Microsoft announce Halo 3: Recon, it’s a prequel!

At TGS Microsoft have announced Halo 3: Recon is coming, The game is being developed by Bungie, and is the big new title they’ve been hyping for quite some time.

The game will not have Master Chief as the main playable character this time around, as it will be set before the events of Halo 3 (and probably 2 seeing as they both happen around the same timeframe). Microsoft boasts that the game will be a prologue to the events that happened in those games, with all-new campaign and multiplayer content. The games story will be told from the perspective of an ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper) recon marine, which explains the name of the game.

Not much more is known about the game as of yet. However, Microsoft have slapped the rather vague release date of Fall 2009 on the game, so at least you have some idea of when it will come out.

Oh, and Bungie have put a trailer up here. It does not explain much though.