First Halo 3 ODST vidoc released

by on July 31, 2009

Bungie have today released the first Halo 3 ODST video documentary. It is quite lengthy and reveals some interesting details about the upcoming game. We are introduced to Sergeant Eddie Buck and his team of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers, one of which is you. Unsurprisingly enough though “you” are the silent but strong type, nice to see Bungie are following one of gamings most “popular” traditions eh?! 😉

The video also shows off some of the new weapons at your disposal as well as a cool new visor system. Using this new visor system you will be able access navigational information on the fly by tapping into New Mombassa’s (the fictional African city where the game is set) artifcial intelligence system, known as the Superintendent. The video ends with you getting seperated from some of your team members and a rather dramatic speech from Sergeant Buck. The message is simple, “the Covenant are coming and we must take them out”.

Even thought he visuals remain largely the same as Halo 3, the overall direction of the game definitely seems to have changed. It looks like Bungie have moved away from the “one epic hero” tone and decided to show us a different (more “real”) part of the war with the Covenant. As much as I enjoyed playing as Master Chief sometimes you can have too much of a good thing and therefore I welcome this slight shift in focus from the guys/gals at Bungie. Have a gander at the video and please let us know what you think.