Halo 3 map pack revealed tomorrow

Concrete details on the Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack, including its release date, will be formally revealed tomorrow, Bungie has said.

The developer has alreadyshown offone map set to be included in the pack; Ghost Town - an "abandoned shell in Africa" set around the Sierra 117 level from the single player game.

"Ghost Town will be joined by a pair of other maps in Legendary," says Bungie, "the first of which will actually be formally unveiled Tuesday - there's one of those press releases announcing it and concrete details about the map's release date and other sundry details. So, much to your chagrin, the wait is a few days longer."

In anticipation for the reveal, the Halo house has offered fans shots of the pack's snow-ed up vehicle roster, which have all been given lovely white paint jobs.

"The Hornet is the only vehicle from this list that has seen gameplay adjustments, in addition to the cosmetic changes," says the developer. "If you've ever used the Hornet in a custom game, its missiles-n-guns variety of dominance is an overpowered spectacle to behold. Fun as that may be for the player in the Hornet, it's a less than awesome situation for players feeling totally helpless while the sky opens up and your Halo experience is reduced to staring at death cam.

"What's different about this version of the Hornet? Its missiles have been removed and its guns have had their effectiveness reduced. It's less of an airborne death machine and more of an aerial support vehicle now."

Our investigators tell us we should probably expect some snow maps, then. Because the arctic camo would stand out like a sore thumb in the jungle.

Courtesy of CVG.

Mar 17, 2008