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Joystiq interview: Bungie's Jarrard talks Halo 3: Recon, new weapons, details

Recently, Bungie Studios community director Brian Jarrard - better known to Halo fans as "Sketch" - took some time to clear up a few lingering questions about Halo 3: Recon and Halo 3's upcoming Mythic Map Pack as well as some general Bungie topics.

From their informal chat, Joystiq learn that Halo 3: Recon will stay relatively true to Halo 3's formula, meaning that we won't be seeing any game engine improvements or added features. But Jarrard did confirm that (at minimum) one new weapon will make an appearance in Recon and a new soundtrack will debut. They also touch on the topic of Recon's Forge, learning what it is not and discuss why Bungie chose to not make it as feature-rich as a map editor like, say, what Far Cry 2 has to offer. There's Vidmaster achievement and Mythic Map Pack talk as well and the conversation somehow leads to the topic of global domination and pie.

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SixZeroFour3710d ago

W O W...disagrees for a question?

anyways back to THAT question...Halo 3: Recon is not a DLC because it isnt "downloadable", it is a standalone game meaning that you will have to purchase it at retail stores

the mythic map pack that comes with it, however, comes with Halo 3: Recon AND/OR you can download it on the marketplace when it comes out, incase you dont buy H3R

H3R isnt a full game either, but it comes pretty close...it is said to have about 8 hours of campaign gameplay, i believe, and multiplayer

pixelsword3709d ago (Edited 3709d ago )

I hope they keep the same storyline intact; and I wonder if some characters from the series will be attached to the story or will make an appearance.

MrAnonymous; if you can't quote the lore from memory, you are as worthless as a PS3 Droid in the eyes of a hardcore Halo fan.

Worse than airport MOONIES!
... but at least the Halo fans smell better!

vmanj3710d ago

Bungie said tht itll be in a case and nothing downloadable so mayb theyll charge 40 or 50 buckz for it...

p.s i want recon 2 b something like ghost recon or MGS4 like i would like them 2 take a diff path dis time around...bored of halo now!!!

ukilnme3710d ago

Yep and forgetting to use birth control was the worst disappointment in the history of your parents lives.