Halo 3 Heroic Map Pack Announced

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Three new multiplayer maps are on their way to Halo 3 in Bungie Studios’ newly announced Heroic Map Pack. Scheduled to land on the virtual store shelves of the Xbox Live Marketplace on December 11th, the Heroic Map Pack will include the Standoff, Rat’s Nest and Foundry maps for a cost of 800 MS Points (all three will be customizable in Forge too). If you’d rather save your MS Points for something else and are willing to wait a while, the three maps will be released completely free of charge in spring 2008, right in time for Bungie’s next Halo 3 map pack. Short descriptions and screenshots of the new maps below.

Standoff’s symmetrical valley, with its entrenched bases and fields of boulders is ideal for mid-sized objective and Slayer game types, while Rat’s Nest’s vast, labyrinthine passages bring something new to the “Halo” multiplayer experience: an indoor vehicle paradise, strongly influenced by the Campaign mode, ideal for big team battles. Finally, Foundry is the ultimate Forge map – players can edit every single object in this voluminous industrial warehouse, place stairways, walls, bridges and tunnels to create an entirely new play space and build almost any kind of map they can think of.

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