Halo 3: ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper) release date is September 22, 2009. Unveiled at E3 2009

3 June 2009
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At Microsoft’s E3 2009 conference it was unveiled that Bungie’s Halo 3: ODST, which stands for the UNSC’s Orbital Drop Shock Trooper (no Master Chief here), has been given a release date of September 22, 2009.

The new Xbox 360 FPS game will support all of Halo 3’s main features, including four-player co-op, campaign scoring, screenshots and Forge multiplayer map editing. Every copy of Halo 3: ODST contains an invitation to the Fall 2010 Halo: Reach Multiplayer Beta. And every pre-order from select stores will be given an exclusive Sgt. Johnson unlock for the “Firefight” mode.

New features list:

  • Halo 3 ODST Campaign, which puts the player in control of different characters in New Mombasa during the events leading up to Halo 3. “The year is 2552. Covenant forces control the city of New Mombasa. They are searching for something beneath its darkened streets. You are an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper. Your orders: Stay alive, meet up with your scattered squad, and escape the embattled city.”
  • Halo 3 ODST “Firefight” mode, “a new cooperative multiplayer* mode where up to four players can assume the role of an ODST squad and fight together to take on increasingly challenging waves of enemies.” Also: “As an ODST squad, you will face increasingly challenging waves of enemies together, striving to earn the highest scores possible, while various Halo 3 Skulls are progressively activated.” Much like Gears of War 2’s Horde mode.
  • Three new Halo 3 multiplayer maps on a standalone disc.
  • The more than 20 downloadable maps previously released for Halo 3 in the Legendary, Heroic and Mythic map packs.
  • ODST characters include: Buck, Dare, Dutch, Mickey, Romeo, and the Rookie.
  • Watch the the new Halo 3: ODST gameplay trailer.


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