Halo 3: ODST Is Released

Halo 3: ODST (initially named Halo 3: Recon) is a standalone expansion for the first-person shooter video game Halo 3. Players assume the roles of human UNSC soldiers known as Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODSTs) during the events prior to Halo 3.

Halo 3: ODST will ship as a two-disc set. The first disc containing the campaign mode as well as the firefight co-op mode, while the second disc will contain the multiplayer mode with the complete set of Halo 3 maps. Owners of the game will receive an invitation to participate in the upcoming Halo: Reach multiplayer beta in 2010, while pre-orders will include a token to unlock recurring Halo character Sgt. Johnson as a playable character in the Firefight multiplayer mode. A special edition "Collector's Pack" contains the game and a special ODST-branded wireless Xbox 360 Controller.