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Posted by drew10 on Oct 15, 2008
Halo 3: Recon

Halo 3: Recon

Bungie Bounce Back… Again!!

So the ‘massive’ news that we have all been waiting for was the announcement that Halo 3’s sponge has been given yet another squeeze to see just how much more cash they can wring out of it.

“Halo 3: Recon” is a stand-alone expansion that boasts an entirely new campaign mode that sees you playing, not as the fabled Master Chief but an entirely new hero.

You take the role of a special forces ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper) as the game plays out the final chapter of Microsoft’s all conquering trilogy from a completely new perspective.

The ODST’s are an entirely different breed of soldier to the Spartans. These guys are crazy and ‘Pride themselves on being the first into any combat zone’ and whilst they do not have the super-human powers of Master Chief and his ilk, the are still a formidable force. Or so says the press release anyway.

We are promised that, whilst the gameplay will remain faithful to the originals, “Halo 3: Recon” will involve more elements of ‘stealth’ styled game-play.  There is that word again, do we need stealth sections in Halo? I guess we will find out what this does to the overall feel of the game on release.

Obviously, a great section of Halo’s appeal has always been in its Multi-player and its X-box Live support and “Halo 3: Recon” does not disappoint in this department. We are promised a full range of new multi-player maps with full “Forge” options and on top of this a four-player co-op mode to boot.

No word yet has been mentioned about the price point for this title and that in itself suggests a full retail release and whether £40-£45 is acceptable for what is essentially an expansion pack, albeit a very comprehensive one, is something we will leave up to you. But let’s be honest everyone is going to buy it no matter what price-point Microsoft put on it. Personally we are hoping for a great deal more graphical polish and effects and this is something Bungie should have plenty of time to do as they dont have to write the game engine again.

It is scheduled for an Autumn release in America next year so expect here Q3 also, although if we are perfectly honest we reckon Christmas 2009 is more likely.

As always, more as we get it.

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