Pre-order bonuses add an incentive into ordering new titles before they release. Halo: ODST already had the addition of access to the Halo Reach multiplayer beta, in a similar way that Crackdown acted as a gateway to the Halo 3 beta, but new information today has given gamers another reason to pre-order Halo: ODST.
Pre-ordering Halo: ODST at participating retailers will bag you a token to unlock UNSC hero Sgt. Johnson as a playable character in brand new Halo mode: Firefight – which will put you to the test as you and your friends assume the role of an ODST squad and fight together to take on increasingly challenging waves of enemies.
Halo: ODST is expected to release on the 22nd September 2009.