Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › Console Gaming › Xbox › New Halo 3 Info
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New Halo 3 Info

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
from the leaked EGM scans. Enjoy!

New Gear:

Flare - It's a flashbang. Seems Forerunner in design, definently the unknown grenade type.
Mauler - Dual-wieldable shotgun. Brute weapon, mandatory blade randomly sticking out the bottom.
Gravity Hammer - Based on Tartarus special toy. Can act like a sword, but mostly used for area attacks and physics based fun. Sends vehicles and grenades flying. Has a shockwave-type effect.
Regenerator - Equipment. Like the power drainer but opposite.
Radar Jammer - Equipment. Causes radar to go crazy with false positives. More importantly though, described as "mostly" useless in the campaign. Yea, okay I guess it's just a turn of phrase.
Positional Shield - Equipment. Pretty much exactly like the ground shields in Halo/Halo 2. Not clear whether or not it's permanent or whether or not it lets gunfire through one side.

New Vehicles:

Prowler - A Brute Spectre. Looks amazingly badass.
Hornet - UNSC helicoptor only seen in Campaign mode so far. Appears to carry passengers, but God knows how, seems to expose them more than the Mancannon does.
Elephant - Described as a Jawa Sandcrawler, it's essentially a UNSC Scarab. A dozen soldiers can ride it, it can house a Mongoose in it's belly, is driveable, has a turret, can respawn troops, and holds both the flag and cap point. Only available on Sandtrap as of right now, and is only thing specifically mentioned not to be included in Forge.

Campaign:

Online Co-op - WHO KNOWS? FRANKIE KNOWS. SAY SOMETHING FRANKIE. C'MON FRANKIE.
Brutes - They stay towards rear, commanding others in encounters. Berserking is gone, but they will do a monkey charge if stripped of their technology. Chieftains come with Grav Hammers and the same invincibility power Tartarus had. Oh and they can use jetpacks.
A.I. - The monkeys can now climb, along with the rest of the Covenant. Seems to be a direct response to retarded Elite On A Hill moments in Halo 2.
The Arbiter - Nothing. "No Raiden moment." Campaign is 100% MC, with Arbiter in tow for Co-op. Whether this means Arbiter won't be selectable solo at all or rules out 4 player co-op is unknown.
Encounters - "There's an encounter at the end of the second mission that you play that has more enemies allies than the entire first mission of Halo". Claims less drastic distinction between the Now I'm Exploring This Corridoor, Now I'm Blowing Up Vehicles parts.
Lighting, Sound, Music, Graphics in general - Godly. Around 40,000 voice clips too. Cursing used to indicate status.
Metagame - Played solo or co-op, score based on player performance and active hidden skulls. Presumably difficulty level too. Mentions stat collection on bnet but not the all important LEADERBOARDS.

Multiplayer:

LOCKOUT REMAKE - Not really. Map's name is Gaurdian, Forerunner place hanging in the jungle. "This is not a port of Lockout". Maybe he's lying? Supposedly Lockout influenced, it's really hard to read the section on it. The screen of it has the double level and catwalk thing going on but seems much, much larger.
Game Modes - A good amount spent on the customizeable gameplay modes. Gravity, spawns, move speed, and even stuff like immunity while within a King of the Hill circle are customizeable. Lists stuff like Hamster Crack and Hammer Time, but it's not clear whether these are actually preset modes or just ways of messing with options in Custom games.
Sandtrap - Vehicles on a goddamn 15 second respawn timer. Not really clear how the vehicle spawn locations will interact with moving the Elephant around.
Elite model - Larger than Spartan but not so much to gimp yourself. Head seems to have been raised much higher although it definently still seems longer than the Spartan domes.
Invincibility - Based on Tartarus green haze of don't waste your ammo, allegedly rare in multiplayer.

Forge:

You can turn your Spartan into a Halo Monitor and back again. That's pretty much it. Full control over a map's spawned items except for the Elephant. Multiplayer, although player count unknown. Everyone gets a Monitor. Create your own gameplay, or whatever that stupid buzzword is. Divergent, or something. Will track Spartan's stats for goal based play, although won't have any rules enforced.

