Okay, so, wasn't expecting a full retail price for ODST here. Yup, it's going to go for $59.99. There's also going to be a collector's edition which will go for $99.99 and will include a Halo ODST themed controller.
As for the new mode Firefight, it sounds lot like Gears of War 2's Horde mode. It's a cooperative multiplayer mode where players have to fight together as ODST soldiers taking on waves of enemies. You'll also be able to play as Sgt. Johnson if you pre-order the game from certain retailers.
We'll see three new maps on top of all the Legendary, Heroic and Mythic maps bringing a total of 24 maps. Another interesting fact here is that ODST is going to be two discs and the second disc will have all the multiplayer maps.
Finally, ODST will include a beta key for Halo: Reach's multiplayer.
Check out the full press release after the break. What do you think about the pricing for ODST?
Developed exclusively for Xbox 360 by acclaimed developer Bungie, “Halo 3: ODST” is a new game in the “Halo” saga that lets people experience events leading up to the epic story told in “Halo 3” through the eyes of an ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper), as they search for clues leading to the whereabouts of their scattered squad and the motivations behind the Covenant’s invasion of New Mombasa. The release adds a new dimension to an all-encompassing universe that gamers around the world have known and loved for close to eight years.
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