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[Official] Halo 3: ODST

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Ayepecks    117

Halo 3: ODST

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Release Date: Fall 2009

Information: Halo 3: Recon is an "expansion pack" for Halo 3. It will be an entirely new physical game, however, and have its own 1,000 gamer points. Recon -- a prequel to Halo 3 -- features a new hero and an entirely new campaign. The game will also feature 4-player co-op gameplay, new multiplayer maps, and other multiplayer content. The features, according to the press release, are as follows:

  • All-new campaign content. The ?Halo 3: Recon? campaign is an intriguing side story that takes place during the terrifying events leading up to the Master Chief?s return to New Mombasa in ?Halo 3.? Experience the fate of Earth from the brand-new perspective of a special forces ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper), adding a unique outlook and new gameplay elements to the events that unfold in the trilogy?s finale. While the feel of this new chapter will greatly resemble that of previous ?Halo? experiences, ?Halo 3: Recon? will require players to employ more elements of stealth and cunning than ever before.
  • A new hero: Prepare to drop. Known for their courage, valor and, at times, insanity, ODSTs are among the fiercest UNSC soldiers, priding themselves on being the first unit deployed into hostile situations. While not as large or supernaturally gifted as their Spartan comrades, these ?Hell Jumpers? more than compensate with their ferocious attitudes and unwavering nerve.
  • Expanded multiplayer collection. No ?Halo? experience would be complete without groundbreaking multiplayer content, and ?Halo 3: Recon? gives fans more of what they love. With exclusive new maps and full Forge options, players will find more multiplayer content than ever before with ?Halo 3: Recon.
  • Ever-growing community options. Players will continue to enjoy all the great ?Halo 3? technological innovations, including Saved Films, screenshots, Campaign Scoring and four-player co-op. All of the new multiplayer maps fully support the Forge editor, offering endless gameplay customization possiMedia:fans.

Media:

- Trailer #1: http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?ty...s&cid=15574

- Trailer #2: http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?ty...ink=ournextgame

- Screenshots/art: http://www.joystiq.com/photoInformation on Recon:l/

Information on Recon:

- http://kotaku.com/5061475/what-is-halo-3-r...es-what-its-not

- http://www.joystiq.com/2008/1Announcement on Recon:n/

Announcement on Recon:

- http://kotaku.com/5060880/halo-3-expansion...-hits-fall-2009

- http://www.joystiq.com/2008/10/08/step-bac...econ-announced/

Edited by Ayepecks

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Skulltrail-old    0

I think MSFT fails for ending Halo so soon... they could have gotten to Halo XI and it would have still been a great game. Look at the Final Fantasy series and how Halo: Combat Evolved was so successful...

Now they seem as if they are regretting ever ending the series by moving gamers into a different perspective of the story. Similar to how the movie Vantage Point was based on; same story several times but in the eyes of several diverse people.

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Ayepecks    117
I think MSFT fails for ending Halo so soon... they could have gotten to Halo XI and it would have still been a great game. Look at the Final Fantasy series and how Halo: Combat Evolved was so successful...

Now they seem as if they are regretting ever ending the series by moving gamers into a different perspective of the story. Similar to how the movie Vantage Point was based on; same story several times but in the eyes of several diverse people.

Halo isn't over. Hence this expansion, Halo Chronicles, Halo Wars, and Halo 4 being developed.

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goji    30

I don't think its about MS as it is Bungie wishing to tell more about the universe. MC isn't halo though for gamers it is.

Can Bungie win everyone over? Thats the question.

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magik    25
I don't think its about MS as it is Bungie wishing to tell more about the universe. MC isn't halo though for gamers it is.

Can Bungie win everyone over? Thats the question.

How is that the question? Haven't they already done so with Halo?

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goji    30

But this game isn't "halo" its about something different.

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Yusuf M.    1,367

So it's a prologue to Halo 3, and you play as a ODSC Marine?

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Skulltrail-old    0
Halo isn't over. Hence this expansion, Halo Chronicles, Halo Wars, and Halo 4 being developed.

I meant ending the main character's life, Master Chief, and just starting the story over from another person's point of view...

So it's a prologue to Halo 3, and you play as a ODSC Marine?

Sadly...:yes:

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goji    30

@Anaron :

Yup, follows the events of H2 on earth after MC followed Regret to Installation 05.

Since this thing is being sold as a disc I bet all the other down loadable maps maybe part of this? Yes no?

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Ayepecks    117
I meant ending the main character's life, Master Chief, and just starting the story over from another person's point of view...

