After the huge success of the Halo Combat Evolved figures, Joyride Studios and Bungie partnered again to produce Halo 2 action figures.
The second, and highly anticipated, installment of the popular Microsoft Halo game was released on Nov 9, 2004.
There were two different editions of Halo 2 launched:
standard game that came with the traditional Xbox packaging and a single disc, the
single and multi-player components and a Collectors Edition which came with a
specially designed aluminum case with a bonus DVD, extra booklet and a
different user manual.
The manual in the collector's edition looked at the game
from the perspective of the Covenant military whereas the standard version was
from the perspective of the human military.
On it's first day of release Halo 2
grossed $124 million making it the biggest entertainment event of all time at
that time and has since than gone on to sell over 8 million copies since.