When Halo 3: ODST drops this September 22, it will deliver a completely new campaign, a new cooperative mode called Firefight, and three new exclusive multiplayer maps for the online community to enjoy. Microsoft and Bungie have sent us the skinny on the three new maps, named Heretic, Citadel, and Longshore.
Heretic returns players to familiar ground as the “Halo 2” arena Midship makes its long-rumoured 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.
The new cooperative Firefight mode will see players join together as members of an elite ODST squad fighting off wave after wave of increasingly challenging enemies. Does that sound familiar to anyone else?