Hang' em High coming to Halo 2....oh yea!

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Okay, so all of us old school Halo fans have a unique love for "Hang' em High".  At least Duncan and I do.  This is back in the days of nailing somebody on the high planks with the original pistol making them fall to their inevitable death.  Well, there were some changes in Halo 2 and the pistols no longer do the damage they used, to and you can no longer fall to your inevitable death.  But, I had some of the greatest nights of my life in that map - and it's back.  Here is part of the press release that went out this morning: 

REDMOND, Wash. — March 30, 2007 — Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie Studios today confirmed the upcoming release of two new, eagerly awaited downloadable maps for “Halo® 2.” The maps will be available as premium downloadable content for Xbox® and Xbox 360™ on April 17.

Fans of the original “Halo” have long requested the addition of some of their favorite maps to the critically acclaimed multiplayer experience of “Halo 2.” These re-creations, developed by Bungie and Certain Affinity Inc., are a perfect way to thank fans for their support as they surpass 800 million hours of “Halo 2” gaming on Xbox LIVE®.

The two maps will bring new life to ancient battlefields and legendary skirmishes, as both are new, improved and redesigned remakes of fan favorites from the original “Halo: Combat Evolved.” For the price of $4 for the pair, these maps bring a fresh burst of action to the seminal “Halo 2” online multiplayer experience. Both of the maps will be available through the “Halo 2” in-game content downloader for both Xbox and Xbox 360.*

The king of “Halo” maps has returned at last. Hang ’Em High, arguably the most popular multiplayer map for the original title, has been reimagined for “Halo 2” as Tombstone, with all-new graphics, features and a few hidden surprises. Now fans will enjoy the dangerous catwalks and trenches that made this the most requested “Halo” multiplayer map ever, with a modernized “Halo 2” flavor.

The second map, Desolation, is a symmetrical, Deathmatch-oriented map and a beautiful remake of the original Derelict. With new graphics and effects and a massive gameplay overhaul, the old favorite is now faster-paced and more balanced than ever — perfect for intense “Halo 2” combat.

To date, gamers have logged more than 800 million hours of “Halo” multiplayer action on Xbox LIVE, and they are eagerly awaiting “Halo 3,” slated for release this fall. The “Halo” franchise is among the biggest worldwide entertainment properties in history and continues to change the way people think about interactive entertainment.

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    Matthew Mushall

    Sweet.  I had read rumors to the extent that this download would not be available for the original Xbox and it bothered me.  While I haven't jumped online for a Halo 2 match in almost a year now, I always favored the game on the original black behemoth.  For whatever reason, I never liked the feeling of the 360 controller in my hand when I'm running and gunning with John-117 (Master Chief). 

    Personally, I always preferred the original Halo anyway.  The maps where better and the battles more intimate.  Halo had some of the sweetest story and multiplayer maps of any FPS.  Halo 2 was awesome, but all it brought to the table was a kick-* online mode and the ability to duel wield.  The missions and maps just weren't as good overall.

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    Matthew Mushall

    Sweet.  I had read rumors to the extent that this download would not be available for the original Xbox and it bothered me.  While I haven't jumped online for a Halo 2 match in almost a year now, I always favored the game on the original black behemoth.  For whatever reason, I never liked the feeling of the 360 controller in my hand when I'm running and gunning with John-117 (Master Chief). 

    Personally, I always preferred the original Halo anyway.  The maps where better and the battles more intimate.  Halo had some of the sweetest story and multiplayer maps of any FPS.  Halo 2 was awesome, but all it brought to the table was a kick-* online mode and the ability to duel wield.  The missions and maps just weren't as good overall.

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    Ted Bracewell

    I didn't have a lot of experience with the first Halo's multi-player but I did play the PC version quite a bit. I remember Hang 'Em High well.

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    Ted Bracewell

    I didn't have a lot of experience with the first Halo's multi-player but I did play the PC version quite a bit. I remember Hang 'Em High well.

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    Linkyshinks

    Briliant, i really used to love this even though i got my * whiped constantly, although i reckon i would fare alot better now, Halo Vista is going to be great, i have the PC fully specced up now, all i need is the bugs to be cleaned up from the OS before i put it on my PC, going to wait until August before i load Vista on.  LS

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    Linkyshinks

    Briliant, i really used to love this even though i got my * whiped constantly, although i reckon i would fare alot better now, Halo Vista is going to be great, i have the PC fully specced up now, all i need is the bugs to be cleaned up from the OS before i put it on my PC, going to wait until August before i load Vista on.  LS

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    racebikeguy

    I have spent hours and hours with friends and family on this map playing Halo.  Well designed.

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    racebikeguy

    I have spent hours and hours with friends and family on this map playing Halo.  Well designed.

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