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Halo 3 Details Begin to Emerge 70

Posted by Zonk
from the i-have-defied-gods-and-demons dept.
Eurogamer has a short rundown on some Halo 3 details which have emerged from the Swedish games mag LEVEL. There are a few details on weapons, levels, combat mechanics, and a super-special helmet edition for the game. From the article: "Finally, there's news on the contents of the Halo 3 'Legendary Edition', which will consist of four DVDs' worth of content and, amusingly, a replica Spartan helmet. So what's on those four discs? Well, the game, obviously, and then documentaries and developer commentaries, bonus material like Red vs. Blue episodes, and cut-scenes from Halo 1 to 3 in high-definition. There will also be some sort of Halo film trailer located in the package." 1up has announced they're going to have a bevy of features on the game tying in to the new issue of EGM, so more details should be available online soon.
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Halo 3 Details Begin to Emerge

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  • Erm... (Score:5, Funny)

    by Tarlus (1000874) on Monday October 30, 2006 @01:36PM (#16644167)
    "...while multiplayer modes will also benefit from something playfully dubbed the Man Cannon..."

    I really hope they rename that.
  • Now i have to wonder about the quality of the said item. How much detail will it have and how accurate is the replica, its quality and the quality of materials used. A quality replica would probably cost more then $100 on its own, ok i am pulling this number out of my arse, but still its very likely that it will cost more then the game itself. Well at least i hope its a quality replica, i once got one of those FMA watches, it used plastic instead of glass to cover the watch face, and worst of all it had doz
    • by Bieeanda (961632)
      I was wondering the same thing, myself. If it's a solid piece of costume gear, you're probably looking at a release price comparable to the original Steel Battalion. More likely, it's a sheet of vacuum-formed plastic with a removable bottom or a solid lump the size of a keychain fob. There are plenty of Halo fans out there, some with more money than sense, but unusually bulky packaging doesn't enthuse retailers or the guys packing everything into crates for shipping.
  • I really do not understand the people who say that DVD9 is big enough for games. Especially when we have releases like this. It's obvious that if there is space on the disc, the developers will find some use for it.

    While printing multiple DVD's would be cheaper than making a single HD DVD, it is still aggravation for the players and the developers in the long term. The players will actually have to 'get up' from their computer to watch extras, for example. I know I get bothered having to switch cd's

    • What happens in a couple years when they start doing the multiple DVD's just for game play? We, as consumers, are generally lazy.

      This isn't anything new. Ever played FF VII or Oddworld 2?
    • by (H)elix1 (231155)
      I really do not understand the people who say that DVD9 is big enough for games. Especially when we have releases like this. It's obvious that if there is space on the disc, the developers will find some use for it. While printing multiple DVD's would be cheaper than making a single HD DVD, it is still aggravation for the players and the developers in the long term

      Multiple DVD's would only be an extra "disk in, disk out" on the install. It has been a long time since I've seen a game that did not put all t
    • It is big enough. The three extra discs are special features stuff. One of them is apparently slated to be a 'making of' special video DVD, much like what was included with the Halo 2 collector's edition. The other two, from what I can make out, are a Red vs Blue video DVD, and a DVD with a pile of material from the other two games in the trilogy. You might argue that those last two could be combined (the first is to be included with the 'collector's edition' release), but these things cost a few cents to p
  • Hmm...

    "The preview also introduces three new levels - Valhalla, High Ground and Snowbound, which are likened to Blood Gulch, Zanzibar and Frost Bite respectively"

    What is Frost Bite (in relation to Halo, no dictionary.com links please)? I've been playing Halo 2 since it came out and I have never heard of this map... a search on google just comes up with more results of this exact same leaked Halo 3 information.
    • I don't know but I'm unstoppable in Bombing Run on Bifrost in UT2003. It has to be UT2k3. UT2k4 slows the teleporter down way too much.
  • Made this to celebrate Halloween [78west.com]
    Took a drill, some pins, a big knife, and some patience, but at least it looks a little pretty to me.
  • Is it just me or do some of the things mentioned in this article seem pretty questionable? I REALLY doubt Bungie would make a gun called the "Man Cannon", or something as painfuly unoriginal as a nail grenade. I'm pretty damn sure that 500 years from now we'll have more advanced weapons than nails, and I'm pretty damn sure that Bungie, being the ultra-creative people they are, would feel the same way.

    Not only that, but considering Bungie brought us such unique games as Myth [wikipedia.org] (which was so original it spawned
    • by MrCopilot (871878)
      I have a lot of trouble believing that Bungie would have something so generic as a nail grenade in their insanely anticipated new game...

      But needle guns, and grenades are original?

      I'm pretty damn sure that 500 years from now we'll have more advanced weapons than nails

      Yeah I love those futuristic Assault rifles.

    • You're right. In the future we'll have lightsabers and blasters and all sorts of fun stuff. No more of this chemical based projectile goodness.
    • Can you honestly see no use in the future for a grenade that spreads razor sharp particles (possibly with edges on a nanotech scale) is of no use even in the distant future?
      • by necro2607 (771790)
        Sure, sure, but in that case it's some kind of high tech shrapnel engineered specifically for that task, not just a handful of carpenters' nails glued to the outside of a grenade... Of course I guess since the only description we got was "nail grenade", that could mean exactly what you mentioned, especially since it's translated from Swedish with questionable accuracy... ;)
  • The phrase "super-special helmet edition" made me think the helmet was for a special person, not that the edition was special.

    I teach school so I'm certainly sensitive to some people's special needs, but still an edition with a helmet is funny.

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