Halo 2 Invasion Causes Midnight Madness!

The entertainment industry is bracing for a big night tonight as thousands of fans around the globe finally get their hands on one of the most highly anticipated games of the year Halo 2,” available exclusively on Microsoft Xbox.

Gamers, celebrities, adrenaline junkies and industry paparazzi worldwide will converge at hundreds of lively launch soirees and thousands of retail outlets when the game officially goes on sale just after midnight.

In New York, Toys “R” Us Times Square will be the epicenter of “Halo 2” activities in the United States. Legions of dedicated fans are expected to line the streets waiting for the chance to be among the first to own the coveted game. Across every time zone, more than 7,000 retailers are also planning “midnight madness” events.

With more than 1.5 million copies already preordered, day-one sales of ‘Halo 2’ look to herald the biggest 24 hours in entertainment retail history,” said Peter Moore, corporate vice president of worldwide publishing and marketing for Xbox at Microsoft Corp. “By the end of this week the world will be playing ‘Halo 2’ – and with our Xbox Live online service, fans will literally be banding together across the globe to fend off Covenant invaders.”