That has yet to be confirmed for Halo 4.

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Tech Star    254

The story can go on guys. At the end of the legendary ending MC gets sucked into a new planet with Cortona. Thus meaning its not over.

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Jester124    543
I meant ending the main character's life, Master Chief, and just starting the story over from another person's point of view...

They never ended MC's life... watch after the credits of 3... dont know if it plays on easy, but on heroic and up it does. I dont hink he'll be the main for 4 though.

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Lighthalzen    62

Ugh... I wonder how this new character is... I really don't feel like playing anyone but Master Chief... >,<

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Ayepecks    117
Ugh... I wonder how this new character is... I really don't feel like playing anyone but Master Chief... >,<

IMO Master Chief isn't a strong enough personality for me to mind too much. Same with Gordon Freeman.

Trailer 2: http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?ty...ink=ournextgame

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TheDreamX    0

I just watched the trailer after spending all night hoping and reading along to a TGS live blog and I was not disappointed. If you're in to the backstory and (be it quite sci-fi generic) combat system of the Halo franchise, this is a welcome addition. If not, then this move would seem like Bungie is selling out while Microsoft milks the series.

Well, that has already been done (see: Halo 2) and the games are still going strong. I will admit that the campaign in Halo 3 felt a little lacking, but it was fun as hell and the plethora of features outside of the single player experience made me feel like my money was well spent.

Basically what I'm trying to say is that if Bungie keeps pushing out the same caliber experience that they have done time and time again, I'm going to keep buying. I can't wait for Halo 3: Recon.

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Skulltrail-old    0
They never ended MC's life... watch after the credits of 3... dont know if it plays on easy, but on heroic and up it does. I dont hink he'll be the main for 4 though.

Ohh so he's NOT dead? In the ending of H3, a funeral is done in honor of his life. I supposed he died since I doubt he'd walk out of the ground like some sort of zombie coming back for revenge...

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magik    25
IMO Master Chief isn't a strong enough personality for me to mind too much. Same with Gordon Freeman.

Trailer 2: http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?ty...ink=ournextgame

Weird, you can see his fingers and they look very disproportional. I wonder if that was meant to be or if the animation/art team overlooked something...

Ohh so he's NOT dead? In the ending of H3, a funeral is done in honor of his life. I supposed he died since I doubt he'd walk out of the ground like some sort of zombie coming back for revenge...

I suggest you replay the last mission and wait until after the credits.

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spenser.d    1,100

:woot:

Downloading the trailer now. Only downside is this is another thing I'll be buying with money I should be saving...oh well :D

-Spenser

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magik    25
:woot:

Downloading the trailer now. Only downside is this is another thing I'll be buying with money I should be saving...oh well :D

-Spenser

Due out Next Fall. Meh, you got time to save up... :p

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Xerxes    248

EDIT: Nevermind, I completely forgot about the Oblivion expansion :p

So my real question is, will this be like Shivering Isles which you either downloaded off Live or buy on DVD and installed along side Halo 3 or is it a stand alone disk based game?

Edited by Xerxes

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spenser.d    1,100
Due out Next Fall. Meh, you got time to save up... :p

Yeah sorry, got excited(/slightly drunk) and missed the 09 :p Nothing to worry about.

-Spenser

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Jester124    543
Ohh so he's NOT dead? In the ending of H3, a funeral is done in honor of his life. I supposed he died since I doubt he'd walk out of the ground like some sort of zombie coming back for revenge...

I thought the same thing till I played it again and decided to see if they would do anything after the credits.... it was anice suprise.

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Ayepecks    117

The new trailer looks BADASS... I actual love the graphical styling if its going to be similar to that. I also like the idea of the new hero, and the fact that it looks like it'll be stealthy and more recon (duh) is pretty neat.

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spenser.d    1,100
The new trailer looks BADASS... I actual love the graphical styling if its going to be similar to that. I also like the idea of the new hero, and the fact that it looks like it'll be stealthy and more recon (duh) is pretty neat.

Agreed. Looks like it'll be a little more stealth based and a lot more dark. Should be awesome.

Xbox.com has their site up: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/news/2...econpreview.htm

As well as Bungie.net: http://www.bungie.net/Projects/whvidldshbyjsdo/default.aspx

-Spenser

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Lighthalzen    62
IMO Master Chief isn't a strong enough personality for me to mind too much. Same with Gordon Freeman.

For me, after reading the books too, I am more attached to the character I guess. Wouldn't hurt to play other characters too I guess.

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