Halo 3 ready for midnight lift off

The Master Chief’s in town – and he’s looking for a party. And if anyone knows how to throw a shindig worthy of the universe-saving

The Master Chief’s in town – and he’s looking for a party. And if anyone knows how to throw a shindig worthy of the universe-saving super soldier, it’s worldwide mega celebrity – and owner of a solid gold BlackBerry – Pharrell Williams.The American hip-hop hero will today be hosting a huge premiere for what is sure to be one of this year’s biggest games, Halo 3, at the UK’s biggest cinema – London’s IMAX (pictured) in Waterloo.He’ll be challenging feverish fraggers to multiplayer battles over Xbox Live before the final part in the Halo trilogy goes on sale at more than 1000 shops around the UK at midnight tonight.Excitement is already at fever pitch with one excited Amazon user saying: ‘I got a PS3 and a 360 so I am crazy happy cos Halo 3 is gonna blow everyone’s MINDS! Roflcopter.’ Roflcopter indeed.Unfortunately mere peasants aren’t able to attend; the celeb-filled bash is for VIPs and lucky competition winners only. But don’t worry: we’ve been lucky enough to play Halo 3 all the way through at an uber exclusive London event. Look out for our video diary going live tomorrow to find out if it’s worth the wait.Essentials Halo 3 Price: £50 On sale: Midnight Contact: Halo Related stories: Halo lands 26 September Microsoft shines its Halo 3 box sets Accessorise your 360 with Halo 3