Halo 3: ODST could be seen as just an expansion to Bungie's highly acclaimed 2007 sci-fi shooter, but it still packed a good amount of content for a full-priced game. Released in September, the Xbox 360 exclusive included an all-new story, the co-op mode Firefight, and three multiplayer maps. It also guaranteed access to the Halo: Reach multiplayer beta test, which is expected to be available this spring.
For those who didn't spring for ODST, Microsoft announced today that the game's three new multiplayer maps will be available to Halo 3 owners beginning February 2. Titled Mythic Map Pack 2, the add-on will cost MSP800 ($10).
The first map, Heretic, is a re-envisioned take on Halo 2's Midship arena and features a symmetrical play field on the Covenant vessel Pious Inquisitor. Citadel is a small, symmetrical map that plays out in an abandoned Forerunner stronghold. Lastly, Longshore is designed for large squads, taking place within the Old Mombasa commercial port.
Bungie also said today that players can contribute to relief efforts in Haiti simply by playing Halo 3 or Halo 3: ODST. The development studio said that it would donate $100 to the Red Cross for every 1,000 people who compete wearing a red heart emblem today or tomorrow in the online portion of either game. The developer is prepared to donate up to $77,000 to the humanitarian organization. More information on the effort is available through Bungie's Web site.