With the release date of Halo 4 inching ever-so-closely, 343 has decided to announce it’s plans for the game’s downloadable content, which consists of three map packs that contain three maps each. A total of nine maps. That number seems a little small for my taste, but I digress.
The limited edition copies of the game will contain the “War Games” Season Pass for free, but it will be available separately on launch day for those who are just picking up the standard edition. With each map pack being $10 each (or 800 MS), the Season Pass will be only $24.99 and will give you a 15% discount on the total price for the map packs, compared to $30.
Let’s get to the meat of the details, shall we? Here is what you can expect from each of these map packs:
Crimson Map Pack (December release time-frame)
Maps: Wreckage, Harvest, Shatter
Description: Witness the chaos of a clash of civilizations in Wreckage, with its blend of claustrophobic spaces and dangerous exposures and venture into the human colony environs of Harvest, and explore a human foray on an alien moon in Shatter.
Majestic Map Pack (February release time-frame)
Maps: Landfall, Monolith, Skyline
Description: Landfall’s emphasis is on infantry battles against a glittering ocean on a distant world, while Monolith exposes you to the naked vacuum of space – and the firepower of opposing teams, and Skyline’s distinctly industrial feel provides new challenges in somewhat familiar, but occasionally confined spaces.
Castle Map Pack (April release time-frame)
Maps: Daybreak, Outcast, Perdition
Description: Daybreak is set in a military facility against the backdrop of an idyllic mountain range, while Outcast plunges you into the warrens, canyons and arches of an alien edifice, and Perdition takes players into the heart of an urban sprawl, with tactical speed and situational awareness its key features.
If you’d like to catch a glimpse of these bad boys, you can check out the concept art in the gallery below. As always, keep checking back to TGF for all the latest happenings in the Halo Universe.
Source: Major Nelson