Microsoft themselves announced three new Halo maps that will be ready to download December 11th for 10 dollars of 800 of Microsoft’s pretend dollars. The Map pack itself is called “Heroic Map Pack” and promises to set all kinds of records for downloadable content. Microsoft’s press-release follows:
Halo 3 players will be able to enjoy three all new multiplayer maps on December 11 as part of the Heroic Map Pack, the first in a series of downloadable content from Bungie Studios to come via Xbox LIVE®.
Master Chief is excited about the first Halo 3 downloadable content.
Available for 800 Microsoft Points exclusively on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, each map presents a totally different play style.
· The symmetrical valley of Standoff, with its entrenched bases and fields of boulders is ideal for mid-sized objective and Slayer game types.
· The vast, labyrinthine passages of the Rat's Nest bring something completely new to the multiplayer experience: an indoor vehicle paradise. Strongly influenced by the Campaign mode, this map is ideal for big team battles.
· Foundry is the ultimate Forge map. Players can edit every single object in this voluminous industrial warehouse, placing stairways, walls, bridges, and tunnels to create an entirely new play space and build almost any kind of map imaginable.
All three maps will become available for free download via Xbox LIVE Marketplace in Spring 2008, just prior to the next wave of new Halo 3 multiplayer maps.
We'll have more information on the Heroic Map Pack, including how to get the pack for those who haven't downloaded content before, as the release date nears.