and just re-launched Renders
Galleries have been invaded with some of the latest Halo 3 media to surface out of the Interwebz tubes.
In Screenshots, we unveil a pair of maps that have previously only surfaced via leaks and Interweb-related treachery. The first map, Last Resort, is a spirited remake of Halo 2's Zanzibar map. While the map looks and plays a bit more wide open, the size differences are largely the result of an expanded walkway near Camp Froman and a significantly larger interior with some new entry points.
The second new map we're taking the lid off and letting into the wild is Epitaph. An extremely elevated Forerunner structure, Epitaph is a series of external hallways leading into a multi-level interior with a central theater at the center on the lowest level. Like most maps in the Halo 3 portfolio, Epitaph has seen considerable revisions in the few months since media were invited to check out the structure. Weapon placements, and a few structural changes have changed the way the map plays considerably. Epitaph, like Last Resort, appeared during the Halo 3 internal beta and then recently in the pages of U.S. consumer magazine, Gamepro.
The latest batch of images also lift the veil on a pair of Armor Permutations in Halo 3. These multiplayer-only, cosmetic changes to your armor are a way to add diversity, spice and flavor to Halo 3's multiplayer shenanigans. The C.Q.B. (Close Quarters Battle) and E.V.A. (Extra Vehicular Activity) variants of Spartans are two of the numerous
permutations players will be able to unlock in Halo 3.
Finally, a new vehicle has been added to the stable of horses Spartans can ride around on in Halo 3's multiplayer -- the Brute Chopper. With four linked, firing auto cannons and a top speed of 75 mph, the Brute Chopper is a formidable opponent for Spartans on foot or in vehicle alike.