Marathon:

Speculation about the terminals, no new info. But the magazine says Marathon should be on XBLA "now". Which should correspond to sometime near August 11th.

Story Stuff:

If it's purple, kill it - Grunts switched sides again apparantly. Hunters may or may not have. Frankie's already confirmed that the Arbiter is the sole elite in the first mission. Bungie has made a specific point about being translucent on who the bad guys are, no leap needed to conclude the giant plant monster is connected to the parasitic zombies.
ARG - I'm sure this is probably obvious to anyone keeping track of it, but the ARG definently connects to the Halo 3 storyline.
Afrika - Not much revealed we don't know about. The Covenant are ripping up the Earth to get to the Ark. Appears they've found it by the end of the third mission (which is where the E306 trailer should fit).
Scarab - The next level has you and a dozen marines chasing down a Scarab on the backside of Mongooses firing rockets at thing. Scarab is unscripted A.I.

The Scarab and Elephant things are obviously megatons. If anything's wrong or excluded say so and I'll edit.

More Co-op:
-2 player, one player is MC, the other is Arbiter
-System Link supported. Online, probably not. Bungie is still working on it but it likely won't make it at launch. Bungie said they'll consider a patch to implement it if they can't do it for launch. With system Link the story is not so bad as we can use XBC to play online, but surely a supported online would be much better

Forge:
-Map editor
-Does not support geometry creation, or texture modification
-Allows you to remove and place any items or vehicles or spawn points or objectives, etc... anywhere on the existing maps
-For things like weapons you can tweak their respawn timer and ammo count and other minor things
-Possibly more things, but I don't have that info right now
Forge info updated, this is cool!
-You can have multiple people work in the Forge editor over Xbox Live!
-You can also dynamically switch from creation mode to playing mode and run around as your spartan
-If you are "playing" in Forge and have other players in it, they can still change things! For instance, if you have a friend making a pyramid of fusion cores, you can turn into your player and lob a grenade in to destroy all his work!
-Make your own kind of games in forge. Bungie gives the example of grab the mongoose. One player rides a mongoose while everyone else tries to grab it out from under him by removing it in Forge! Another is like a magic carpet ride where one player will stand on a object and a forge monitor will drag it along making the player ride it through the air.
Finally Bungie talked about how you can kind of make it into a realtime strategy game where you set up "teams" where each team has a monitor creating items for his team to use.
Main
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 4.3GHz ASUS Maximus Formula SE Radeon X1950XT 2x2GB G.SKILL PC2-8000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Raptor X, Barracuda .10s Samsung SATA w\ LightScribe Vista x64, Slackware 12.0 Acer 21" LCD 
PowerCase
Corsair HX 620w Antec Nine Hundred 
  hide details  
Reply
Main
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 4.3GHz ASUS Maximus Formula SE Radeon X1950XT 2x2GB G.SKILL PC2-8000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Raptor X, Barracuda .10s Samsung SATA w\ LightScribe Vista x64, Slackware 12.0 Acer 21" LCD 
PowerCase
Corsair HX 620w Antec Nine Hundred 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 7
Wow, a lot of info to take in at once...Sounds like a lot of fun! Got any sources though?
Monster Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 P5K Deluxe 3870 2X1GB Geil 800 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4 x 250 barracuda's 2 x DVD Writers Windows 7 22" Acer LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razor 600W GameXStream TT Armor Modded Razor 
  hide details  
Reply
Monster Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 P5K Deluxe 3870 2X1GB Geil 800 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4 x 250 barracuda's 2 x DVD Writers Windows 7 22" Acer LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razor 600W GameXStream TT Armor Modded Razor 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
yeah, they were taken from these scans (although these scans are really hard to read, but someone with a better copy posted this) and also from neogaf.com forums where frankie and some other bungie employees post.
Main
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 4.3GHz ASUS Maximus Formula SE Radeon X1950XT 2x2GB G.SKILL PC2-8000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Raptor X, Barracuda .10s Samsung SATA w\ LightScribe Vista x64, Slackware 12.0 Acer 21" LCD 
PowerCase
Corsair HX 620w Antec Nine Hundred 
  hide details  
Reply
Main
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 4.3GHz ASUS Maximus Formula SE Radeon X1950XT 2x2GB G.SKILL PC2-8000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Raptor X, Barracuda .10s Samsung SATA w\ LightScribe Vista x64, Slackware 12.0 Acer 21" LCD 
PowerCase
Corsair HX 620w Antec Nine Hundred 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 7
Thanks!!!
Monster Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 P5K Deluxe 3870 2X1GB Geil 800 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4 x 250 barracuda's 2 x DVD Writers Windows 7 22" Acer LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razor 600W GameXStream TT Armor Modded Razor 
  hide details  
Reply
Monster Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 P5K Deluxe 3870 2X1GB Geil 800 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4 x 250 barracuda's 2 x DVD Writers Windows 7 22" Acer LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razor 600W GameXStream TT Armor Modded Razor 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
That would be awesome if they really did implement co-op via live! That Radar Jammer looks like lots of fun though
Quote:
More Co-op:
-2 player, one player is MC, the other is Arbiter
I hope not....I hope there is a way where both people play as Master Chief... I HATE ARBITERS!
('́⌣'̀ )
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K ASUS P8P67 (REV 3.0) MSI GTX 560Ti Twin Frozr II/OC 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Seagate 500GB Windows 7 x64 Corsair HX650 Antec 900 
Mouse
Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
('́⌣'̀ )
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K ASUS P8P67 (REV 3.0) MSI GTX 560Ti Twin Frozr II/OC 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Seagate 500GB Windows 7 x64 Corsair HX650 Antec 900 
Mouse
Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
I have a feeling this a going to be a noob game.

