The Halo 3 Heroic Map Pack will consist of three new maps (Standoff, Rat's Nest and Foundry) and be available for download off the XBLM for 800 Microsoft points on December 11th. And later, in Bungie tradition, the DLC will become a free download in the Spring of 2008 when Bungie releases the second round of downloadable goods (more DLC confirmed!) But we're sure you're just full of map excitement and want to know more about them ... so let's get to it.
The Heroic Map Pack consists of three multiplayer maps including Standoff, Rat's Nest and Foundry. Standoff is a mid-sized map set in a symmetrical valley with foliage, orangy colored boulders and bases entrenched on each end. It sort of looks Mars'esque in color and feel. Rat's Nest is the second map and features a labyrinth of passages, an indoor vehicle stomping ground and is said to be strongly influenced by the game's campaign. Finally, Foundry is billed to be a Forger's dream map that'll allow for complete customization within' the industrial warehouse. Boxes, ramps, staircases, walls and bridges can all be moved around in Forge with ease to create the ultimate Halo 3 map. Take a look at the gallery below to get a glimpse at what each has to offer.
Also, we're sure Bungie will be chiming in today about the Heroic Map Pack announcement, give out some more factoids and explain how the new maps will fit in with matchmaking. Here's to seeing a new playlist featuring Heroic maps exclusively. W00t!
Gallery: Halo 3 Heroic Map Pack