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Halo 3 Series 2 ODST Figure Product Details
Released on 18/07/2008
Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODST) are an elite branch of the United Nations Space Command (UNSC) special forces. Comprised of an all-volunteer fighting force of some of the bravest men the UNSC has to offer, the ODST have served valiantly in many campaigns against the Covenant, including engagements on three separate HALO installations.
Figure stands 4 3/4 inches at top of head. Articulated at neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, waist, hips, knees and ankles. Includes battle rifle.
- Paint: original paint
- Scale: 6-inch
- Format: action figure
- Packaging: blister card
HALO 3: ODST - Xbox 360 (2009)
Formerly a spin-off of Halo 3, this entry Bungie's interstellar saga grew over the last two years of development into a fully-fledged game in its own right. ODST sees players control of one of the titular Orbital Drop Shock Troopers, fighting the covenant on Earth in the time period between Halo 2 and Halo 3, while also presenting an all-new co-op mode as part of the package.
Story: You are The Rookie, the newest recruit to humanity's second most elite force after the Spartans; the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers. Dropped into a ruined and Covenant-inhabited New Mombassa, you'll explore the city, discover the fates of your fellow ODSTs via flashback sequences, and battle the Covenant on humanity's homeworld.
Gameplay: Unlike the seven-foot tall super-armoured Spartans, ODSTs are just ordinary men with high level training and a few powerful gadgets that give them the edge over bog-standard UNSC soldiers. The Rookie and his fellow troopers boast silenced weapons, a visor that outlines targets and objects of interest, and must count on cunning, stealth, surprise attacks and health packs, rather than the high-jumping prowess and recharging shield afforded to the Master Chief.
ODST is a more free-roaming game, set in the ruins of New Mombasa, and plays out like a mystery story with a distinctly film noir atmosphere. In addition, Firefight mode lets four players join together to take on waves of Covenant in a mode similar to Gears 2's Horde, or CoD's Nazi Zombies. And with three additional Halo 3 multiplayer maps in the package too, ODST was justifiably one of the biggest Xbox 360 games of 2009.
Feature by: Mark "Drop Shock" Scott.
Bungie has been discussing the creation of its iconic Halo star Master Chief over at Industry Gamers - thanks for the story, Eurogamer - and the developer has explained why the big green giant tends to keep his thoughts to himself.
"We left out details to increase immersion; the less players knew about the Chief, we believed, the more they would feel like the Chief," explained Bungie lead writer Joseph Staten. "Immersion was the main goal here. Also keeping the Chief a man of few words reinforced what we wanted to be a tough-as-nails soldierly persona."
Staten adds that to give the game a bit of oomph, Bungie wanted players to understand the Chief predicament. "In the first Halo game we absolutely designed experiences around themes of loneliness and abandonment," Staten revealed. "Halo didn't dwell on the loss of the other Spartans (the closest we came was some of the 'combat dialog' from friendly A.I. For example, 'Look, a Spartan! I thought they all died on Reach...'), but we did absolutely want players sometimes to feel the weight of the Chief's heavy responsibilities. Take, for example, the mission where the Chief leaves Cortana to search for his commanding officer, Captain Keyes, only to end up witnessing the recorded deaths of other soldiers who might have lived had the Chief been with them."
Ready to feel old? Microsoft best-selling Halo series is 10 years old this year. A decade of Master Chief! To celebrate, the Xbox giant has announced Halo Fest, a three day event celebrating all things Spartan, which will take place during the Penny Arcade Expo, due to hit Seattle this August.
The event should be a blast, and will see Microsoft swamping attendees with tournaments, panels and all sorts of prizes. The reason why wee excited, though, is that, even if wel be stuck in rainy old England for the event itself, several websites looking at you, Eurogamer - are speculating that Microsoft might use the occasion to announce a new Halo game.
With Bungie leaving the series it created with last year Halo: Reach, it over to the franchise new custodian 343 Industries. The team has been hiring game developers left, right and centre for quite a while, and Eurogamer seems to think that a tenth birthday party would be the perfect time to reveal what 343 been up to.
If you're not in Seattle this August, don't worry too much. We'll have all the news for you right here.
Halo 4 beta invites are a hoax, warns 343 Industries
David Ellis of 343 Industries, the studio which inherited the Halo series from Bungie, has taken to Twitter to warn fans that offers to take part in a beta trial for the upcoming Halo 4 are not to be trusted.
If you see a page claiming to allow you to sign up for a Halo 4 beta be advised, IT'S A FAKE, he posted, which is pretty conclusive. It seems fans had been lured in by unscrupulous phishing sites which requested personal account details in return for access to the hotly anticipated FPS sequel.
Halo 4 sees the return of Master Chief, having sat out both Halo ODST and Halo: Reach, and marks the start of a new trilogy for the award-winning series. The game is expected later this year, exclusively for Xbox 360 of course, but Microsoft has yet to announce any further details.
Formerly a spin-off of Halo 3, this entry Bungie's interstellar saga grew over the last two years of development into a fully-fledged game in its own right.…
Halo developer Bungie has explained why Master Chief tends to keep his thoughts to himself.…
Ready to feel old? Microsoft best-selling Halo series is 10 years old this year. A decade of Master Chief! To celebrate, the Xbox giant has announced Halo Fest, a three day event celebrating all thing…
David Ellis of 343 Industries, the studio which inherited the Halo series from Bungie, has taken to Twitter to warn fans that offers to take part in a beta trial for the upcoming Halo 4 are not to be …
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