Microsoft Preparing 'Defiant Map Pack' for Halo Reach, Due in March

Microsoft sent word today that Halo Reach will be receiving more maps in March. The "Defiant Map Pack" brings three new multiplayer maps -- Condemned, Highlands, and Unearthed -- that cover a variety of game types. An exact date wasn't mentioned in the press release, but the set will cost $10 (800 MSP).

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Condemned takes place on a conquered orbital station, and supports 6-12 players in Team Slayer, Team Objective, and Free for All modes. Highlands is a larger-scale map set in a forest training area, providing for 8-16 player Big Team Battle, Team Slayer, and Team Objective game types. Finally, Unearthed takes place in an underground Titanium mine, and lets 4 players group up for Firefight and its assorted modes.

The trio of maps were created in conjunction with Texas-based developer Certain Affinity, which also lent a hand in Halo Waypoint and the "First Strike" map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops. Check out the new trailer (above) and screens after the break.

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