Halo "Encyclopedia" planned

Officially licensed wealth of knowledge gets Bungie's backing

Think you know a lot about Halo? We bet the people that are behind the official Halo Encyclopedia know more. A firm called DK will publish the officially licensed encyclopedia.

DK says, "The Halo Encyclopedia will be a comprehensive guide to the characters, weapons, vehicles, equipment, and locations from Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo Wars and Halo 3: ODST." No mention of Halo 4 though.

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Encyclopedia nerds should be excited. "Created in full collaboration with Microsoft, the book, which is scheduled for publication in November 2009, will give fans unprecedented insights into the Halo universe in 352 full-colour pages and it includes a Foreword by Halo franchise development director, Frank O'Connor."

We remember when he used to be a wordsmith for OXM in the US. "We were struck by DK's thorough treatment of other licensed properties and we turned to them to create the definitive reference to the Halo universe for the legions of devoted fans," said O'Connor.

In other Halo news, Bungie reported today that 10 billion have been killed in Halo 3 games. If only they could all read...