Also, This might be on a separate disc and (this is my own opinion I've come up with, I didn't get this opinion from anyone) I think it comes with the Mythic Mappack as well.
Updated: If You notice, I changed the title of this topic to Recon because that's the permanent name of Bungies new title.
Recon was takin place, still on the first battle of Earth and second battle of earth between. What was in the new trailer, a ODST comes out of a HEV Pod in Mombasa, stranded and lost in the ruins of Mombasa. A Phantom and Brute Scouts come forth in search of the area. the ODST manage to avoid contact, till The super intendent guided him through mombasa for a way out, and thats the end of it.
Recon has the main protagonist, The Rookie, searching for beacons across the city of New Mombasa. It is up to the player how they get to the specific location, and in what order, giving the game a very open-world feeling to the game; something for which the main trilogy has been criticized on for linear gameplay. It's likely that these "beacons" are drop pods with a locating device on them. Finding one of these objects sends the player back in the game to find out what happened to one of his four squadmates (Mickey, Dutch, Romeo, and Buck) . Once you go back in time for a short period, you will take control of the player for around thirty minutes, and play the situations that the particular character went through. Unlike the overall game, these flashback scenes go along the path of the linear gameplay that has been common throughout the original trilogy of Halo.
Due to the fact that you are playing as an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper, you will not be using the shielding or the motion tracker featured on the MJOLNIR Battle Armor suits. The Rookie and his squadmates will also loose the ability to dual-wield weapons, such as the M7/Caseless Submachine Gun or the Type-25 Directed Energy Rifle.
On the other hand, you will receive a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), which will likely give waypoints, mission objectives, and information which will help the player. In addition to the PDA, the Rookie will also have a new "visual mode", which identifies allies and enemies through the HUD on his helmet's visor; as well as a new weapon, the M7S Submachine Gun, which the protagonist lands in Mombasa with during the initial drop.
And due to the fact that you are playing as a regular Human in the game, your speed will slow down dramatically, and you will also be shorter since the characters have no augmentations.
Update: Bungie now renames their future release game to Halo 3: ODST. Wow, 2 times now.
stay tuned for more.
Edited by StevenSVE♥, 25 November 2008 - 03:08 PM.