Tor Books and 343 Industries are excited to announce a new initiative to coincide with the release of HALO: SILENTIUM by acclaimed science fiction author Greg Bear.
Leading up to the release of HALO: SILENTIUM (March 19, 2013), Tor and 343 Industries will be sending out encrypted communications via halowaypoint.com bulletins and forums, which will allow Halo fans to unlock additional content. There will also be embedded data in the text of the HALO: SILENTIUM paperback and e-book editions.
These communications will begin now, and continue on halowaypoint.com leading up to the March 19th release of HALO: SILENTIUM.
Tor Books has proudly partnered with Microsoft and 343 Industries to publish every book set in this iconic universe. The Halo franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that have grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original “Halo: Combat Evolved” for Xbox in 2001, the rich fiction of the franchise has since inspired a series of blockbuster Xbox and Xbox 360 video games, New York Times bestselling novels, comic books, action figures, apparel and more. To date, the Halo franchise has sold more than 50 million copies to date, with franchise sales eclipsing $3 billion over its lifetime. “Halo 4” marks the beginning of a new saga in the iconic franchise, as Master Chief returns to confront his own destiny and an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. Developed by 343 Industries exclusively for Xbox 360, “Halo 4” released on Nov. 6, 2012, earning high marks from industry insiders and fans alike.