On February 9th, 2010, PS3 owners will at long last be able to play Halo on their gaming console of choice ... sort of.
Okay, okay, maybe that was a bit of a cheap ploy, but it's not exactly untrue: You will get to play Halo on your PS3 ... just not in the way you were probably thinking. Unfortunately, Bungie's ridiculously popular trilogy (quadrology?) isn't being ported to the PS3 - but the Halo Legends collection of anime shorts is being released on Blu-Ray.
In case you missed hearing about it the first time around, Halo Legends is a collection of eight episodes telling seven different stories set in the far-flung future universe of Halo, created by five prominent Japanese animation studios: Bones, Casio Entertainment, Production I.G., Studio4C, and Toei Animation. The Blu-Ray release of Halo Legends will hit shelves right alongside the DVD on February 9th, reports Blu-Ray.com, and will include "several hours of special features, including a BD-exclusive overview of the Halo universe up until the end of Halo 3."
True, this isn't quite as earthshattering as if this were the actual Halo games - quite easily Microsoft's flagship series since the launch of the first Xbox - coming to its mortal enemy's console ... but even so, it's not the sort of thing that would have been easily imaginable even just a year or two ago.
The best part about the whole thing (other than getting to watch Halo Legends in HD, of course) is going to be watching the die-hard Sony and Microsoft fanboys try to process the information without admitting that Halo is actually pretty cool and that Blu-Ray is an impressive technological format, respectively. Maybe their heads will explode. We can only hope, right?