With a number of magazines having had the pleasure of a visit to Bungie head-quarters and see Halo 3, it was always likely that details from their respective trips would leak out.
And with print embargoes dwindling, these mags are publishing their finding quicker than Needler peppers foes.
Following the Swedish mag LEVEL publishing the first shots and details of Halo 3, OXM French sister mag OXM 360 - Le Magazine Officiel, is next out of the blocks. Whilst the screens are same, there are a few new pieces of info with regard to the much anticipated multiplayer aspects of the game. Firstly, Bungie have confirmed that Halo 3 will again support just 16 players simultaneously as the maximum headcount in reliant gametypes, not 24 or over as it had been previously rumoured. But there is better news on the multiplayer mode front, with at least 3 new gametypes to keep you busy.
NinjaBall will have teams competing to keep ownership of the ball at any cost, with a hint of sinister shadowplay key if the 'Ninja' in the title is to be taken literally. Elimination will see teams going all out for the kill, with what sounds like a counter-strike style of play and no re-spawns once you are 'eliminated'. Finally there is the self explanatory TankFlag in which a heavily armoured vehicle will be able to transport an opponents flapping bounty back to the their own base whilst the other team does their damnedest to smash it into Spartan littered pieces!