Microsoft and Universal have struck a deal to include the most highly sought-after exclusive HD-DVD titles with the XBOX 360′s HD-DVD addon – Heroes Season 1. This is a series that took the TV world by storm last year (and yours truly is one of the many who are addicted) and it’s not available on Blu-Ray.
This is a limited time offer (lasting 1-2 weeks), and appears to only be available at a few select retailers online. So far the only one I’ve come across that explicitly mentions this deal is at Buy.com. Update: Amazon now lists it as a “Free Gift” when you go to the main XBOX 360 HD-DVD Product Page. The price is the same, so get it now! And of course the 5 Free Movies deal is still going on.
Speaking of Amazon, over the next 30 days they are giving away 90 special Heroes Edition XBOX 360 sets, which include an XBOX 360 Premium with a special Heroes paint job, an HD-DVD player, and Heroes Season 1 on HD-DVD. Interesting that they have this giveaway, but not the Heroes deal when you buy a player. It could just be a matter of having to update the site to reflect the deal however.