Idris Elba, star of HBO’s The Wire and BBC’s Luther, will be the final member of the Celebrity Halo: Reach Elite Spartan Squad, who will take on the public to celebrate the launch of Halo: Reach on Tuesday, 14 September.
Elba joins Irish rugby star Jamie Heaslip, RTE TV presenter Baz Ashmawy and 98FM DJ Steven Cooper in a team of gamers that will take on the public at the launch.
Eight teams of four will be selected to take part in a competition to challenge this celebrity squad.
The winners of the knockout competition will each get a limited edition Halo: Reach console and a copy of the game.
To enter this competition, gamers must email their team of four to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating why they should face off against the Celebrity Elite Spartan Squad.
Halo: Reach will arrive in Ireland on 14 September, developed by Bungie. It’s the latest instalment of the phenomenally successful Halo franchise. Terms and conditions apply and all entrants must be aged over 18.
The game adds to the Halo mythology, telling the heroic tale of Noble Team, a group of Spartan III Warriors who, through sacrifice and courage, save countless lives against all odds on planet Reach – humanity’s last line of defence against the encroaching Covenant force, whose ultimate goal is the destruction of Earth.