And the Halo 3: ODST Maps Are...

ODST's multiplayer guts revealed

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Bungie and Microsoft have taken the lid off the new multiplayer maps set to be part of Halo 3: ODST.

The rundown provided by Microsoft looks like this:

- 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.

In addition to that lot, ODST provides a new single-player campaign, the (suspiciously casual-sounding) Firefight co-op mode and a second disc of featuring "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."

Got that? Good.

Yesterday, if you weren't aware, was Bungie Day. It's safe to say that the map reveal coming at the same time is not a coincidence.
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