Halo 3 Recon
So, although the news has already cycled the expanse of the internet and back, I thought I’d do a post on it. Joining the coming ranks of new Halo games such as Halo Wars and the project Halo: Chronicles, Bungie has decided to release a sort of ‘expansion’ for Halo 3, that is intended to bridge the gap between Halo 2 and 3.
Being dubbed by Bungie as Halo 2.5, Recon is set shortly after the Prophet of Regret leaves New Mombasa in a slipspace portal in the Earth’s atmosphere. Meanwhile, a number of Human Entry Vehicles enters the atmosphere which intend on landing in the city and leading an attack against the Covenant on the ground. Unfortunatley for them, the shockwaves generated from the slipspace portal destroys most of the HEVs, with only one remaining, carrying a Stealth ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper). As the ODST it’s your job, along with a little help from the Superintendant AI of the city, to perform a vital, top secret mission.
It has been confirmed that the game will be on a standalone disk and run on the Halo 3 engine, containing some new multiplayer maps, and that Forge, Screenshots and saved films will be making a comeback.
For pure viewing pleasure, here’s the Halo 3 Recon ‘Keep It Clean’ trailer: