Halo 3 Recon official
Its been on and off more frequently than Pamela Anderson's bra, but today, finally, Microsoft confirm what Bungie's new Halo related project is: Halo 3 Recon.
The new game was announced during Xbox Live chief John Schappert's Tokyo Game Show keynote earlier today, and the title promises to deliver us a new hero, with a new story. A release in autumn 2009 is planned.
The plot positions Recon as a prequel to Halo 3, telling the story leading up to that game through the eyes of a new character.
"The Halo 3: Recon campaign is an intriguing side story that takes place during the terrifying events leading up to the Master Chief's return to New Mombasa in Halo 3," reads the official word from Microsoft on Bungie's latest.
"Experience the fate of Earth from the brand-new perspective of a special forces ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper), adding a unique outlook and new gameplay elements to the events that unfold in the trilogy’s finale. While the feel of this new chapter greatly resembles that of previous Halo experiences, Halo 3: Recon will require you to employ more elements of stealth and cunning than ever before."
We'll bring you more on Halo 3 Recon's fresh spin on the series just as soon as we can.