25 Sep
2009
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New Halo 3 Maps, New Halo Maps from Halo ODST

As most of you already know, Halo 3 has a new matchmaking game called Team Throwback. There are 3 new maps that you get off your copy of Halo ODST when you purchase it.

The 3 maps consists of 2 new maps and one old map from Halo 2 popularly known as Midship.


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Here are Bungies descriptions of the new Halo 3 Maps in order from Left to Right:

You’ve laid eyes on Heretic before, both as “Midship” in Halo 2 and through the small looking glass we provided by way of one of the images on our Halo 3: ODST Product Page. But since today is Bungie Day, we figured you deserved a little bit more perspective. Here’s a sneak peak at Heretic, Citadel, and Longshore, three maps you’ll find packed into the Halo 3 multiplayer disc included with Halo 3: ODST. Click each image to make huge.

Longshore
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.

Heretic
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
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.

So, what do you think?