New Halo 3 Recon Details: 'A 3 to 5-Hour Expansion'

New details on Bungie's standalone Halo 3 expansion Recon (360) have arrived via the latest issue of Game Informer magazine and fansite

Hitting retailers next fall, Recon--following the exploits of an ODST drop soldier before the events of Halo 3--is a "a three to five-hour expansion pack," according to Bungie's Paul Bertone. Bungie's Joe Staten added that "we do not view this as a $60 title."

The magazine also revealed that, after the release of Recon, all players will be able to earn the Recon Armor by completing the Vidmaster Challenge achievements. Currently, that armor is only available to hand-picked members of the Halo 3 community.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    November 13, 2008 9:04 AM

    ANy word on a graphics upgrade?

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      November 13, 2008 9:08 AM

      I haven't heard anything, sorry.

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        November 13, 2008 9:12 AM

        Thanks, it would be very cool if it turns out to be true.

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      November 13, 2008 1:18 PM

      I thought I heard it was using the same engine as Halo 3 but obviously new artwork/textures. The teaser-trailer was CG rendered by an outside firm.

      "In post-trailer interviews, Bungie staff members told gaming press that Recon is to be the last installment in the Halo trilogy.[11] Though Bungie does not consider the Recon a full gam12] (staff member Luke Smith compared it to The Frozen Throne, an expansion to Warcraft III), the game will ship with Halo 3 map pack5], and Recon will not require Halo 3 to play.[13]"

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