franchise at 343 Industries[81]
Halo: Last Light September 15, 2015[82] ISBN 978-1-5011-0336-0 Novelization
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  • It is 2553, and the three-decade-long Covenant War that defined a generation has suddenly drawn to a close. Yet, in the remotest parts of human space, tensions remain that threaten to overflow into another full-scale conflict. Beneath the surface of the planet Gao lies a vast cavern system renowned for its therapeutic effects and rumored miraculous cures. But now Gao natives are turning up brutally murdered down there—violent acts that happen to coincide with the recent arrival of a UNSC research battalion protected by Spartan Blue Team, led by the renowned Spartan-II Fred-104.[82]
  • Print versions of the book from certain retailers contained a code that could be redeemed for a REQ Pack in Halo 5: Guardians, set to be released just over a month from the book's release date.[83]
  • By Troy Denning [82]
Halo: Shadow of Intent December 7, 2015[84] ISBN 978-1-5011-2276-7 Novelization
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  • A digital-first e-novella.[84]
  • A powerful threat has set a cataclysmic plan in motion—a plan to lure the Half-Jaw [Rtas ‘Vadum] into a trap that will herald the utter destruction of the entire Sangheili race.[84]
  • By Joseph Staten [84]
Halo: Fractures September 20, 2016[85] ISBN 978-1-5011-4067-9 Collection of short stories
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Halo: Smoke and Shadow November 28, 2016[86] ISBN 978-1-5011-4460-8 Novelization
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  • Digital-first eNovella
  • A continuation of the short story "Into the Fire" from "Halo: Fractures". The text from "Into the Fire" is also included in "Halo: Smoke and Shadow". [86]
  • "Find. Claim. Profit. In a post-war galaxy littered with scrap, it’s the salvager’s motto. And with a fast ship and a lust for adventure, Rion Forge [daughter of Sergeant Forge from Halo Wars] has certainly made her mark on the trade. When the discovery of a wrecked UNSC cruiser brings Rion’s past back to haunt her, stirring fresh hope into a decades-old wound, she’s hell-bent on finding answers: What really happened to her father and his ship, the Spirit of Fire?"[86]

Comic books[edit]

Title Release date Media type
The Halo Graphic Novel July 19, 2006[87] Graphic novel
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Halo: Uprising August 22, 2007[90] Comic book series
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Halo Wars: Genesis March 3, 2009[93] Supplemental graphic novel
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  • Art from Phil Noto, Graeme Devine and Eric Nylund.[94]
  • Included in the Halo Wars: Limited Edition.[94]
  • Story chronicling the first military campaign against the Covenant and a mission to discover why they are so interested in the world of Harvest.[94]
Halo: Helljumper July 22, 2009[95] Comic book series
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  • Five-part comic book series written by Peter David, and illustrated by Eric Nguyen.[96]
  • Story set before Halo: Combat Evolved, focusing on the Helljumpers or Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODSTs).[96]
Halo: Blood Line December 23, 2009[97] Comic book series
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  • Four-part comic book series written by Fred Van Lente, with art by Francis Portela.[96]
  • Story set before Halo: Combat Evolved, following a Black Ops group of Spartans assigned to the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI).[96]
  • Originally known as Halo: Spartan Black.[96]
Halo: Fall of Reach September 15, 2010[98] Comic book series
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  • Comic book adaptation of Halo: The Fall of Reach written by Brian Reed, and illustrated by Felix Ruiz.[98]
  • Split into three mini-series (Halo: Fall of Reach – Boot Camp, Halo: Fall of Reach – Covenant, and Halo: Fall of Reach – Invasion) with a total of 12 issues.[99]
Halo: Initiation August 14, 2013[100] Comic book series
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  • A three issue series written by Brian Reed and art by Marco Castiello.[100]
  • The origin story of Sarah Palmer, a character introduced in Halo 4, following her from her time as an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper (ODST) to a commander of the SPARTAN-IV Program.[100]
Halo: Escalation December 11, 2013[101] Comic book series
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  • Originally a twelve issue series written by Christopher Schlerf and art by Omar Francia.[101]
  • Expanded with twelve additional issues by Duffy Boudreau (Blackacre), Sergio Ariño (Ms. Marvel), Ian Richardson (Noble Causes), and Douglas Franchin (Person of Interest).[102][103]
  • Volume 1 (Issues 1-6): Taking place after the events of Halo 4, the UNSC Infinity is assigned escort duty for a diplomatic mission between the Arbiter and a Jiralhanae chieftain.[101]
  • Volume 2 (Issues 7-12): The Fall of New Phoenix, Master Chief's return to action, and a dark plot by the Office of Naval Intelligence.[104]
  • Volume 3 (Issues 13-18): Halo 4 Spartan Ops continues here as the UNSC Infinity battles the Covenant for control of the all-powerful Forerunner Janus Key. Plus, Spartan Tanaka's thrilling origin story revealed.[102]
  • Volume 4 (Issues 19-24): An unexpected ally joins a crack team of Spartans for their most dangerous operation yet—a secret mission into the mysterious Forerunner site known as the Absolute Record.[103]
Halo: Tales from Slipspace October 25, 2016 (Only Digital Pre-orders)/November 29, 2016 (All others)[105] Graphic novel
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  • This action-packed original graphic novel contains all-new Halo® stories from some of the comic industry’s best—Jonathan Wayshak, Eric Nguyen, Alex Irvine, Vasilis Lolos, Kody Chamberlain, Dave Crosland, John Jackson Miller, Jonathan Goff, Simon Roy, and Halo: Escalation writer Duffy Boudreau—as well as 343 Industries’ own franchise development director, Frank O’Connor, and franchise producer, Tyler Jeffers!

