Wanna play Halo 3: ODST? Hit up next week’s launch party

Halo 3: ODST, that one game that’s totally been completed since May, is launching soon. Tuesday of next week, to be exact. As is the case for most big-name games with a sizable marketing budget, there will of course be a launch party to celebrate its release; that’s where you come in.

If you happen to find yourself near Seattle’s Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame on Monday from 6:00 – 11:00 PM, you can join in the Halo 3: ODST festivities. Firefight mode, one of the game’s biggest selling points, will be playable.

Additionally, Creative director Joseph Staten and Halo franchise development director Frank O’Connor will be at the launch party to not only have a good time, but to speak on panels as well. There’s even going to be a costume contest, although the guys who dress up as Master Chief likely don’t need a reason to do so.

Check out the full agenda with complete details of the event after the break.

Celebrate the Launch of the Next Installment of the Blockbuster “Halo” Franchise, “Halo 3: ODST,” at the Experience Music Project in Seattle on Sept. 21

Launch momentum continues as the final “Halo 3: ODST” ViDoc drops today and offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the game was created

ODSTs, your time has arrived. On September 21, the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle will be the place to be to celebrate all things “Halo.” Bungie and Microsoft invite “Halo” fans to take part in a celebration of the “Halo” franchise and usher in the release of “Halo 3: ODST,” the latest installment in the iconic video game franchise that has sold more than 27 million copies worldwide.

At the launch event, fans will have the opportunity to meet the creators who are driving the latest developments in the “Halo” universe, including “Halo 3: ODST” Creative Director Joseph Staten from Bungie and “Halo” Franchise Development Director Frank O’Connor from 343 Industries. Fans will also receive hands-on time with Firefight and prepare for glory in an action-packed tournament for a chance to win coveted “Halo”-themed prizes. A select number of attendees will also be chosen for a special hands-on session with the “Halo 3: ODST” campaign.

Additionally, the event will feature special programming throughout the evening with panel discussions featuring Bungie and 343 Industries personnel. Through the panels, fans will learn more about the creation of “Halo 3: ODST” and get a sneak peek at the exciting new additions to the “Halo” experience such as “Halo Legends,” “Halo Waypoint” and more.

The launch event is free and open to the public.* The first 200 fans in line will receive a limited edition “ODST” T-shirt, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early. A panel of judges from Bungie and 343 Industries will be on hand to award prizes to the fans with the best “Halo”-themed costumes, so suit up and bring your best UNSC Marine/ODST/Master Chief/Cortana costume for all to see. During the event, all attendees are invited to tour the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame free of charge.

More details about the launch event are below:

Who:                All “Halo” fans (ages 17 or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian)

What:               “Halo” Franchise Celebration and “Halo 3: ODST” Launch Event

When:              Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Where:             Experience Music Project | Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame

325 5th Ave.

Seattle, WA 98109

Highlights:       “Halo 3: ODST” Firefight tournament, “Halo” creators panels and signings, costume contest, free access to the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame gallery and more

Final “Halo 3: ODST” ViDoc Drops Today – “Terra Incognita”

With just one week to go until “Halo 3: ODST” drops in stores, Microsoft and Bungie release today the final ViDoc for “Halo 3: ODST” titled “Terra Incognita.” This ViDoc takes fans behind the scenes to get an inside look at the creative process behind the game. To complete their mission, these game development masterminds had to explore some dark and uncharted territory of their own. Download the ViDoc today on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and get briefed on the vision, technology and tactics it took to bring the city of New Mombasa and “Halo 3: ODST” to life.

To keep abreast of the latest “Halo” news, follow the Halo Waypoint Twitter @HaloWaypoint. You can also learn more by visiting the Halo Waypoint page at https://www.facebook.com/HaloWaypoint. For more information about Bungie, visit www.bungie.net.

*Attendees must be 17 or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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