New Halo 2 maps released … wait, where’s my Halo 3?

Microsoft just passed along the fact that there are now two new maps for Halo 2 available for download for $4 … yeah, $4. This is great and all, but at this point, who cares? Shouldn’t Bungie be working hard on Halo 3 and making sure we get our FPS hands on the beta and then the actual game? (which will of course be super duper awesome)

Here are the deets on the new maps:

The king of “Halo” maps has returned at last. Hang ’Em High, arguably the most popular multiplayer map for the original title, has been reimagined for “Halo 2” as Tombstone, with all-new graphics, features and a few hidden surprises. Now fans will enjoy the dangerous catwalks and trenches that made this the most requested “Halo” multiplayer map ever, with a modernized “Halo 2” flavor.

The second map, Desolation, is a symmetrical, Deathmatch-oriented map and a beautiful remake of the original Derelict. With new graphics and effects and a massive gameplay overhaul, the old favorite is now faster-paced and more balanced than ever — perfect for intense “Halo 2” combat.

Yay. Now give me Halo 3. Now! I demand it.

Robert Summa