View Full Version : Leaked Halo 3 Info!!! GENUINE STUFF.

10-29-2006, 12:56 PM
Bungie was talking about a Halo 3 feature in an upcoming issue of this Sweedish magazine. Scans from the article leaked yesterday I think. The article is written in Sweedish, but here's a basic summary of that it's saying:

New Levels
They revealed 3 new levels:
- Valhalla (like Blood Gulch)
- High Ground (like Zanzibar)
- Snowbound (like Frostbite)

New Weapons
- Spiker: A single-handed weapon of choice for the brutes. It's got two blades underneath it, and you can dual-weild it.
- Spartan Laser or Galileian: A massive weapon that shoots a laser that can disable vehicles. Apparently it's hard to use.
- Nail Grenade: A grenade that sticks on walls and shoots out nails when it explodes.

New Vehicles
- Mongoose: an ATV that was supposed to be in Halo 2. It carries two people, but does not have it's own guns. It's fast.

New Multiplayer Features
- Man Cannon: It launches you into the air. The name sounds incredibly pathetic, but it's basically the same "vent" things that are in Colussus and Ascension. I think the maps in Halo 3 are gonna be HUGE, so they put in a faster way for getting people across the map, instead of just walking.
- Bots: There won't be any bots for Halo 3.
- Controls: The X button isn't used to reload anymore. Instead, you use the shoulder buttons to reload (left shoulder reloads the left weapon, right shoulder for right weapon). They haven't revealed what the use for the x-button will be.

Halo 3: Legendary Edition
A collector's edition of the game that comes with:
- a replica Master Cheif helmet
- four dvd discs
- one dvd is the game
- one is a documentary of the "making of"
- one is for spin off material like Red vs. Blue
- and one has all the cutscenes from Halo 1 to 3 in HD.
- one disc will also have some info about the Halo movie.

“Halo 3 will contain more plot twists than any other game in the series” -Jaime Griesemer

Gears of War as competition
“We’ve played lots and lots of multiplayer and some singleplayer, and yeah, it’s really good. But it’s also quite a bit different from what we’re doing. I realize that a lot of people are concerned that Halo 3 and Gears of War are going to compete for the same audience, but I think that when people get to play, they’ll realize how different the games are. Gears is a much slower game where stragegy and cover plays a bigger part.” -Jaime Griesemer

“A lot is still missing in this build. Weather- and water effects are missing, and most of our HDR isn’t in there yet. We’re still at alpha stage, but when everything is in place, Halo 3 will be the best X360 has to offer.” -Brian Jarrard

“We definitely have another strategy than Epic Games when it comes to graphics. We’ll never engulf our game environments in lots of details like that. Gears of War looks absolutely fantastic, but we want to avoid compromising Halo’s unique visual style. That’s why we’re making a clean, sharp game as opposed to one with insane amount of details.” -Brian Jarrard

“There are many ways to convey emotion. Graphics is not the most important one.” -Brian Jarrard

“Multiplayer has always been important, but it’s developed in a different way which makes it look bigger for every game. We have a base that we always build the MP part on, whereas the SP mode practically has to be built ground-up every time. Xbox Live also made MP in Halo 2 even more important.” -Brian Jarrard

“A lot of people ask us about bots. They think that the AI in Halo was pretty damn good, and would work well in MP as well, but it’s really not that simple. The enemies in Halo are optimized for encountering the player in large numbers. They would be a lot worse at abstract thought AI like ‘I have to defend my flag’ and so forth. In short, to create bots for Halo would be an immense undertaking, and we rather put that time into making new levels, weapons and netcode.” -Jaime Griesemer

Source: http://www.videogamesblogger.com/2006/10/27/halo-3-collectors-edition-unveiled-bungie-shows-pictures-of-new-levels-weapons-vehicles-and-talks-multiplayer-and-other-features.htm

Here are the High Definition screens of the magazine:






(http://xboxportugal.com.sapo.pt/H3Level6-HD.JPG)http://www.xboxportugal.com/cutenews/data/upimages/H3Level7-HDx.jpg (http://xboxportugal.com.sapo.pt/H3Level7-HD.JPG)

http://www.xboxportugal.com/cutenews/data/upimages/H3Level8-HDx.jpg (http://xboxportugal.com.sapo.pt/H3Level8-HD.JPG)

And some low def screens:

http://www.xboxportugal.com/cutenews/data/upimages/H3Level1x.jpg (http://www.xboxportugal.com/cutenews/data/upimages/H3Level1.jpg)





(http://www.xboxportugal.com/cutenews/data/upimages/H3Level5.jpg)http://www.xboxportugal.com/cutenews/data/upimages/H3Level6x.jpg (http://www.xboxportugal.com/cutenews/data/upimages/H3Level6.jpg)

Source: http://www.xboxportugal.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&%20id=1161959262&archive=&start_from=&ucat

10-29-2006, 01:00 PM
The next issue of EGM is also having a Halo 3 feature.

Lil' Ruger
10-29-2006, 01:54 PM
this might come out gay. i love when bots r in MP cuz then u can just put them in and play MP by yourself.

10-30-2006, 12:08 AM
Now don't get me wrong. I love Halo, but honestly this game doesn't look too much different than Halo 2. It does indeed look better, but I doubt it'll have much else to offer outside of that. Halo 3 will be big, but it will not have the same impact that Halo 2 did.

Thanks for the info though doggie!

11-01-2006, 05:51 AM
Since the 4 player offline multiplayer experience of Halo 2 sucked so much ass, I haven't played it since we got loast wandering around in those huge levels.

Halo & Timesplitters 3 were and are way more fun to play.

11-01-2006, 08:15 PM
Since the 4 player offline multiplayer experience of Halo 2 sucked so much ass, I haven't played it since we got loast wandering around in those huge levels.

Halo & Timesplitters 3 were and are way more fun to play.

xbox live is fun for halo 2.

Frontal Lobotomy
11-01-2006, 08:35 PM
I dunno if Halo 3 will do enough on its own to make me wanna buy an Xbox 360. Hopefully it'll be a lot cheaper by the time it comes out

Lil' Ruger
11-01-2006, 09:05 PM
i wonder when u make ur character d00d on halo 3 like ya did number two will they have differant models and customability then just covenant elite and spartin d00d.

11-02-2006, 06:54 AM
pre orders start today at gamestop or something