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    Midnight Openings at Best Buy For Halo 3 Launch

    Hundreds of dedicated fans line-up to be the first to purchase the third
    chapter of the Halo franchise

    BURNABY, B.C. Sept. 24 /CNW/ -

    
    What:
           Halo 3 is the highly anticipated third chapter of the
           revolutionary Halo franchise available exclusively for the Xbox
           360(TM) video game and entertainment system and the biggest
           entertainment release of 2007.

           This highly sought after game will be available to the interactive
           entertainment community on Tuesday, September 25 and with 3 years
           since its predecessor was released, fans around the world can't
           wait to pick up where Halo 2 left off with The Master Chief
           returning to Earth to finish the fight.

           In addition to opening early to offer its customers and
           "Halofanatics" the first possible chance to get their hands on the
           game, Best Buy will also be including an EXCLUSIVE camouflage
           headset, wall icon and t-shirt with its purchase in-store (limited
           quantities available). Those customers ordering online will
           receive a free $10 or $15 gift card with purchase (gift card value
           depending on game version purchased).

           Best Buy will offer Halo 3 to its customers for $69.99 for the
           regular edition, $79.99 for the collector's edition with
           additional bonus content or for the die-hard Halo fans, $149.99
           for the legendary edition with 4 discs of exclusive content along
           with a collectable case and a beautiful Spartan IV Mjolnir Helmet
           replica.

           An average of 1200 units will be available to customers at each
           Best Buy store for the launch however given the expected
           incredible demand for this trilogy, it is anticipate that some
           stores may sell out on launch day.

    When:
           Before 12 am, Tuesday, September 25, 2007

    Where:
           19 Best Buy stores as listed below.

    British Columbia                        Alberta

        Cambie (Vancouver)                     Edmonton South
        2220 Cambie St.                        South Edmonton Common
        (Cambie & 6th)                         (780) 431-6700
        (604) 638-4966

        Lansdowne (Richmond)                   Edmonton West
        Lansdowne Centre                       17539 Stony Plain Road NW
        700-5300 No. 3 Rd.                     (780) 443-6700
        (604) 273-7335

        Coquitlam                              Northland (Calgary)
        1135 Pinetree Way                      5111 Northland Dr NW
        (604) 468-5500                         (403) 247-7175

                                               Sunridge (Calgary)
                                               500-3221 Sunridge Way NE
                                               (403) 717-1000

    Manitoba                                Saskatchewan

        St. James (Winnipeg)                   Regina
        A-810 St. James Street                 2125 Prince of Wales Drive
        (204) 783-0976                         (306) 546-0100

    Ontario

        Bay & Dundas (Downtown Toronto)        Heartland (Mississauga)
        Toronto Eaton Centre                   1-6075 Mavis Road
        (416) 642-8321                         (905) 361-8251

        Oakville                               Markham
        Bldg A-2500 Winston Park Drive         5000 Highway No. 7 East
        (905) 829-2034                         (905) 754-3025

        Downsview (North York)                 Sherway (Etobicoke)
        695 Wilson Avenue                      167 North Queen Street
        (416) 635-6574                         (647) 288-2300

        London                                 Windsor
        1080 Wellington Road South             4379 Walker Road
        (519) 686-2160                         (519) 967-2070

        Ottawa East                            Ottawa West (Nepean)
        380 Conventry Road                     1701 Merivale Road
        (613) 212-0333                         (613) 212-0146

    Media Opportunities:

    Members of the media are invited to visit Best Buy stores listed above
for:
    -   Images/footage of potentially hundreds of Halo fans as they line up
        outside the store to be the first to buy this epic trilogy
    -   Potential interview opportunities with enthusiastic fans before and
        after they purchase the game
    -   Interviews with Best Buy representative on midnight opening and Halo
        3 launch
    





For further information:

For further information: Heather Seabrook, Best Buy, (778) 999-1735,
hseabrook@bestbuycanada.ca

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