Xbox One | 360 | XBLA  PS4 | PS3 | PSN  Wii U | VC    3DS  PS Vita  iOS    PC    Retro    

  » news
  » reviews
  » previews
  » cheat codes
  » release dates
  » screenshots
  » videos

  » specials
  » interviews

  » facebook
  » twitter
  » contests

  » games list
  » franchises
  » companies
  » genres
  » staff

Which game are you looking forward to the most?

Fallout 4
Super Mario Maker
Halo 5: Guardians
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Star Wars: Battlefront

Game Profile
Xbox 360
GENRE: First Person Shooter
September 22, 2009

Halo 5 Guardians

Halo: New 343 Industries Game

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

Halo: Reach

Halo Wars

More in this Series
 Written by John Scalzo  on November 25, 2008

News: And the new name is...

The Halo 3 side story coming next Fall, Halo 3: Recon, has a new name. According to Bungie, the game will now be known as Halo 3: ODST. ODST stands for Orbital Drop Shock Trooper is a special forces branch of the UNSC military and have previously appeared in Halo 2, Halo 3 and the Halo novels.

For a little more about the name change, Bungie post a quick note on their official site with the reasoning behind the switch:

This new title is a more straightforward account of the experience that awaits and the role you will assume as you explore the streets of New Mombasa. But don't worry, you can still have Recon. (the armor that is, it's still tied to the Vidmaster achievements and will be accessible via the final retail release next Fall).

"ODST" (literally pronounced "Oh-Dee-Ess-Tee" and not "ohdst") is the acronym for "Orbital Drop Shock Trooper." This special forces branch of the UNSC military force is called into action for highly specialized, small scale operations. ODST units were deployed during portions of the Halo 2 and Halo 3 campaign and have also been featured in some of the Halo novels. To learn more about this elite military operation, check out this recent interview with Bungie's Halo fiction guru, Robt McLees.

We'll have more soon.

User Comments

Guitar Hero Live Trailer Released With James Franco and Lenny Kravitz

Project Spark Transitioning to Free Incubation Engine Beginning Today

Rock Band 4 Electric Trailer Released Ahead of Tomorrow’s Release

Assassin’s Creed: The Complete Visual History Being Released Next Week

Destiny: The Taken King Accolades Trailer Released by Activision

Minecraft Story Mode Episode One Trailer Released by Telltale Games

Skylanders SuperChargers Review - Race to Save Skylands From the Evil Kaos and The Darkness

NBA Live 16 Now Available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from EA Sports

Call of Duty Black Ops III Story Trailer Released by Activision

Back to the Future: The Game 30th Anniversary Edition Coming from Telltale Games

Home    •    About Us    •    Contact Us    •    Advertise    •    Jobs    •    Privacy Policy    •    Site Map
Copyright ©1999-2012 Matt Swider. All rights reserved. Site Programming copyright © 2004 Bill Nelepovitz - NeositeCMS