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Halo 3: Recon detailed

Halo 3: Recon detailed

Halo 3: Recon will be a standalone expansion to the Halo storyline which will also be Bungie's last Halo game.

Bungie and Microsoft have finally dished out the full details on the Halo expansion pack which was unveiled yesterday, dubbed Halo 3: Recon. Interestingly, Bungie has also confirmed that Recon will be the last game in the Halo trilogy that that particular development studio will work on.

In a talk at the Tokyo Game Show yesterday, Bungie revealed Halo 3: Recon and detailed what exactly it would be and how it would be released. Apparently the game will be sold as a stand-alone disc and as as Xbox 360 exclusive, obviously.

The game is set to be a first-person shooter too, not a squad-based shooter as many seem to have thought. The game will be set within the story of the Halo trilogy, but will not feature Master Chief as the main character. Instead, players will be cast as a regular footsoldier. Bungie is promising that the change of character will result in a different gameplay experience to the previous Halo games, but that Recon will also have full feature parity with the previous games.

"This is one of a few projects that we're currently working on. This is the first time at Bungie we've actually had multiple things happening at once and not just, every three years, doing the massive game release," said Bungie's Brian Jerrard at the Tokyo Games Show.

When GamesIndustry.biz pressed for details however, Jerrard said that Recon would be Bungie's final statement on the Halo trilogy, though the team still stood by the previous games and will continue to offer support and mappacks.

Has Recon got you interested in Halo once more, or is the series ready to be put out to pasture in your opinion? Let us know what you think in the forums.

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chiper136 10th October 2008, 13:22 Quote
I know a lot of people think that this is just milking it to death, but in my opinion the Halo universe still has a lot or rich story lines and potential for a few more things to add to its list. I'll buy this at some point to see what's happening but not going to be queuing on release.
UrbanMarine 10th October 2008, 13:58 Quote
oooo I can't wait to get my copy of the Halo3 Recon: No One Gives A **** Edition $999.99
TreeDude 10th October 2008, 14:29 Quote
As over hyped as the Halo series has been, they are all still very solid games. The first one was ground breaking, the second and third were not. I still enjoyed them all, but my favorite will always be the original.
War-Rasta 10th October 2008, 14:36 Quote
This is definitely milking the Halo cow, but then again, Star Wars has been milked for ages with thousands of products and people still buy it. I'll definitely get this one just as I got the first 3 (and will get Halo wars as well) but it' surely not gonna make me wet my pants in anticipation.
DarkLord7854 10th October 2008, 14:40 Quote
I wonder how MP will work.. will it install to the HD so you don't need to swap CDs if you wanna play Halo3 MP standard, or if you want the new maps
Hg 10th October 2008, 14:47 Quote
Veles 10th October 2008, 15:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by chiper136
I know a lot of people think that this is just milking it to death, but in my opinion the Halo universe still has a lot or rich story lines and potential for a few more things to add to its list. I'll buy this at some point to see what's happening but not going to be queuing on release.

QFT, I think the Halo universe is great, yeah I'm a little tired of MC and co., but there's much more they can do with it. Many say it's a pretty generic sci-fi setting, and I suppose it is, but for a game setting it's pretty fleshed out and it's one I like.
Cobalt 10th October 2008, 15:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by TreeDude
As over hyped as the Halo series has been, they are all still very solid games. The first one was ground breaking, the second and third were not. I still enjoyed them all, but my favorite will always be the original.

The first game was in no way ground-breaking. It was good but didn't do anything new. Its still a firm favourite of mine but I maintain that anyone who thinks Halo was original needs to brush up on their classic fps games.
rollo 10th October 2008, 15:33 Quote
another halo game

please make something else bungie
Veles 10th October 2008, 16:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cobalt
The first game was in no way ground-breaking. It was good but didn't do anything new. Its still a firm favourite of mine but I maintain that anyone who thinks Halo was original needs to brush up on their classic fps games.

I would agree if it weren't for the vehicles, they did a fantastic job of the vehicles, sure they had been in other games, but not handled so well as in Halo. Co-op in warthogs is what made the game so popular.
D3s3rt_F0x 10th October 2008, 16:37 Quote
Stop milking the cow wasnt even a good cow when I compare Halo games to any half decent FPS they simply dont stand up, naff graphics, naff guns, expansive maps that all look the same, naff story and all the charisma of a Kia sedona (for those who know about cars)
Jojii 10th October 2008, 17:07 Quote
what are they going to do since there is no shield on those guys, health packs like in halo 1?
Solidus 11th October 2008, 00:09 Quote
I am one of the few that feels the Halo franchise is overhyped, even Halo 3. However...and its a big however, overhyped or not, the Halo games are all very solid and very good and I still struggle to find any even up to Halo 3's standard....its singleplayer, online play and all the extra's it has to offer, I have to say are very good and the game has allot of depth. Its still played by over 300'000 players over the weekends and people dont just play a game that isnt good that much.

Its a great game, overhyped and marketed allot but almost understandably I think.
Amon 11th October 2008, 00:27 Quote
This doesn't mean we won't see: a Halo film; more derivative Halo comics, novels, and stories; Halo merchandise and tight outfits; third-party Halo game projects and modifications; Halo animated television series, or Halo live-action or animated tie-in shorts à la Animatrix, or; Halo $3,000 super-duper-director's cut-unrated-remastered-collector's edition trilogy package with another Master Chief helmet.

There's more Halo, yet. The Halo universe has a lot of potential for fill-in stories. Just not from Bungie. Queue in Lucasarts purchasing the rights, then we're going somewhere.
wuyanxu 11th October 2008, 00:28 Quote
wasn't Halo3 their very last Halo game? they lied!

Halo 1 multiplayer was very good, it's vehicles (as Veles said) made it stand out. but all the sequels are just milking the caw and it's been dry to the bones after Halo 3 was released.

now the real game is Crysis, nothing beats 3 tanks charging side by side in TIA. really shame about the lack of physics for Dx9 games. more Dx10 servers please!
tominated 11th October 2008, 01:05 Quote
want. no... need. I have loved the halo series. I read all the books (i like sci-fi), so i need this game
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