New Xbox 360 Elite Bundle Packs Two Games

BOOM widget 95133 Celebrating the seasonal change, Microsoft has unveiled a new Xbox 360 Elite hardware bundle that includes two games at no extra cost.

Carrying the same $299.99 price as a regular Xbox 360 Elite, the "Spring Bundle" packs Bungie's sci-fi shooter Halo 3: ODST and Turn 10's racer Forza Motorsport 3--both Xbox 360 exclusives--alongside the Xbox 360 Elite hardware and its 120GB hard drive.

In a sly bit of marketing, the inclusion of Halo 3: ODST also means that buyers will get access to the multiplayer beta for Halo: Reach when it kicks off May 3.

As for when the Xbox 360 Elite Spring Bundle will be on store shelves, Microsoft says that it's "available now." Meanwhile, retailer Amazon.com shows it as releasing either today or shipping early next week, depending on which page you look at.