First ‘Halo 3’ Avalanche Xbox 360 Map Pack Screenshots; Arriving April 15

Microsoft and Bungie have announced the long-awaited Legendary Map Pack for Halo 3 on Xbox 360 will be delivered to salivating players on April 15.

The Legendary Map Pack will cost 800 Microsoft Points and include three maps: Ghost Town, Avalanche, and one map yet to be revealed.

Ghost Town is a battle-scarred maze of narrow passages and dangerous ruins outside the once-prosperous city of Voi. Collapsed ceilings and shell-battered buildings provide both valuable cover and deadly traps, as catwalks and stairways take the fight from claustrophobic ground combat to dizzying rooftop battles. Ghost Town is a mid-sized map ideal for Team Slayer games and smaller, objective types.

The second map, Avalanche, is a tribute to Sidewinder, a Halo: Combat Evolved fan-favorite. This massive, vehicle-oriented objective map adds a twist to its classic predecessor with all new interiors, dramatically reshaped exteriors and brand new vehicle variants. Take a ride and admire the visual variety from the cockpit of the re-tuned Hornet.

The third map will tickle the feathers of “smaller Slayer maps” and is expected to be announced by Bungie in the near future.

New Forge options will also be available in the download, though exactly what those options entail remains to be seen.

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