MTV Presents: Making The Game Halo 2New York, NY - October 27, 2004 - MTV: Music Television today announced that "Making the Video Game: Halo 2" will premiere on MTV on Friday, November 5th at 11:00pm ET/PT, and MTV2 on Saturday, November 6th at 9:00pm ET. The special will give viewers an unprecedented inside look at the most anticipated video game of 2004. "Making the Video Game: Halo 2" will go behind the scenes to discover the secrets, the storylines, and the graphics that will keep every last obsessive Halo fan glued to their TV. The special will also include interviews with the game developers, celebrity Halo fans, and the bands involved in the new soundtrack including Incubus and Hoobastank. Both the game and soundtrack hit stores on November 9th. "The MTV audience is the gaming audience," said John Shea, EVP, Sponsorship Development and Integrated Marketing, MTV, VH1, and CMT. "Halo 2 is destined to be one of the biggest video games of the season and we're excited to give fans a behind the scenes look." Halo 2 is the follow-up to the massively popular original Halo: Combat Evolved video game originally released in 2001. Halo: Combat Evolved, from Bungie Studios, took the gaming world by storm and was instantly recognized as one of the greatest video games ever created. Halo took video gaming to a new level of interactive entertainment and changed the way people thought about how video games could deliver an engaging experience. With over 5 million copies sold worldwide and a mantle-full of gaming awards since its launch, Halo remains one of the top-selling Xbox games on the market. In Halo 2 the saga continues as Master Chief, a cybernetically enhanced super-soldier, is the only thing standing between the relentless Covenant and the destruction of all mankind. Halo 2 will expand on everything that made the original game so great. At its heart a compelling and captivating story, Halo 2 makes revolutionary advances in design and technology to deliver perhaps the greatest game ever made.