Other books[edit]

Title Release date Media type
The Art of Halo: Creating A Virtual World November 9, 2004[106] Art book
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  • Concept art, hi-res screenshots, wallpapers, and other information from the development of Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2[107]
The Art of Halo 3 November 25, 2008[108] Art book
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  • Concept art, commentary, and other information from the development of Halo 3
Halo: The Great Journey: The Art of Building Worlds October 18, 2011[109] Art book
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  • The ultimate gallery of the Halo universe – from characters to weapons and much more.
Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 November 6, 2012[110] Art book
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  • Collection of and commentary on various art created specifically for Halo 4.[111]
Halo Encyclopedia October 19, 2009[112] Guidebook
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  • A comprehensive guide to the Halo Universe.[113]
Halo: The Essential Visual Guide July 4, 2011[114] Guidebook
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  • A all-encompassing essential visual guide to the Halo universe.
Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide September 16, 2013[115] Guidebook
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  • A all-encompassing essential visual guide to the world of Halo 4.
Conversations from the Universe November 9, 2004[116] Supplemental booklet
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  • Included in the Halo 2 Limited Collector's Edition[116]
  • Several in-universe messages to and from various characters
Bestiarum September 25, 2007[117] Supplemental booklet/DVD
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  • Contains in-universe information about the various species of the Halo series
  • Released in printed and DVD format[117]
Dr. Halsey's Personal Journal September 14, 2010 Supplemental booklet
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  • Included in the Halo: Reach Limited Edition and the Halo: Reach Legendary Edition
  • A journal detailing Halsey's involvement with Spartan-IIs, Cortana, Keyes, Noble Team and more
  • Includes additional in-universe items such as Spartan-II patch, ID Card, News Snippets, Photos, etc.
Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo September 6, 2016 Guidebook
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  • A comprehensive guide to the Halo Universe.

Other media[edit]

Title Release date Media type
Halo Film
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  • A planned film adaptation of Halo: Combat Evolved but it has been repeatedly abandoned and picked up by studios. Although originally planned for a 2008 release, it is currently postponed indefinitely.[118]
Halo Waypoint November 5, 2009[119] Application
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Halo Legends February 16, 2010[123] Series of anime shorts
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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn October 5, 2012 – November 2, 2012 Web series
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  • A live-action web series released in the weeks leading up to the release of Halo 4.[126]
Halo: Nightfall November 11, 2014 – December 9, 2014 Web series
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  • A live-action web series released in the weeks following the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.[127]
Halo: The Fall of Reach (Animated Series) October 27, 2015 – TBA Web series
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