Master Chief wanna-be’s around the globe unite! April 15th marks the next monumental chapter in the Halo 3 multiplayer experience with the release of the Legendary Map Pack via download on LIVE Marketplace. For ‘just’ 800 points you can get your hands on three new multiplayer maps, one of which is still a bit of a mystery. Two of the maps are described as follows:
Avalanche (pictured above, more screens of it in our Halo 3 gallery) is a tribute to Sidewinder, a “Halo: Combat Evolved” fan-favorite. This massive, vehicle-oriented objective map adds a twist to its classic predecessor with all new interiors, dramatically reshaped exteriors and brand new vehicle variants. Take a ride and admire the visual variety from the cockpit of the retuned Hornet.
Secondly, Ghost Town (again, screens in the gallery) is a battle-scarred maze of narrow passages and dangerous ruins outside the once-prosperous city of Voi. Collapsed ceilings and shell-battered buildings provide both valuable cover and deadly traps, as catwalks and stairways take the fight from claustrophobic ground combat to dizzying rooftop battles. Ghost Town is a mid-sized map ideal for Team Slayer games and smaller, objective types.
The third map has yet to be revealed in any form. However, if you’ve ever played any of the new maps from the Heroic Map Pack, you already trust Bungie to deliver the magic they’ve been churning out for years.
[See also: Halo 3 gallery]