Created in full collaboration with Microsoft Game Studios and 343 Industries, the Halo Encyclopedia is the first official reference book to give fans a comprehensive guide to the Halo Universe. From the characters to the history, the weapons to the locations, Halo Encyclopedia reveals everything you need to know from Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo: Wars and the latest instalment Halo 3: ODST."I can still remember the first time I really experienced Halo... it was stepping out of the crashed escape pod and into a world that would consume my professional and creative life for the next seven years. In the following pages, you’ll find a great deal of depth and drama and data – some familiar, some new. It’s fiction, of course, but we only ever want it to feel real. Because it’s real to us. These are places and times that we want to share with you." Frank O’ Connor – foreword.With brand new artworks for the cover and Frank O’Connor’s foreword, this 352 page guide covers the following key chapters:o Timelineo Humanso Spartanso The Covenanto The Floodo The Forerunnerso The Human-Covenant Waro Science and Technologyo Transporto Locationso WeaponsHalo Encyclopedia will be released on November 2, 2009.