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Halo 5: Guardians Coming to New Zealand

Halo 5: Guardians Coming to New Zealand

The countdown to the midnight launch of Halo 5: Guardians will begin at 8pm on Labour Day, Monday 26 October, at the Logan Campbell Centre, ASB Showgrounds with an exclusive event in conjunction with EB Games and hosted by The Rock FM’s Mike Garvey. New Zealanders will be first in the world to get their hands on Halo 5: Guardians, ushering in the next generation of Halo.

The hours leading up to the biggest game launch of the year will be packed with giveaways, movies, replica Halo weapons, armour and vehicles, as well as hands-on sessions with Halo 5: Guardians and prizes for the best Halo cosplayers.

“We are going to be teasing people with Halo 5: Guardians previews all throughout Armageddon that weekend, but dedicated fans who come to the celebration on Monday night will be the first in world to get the full game,” says Steven Blackburn Xbox New Zealand Lead.

“It’s going to be a long Labour Weekend waiting for Halo 5: Guardians to drop. We expect many fans will extend their long weekends to be first in the world to find out what happens in the next chapter of the Halo saga.”

Here’s how to secure your place:

• Pre-order Halo 5: Guardians from EB Games in the Auckland region and collect your game at midnight on 27 October

• Listen to The Rock between 12 – 23 October for your chance to win tickets

• Or check out the Xbox stand at Armageddon Expo Auckland during Labour Weekend

Halo 5: Guardians is available on 27 October. Pre-order and additional information is available at

Event Details

• Halo 5: Guardians midnight launch

• Logan Campbell Centre at ASB Showgrounds, Auckland

• Doors Open 8pm Monday 26 October

• Event finishes at 12.30am.


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