Halo 2 Dated For JapanThe original Halo was released to America before Xbox was out in Japan. And even after the Xbox saw Japanese release, it took Microsoft a few months to get its biggest title across the Pacific. Things are looking better for the Japanese version of Halo 2. Microsoft Japan has been clear about its intention to release the title in Japan closer to the American version this time around, and today it was revealed just how close. Halo 2 will hit Japanese retail on 11/11, just three days following the games American release. What this means for you (assuming "you" is someone whos based in America) is that, given the Online features of the new title, you should be able to play Online with people from Japan from the start.