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New Multiplayer Maps Revealed for Halo 3: ODST on XBox 360


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264w ago - When Halo 3: ODST drops this Sept. 22, it will deliver a completely new campaign, a new cooperative multiplayer experience called Firefight, the complete Halo 3 multiplayer experience on a standalone disc, and new competitive multiplayer maps for Halo 3 you won't find anywhere else.

Microsoft and Bungie today revealed the remaining three multiplayer maps which are sure to get fans around the world excited.

Press Release: New competitive multiplayer maps for "Halo 3: ODST" revealed

LONDON - 7 July 2009 - Lock and load!

The three new "Halo 3: ODST" maps are Heretic, Citadel and Longshore:

• Heretic returns players to familiar ground as the "Halo 2" arena Midship makes its long-rumored debut in "Halo 3." The stark interior of the Pious Inquisitor might appear austere on first glance, but Heretic's symmetrical spaces require players to execute complex strategies in order to outplay their opponents.

• Citadel may be a long abandoned Forerunner stronghold, but its small, symmetrical confines are far from secure. Two opposing bases offer little safety for players looking for solace. Instead, Citadel forces small squads to stay in constant communication, keep their heads on a swivel, and be prepared to adjust combat tactics in close quarters.

• Longshore lacks the commercial ships that once made it a lucrative port for Old Mombasa, but it still bustles with activity. Designed for large scale combat and well suited for smaller affairs, Longshore's multitude of industrial buildings, elevated walks, and open inlets conspire to create a complex battleground tailored for multiple combat scenarios.

Developed exclusively for Xbox 360 by acclaimed developer Bungie, "Halo 3: ODST" is a new game in the "Halo" saga that lets people experience events leading up to the epic story told in "Halo 3" through the eyes of an ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper), as they search for clues leading to the whereabouts of their scattered squad and the motivations behind the Covenant's invasion of New Mombasa.

In addition to a brand new campaign, "Halo 3: ODST" introduces a new cooperative multiplayer mode called Firefight which allows "Halo" fans to experience co-operative gaming in a whole new way: they will be fighting as members of an ODST squad against waves of increasingly challenging enemies across a variety of battlefields.

This experience is made even more intense with the integration of "Halo 3's" "skulls," which progressively activate as time goes on to alter the gameplay and up the challenge. Players will battle through wave after wave in search of high scores, Achievements and bragging rights.

"Halo 3: ODST" also includes a second standalone disc with three new "Halo 3" multiplayer maps, all original "Halo 3" maps, as well as the "Legendary," "Heroic," and "Mythic" Map packs for a total of 24 maps.

Purchasing "Halo 3: ODST" will ensure "Halo" fans get access to the "Halo: Reach" multiplayer beta when the beta goes live in the future. Announced at E3 2009, "Halo: Reach" is the prequel to the blockbuster "Halo" trilogy and is scheduled for release in fall of 2010.

"Halo 3: ODST" will have a suggested retail price of £39.99. "Halo 3: ODST" is rated PEGI 16+.







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semitope's Avatar
#3 - semitope - 264w ago
Those 2 games were just off the top examples.

Those maps dont make me say wow at all.

BlingOnMyWrist's Avatar
#2 - BlingOnMyWrist - 264w ago
This comes no where near the awesomeness of killzone 2! kinda tired of seeing these UT like maps and the textures look poooor.

I am a ps3 person but i wouldn't mind the 360 gettin some of the ps3 exclusives like infamous and kz2, because really i am not impressed (gettin a 360 soon)
I'm not quite sure what you were saying but, if you were suggesting that Killzone 2 and Infamous should go to the Xbox 360, I'm sorry to rain on your parade but those are two games that will NEVER be on a Microsoft console because they are first party titles (Published by Sony Computer Entertainment).

Anyways, these maps look great! I really enjoy Halo 3, and this expansion will make the game even better.
I think that without Halo, the Xbox 360 would be destroyed. Out of all the exclusive games and content, and even the 'highly praised' network, the only thing that attracts me to the 360 is Halo 3.

P.S. The last picture somewhat resembles Rat's Nest (

semitope's Avatar
#1 - semitope - 264w ago
This comes no where near the awesomeness of killzone 2! kinda tired of seeing these UT like maps and the textures look poooor.

I am a ps3 person but i wouldn't mind the 360 gettin some of the ps3 exclusives like infamous and kz2, because really i am not impressed (gettin a 360 soon)

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