LolEDIT: 300 posts
Time Sink
(21 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k ASUS Sabertooth Z77 EVGA GTX 670 FTW G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung F3 1TB Crucial C300 128GB Corsair Force GT 60GB Noctua NH-U12P 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Windows 8.1 Professional x64 Apple OS X Mavericks HP ZR24w LG IPS226V 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Seasonic X750 Lian-Li PC-A05B Logitech M500 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Mionix Propus 380 Zero USB DAC (2009 Version) Emotiva Pro airmotiv 4 Beyerdynamic DT990 600ohm 
Audio
Shure SRH-840 
  hide details  
Reply
Time Sink
(21 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k ASUS Sabertooth Z77 EVGA GTX 670 FTW G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung F3 1TB Crucial C300 128GB Corsair Force GT 60GB Noctua NH-U12P 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Windows 8.1 Professional x64 Apple OS X Mavericks HP ZR24w LG IPS226V 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Seasonic X750 Lian-Li PC-A05B Logitech M500 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Mionix Propus 380 Zero USB DAC (2009 Version) Emotiva Pro airmotiv 4 Beyerdynamic DT990 600ohm 
Audio
Shure SRH-840 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
All games are noob games in one way or another.

I'm always amused at how massively popular games get so much praise and so much hate at the same time. Halo, WoW, Final Fantasy, etc.
ADHDcore
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium4 3.0 GHz Prescott MSI 865PE Neo2-P Platinum BFG 6800GT Rev2 Corsair Platinum XMS 2x512 Meg 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD SATA 80 & 200 Gig NEC 3550A & MSI Combo Drive XP Pro KDS 19" XF-9e Xtreme Flat CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Memorex Multimedia 500 watt Titanium Green X-Connect Wicked Green Scorpio 868 MS Trackball Optical 
  hide details  
Reply
ADHDcore
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium4 3.0 GHz Prescott MSI 865PE Neo2-P Platinum BFG 6800GT Rev2 Corsair Platinum XMS 2x512 Meg 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD SATA 80 & 200 Gig NEC 3550A & MSI Combo Drive XP Pro KDS 19" XF-9e Xtreme Flat CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Memorex Multimedia 500 watt Titanium Green X-Connect Wicked Green Scorpio 868 MS Trackball Optical 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Xbox
Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › Console Gaming › Xbox › New Halo 3 Info