HaloWayPoint have just released a trailer for the Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack that will be available for purchase on December 10th 2012.
The Crimson Map Pack will cost 800 Microsoft Points, which is the usual price for DLC like this. However, if you were one of the people who have already purchased the War Games pass, which will save you approximately 15% from buying them individually, then you will simply have to download it when it becomes available. The Crimson Map Pack will come with three new maps as well as a new game mode called ‘Extraction’.
Extraction is a game where two teams of five will battle each other to control certain points in order to extract data. The planting and defending of these extraction points will earn you points as will the taking over of the opposing teams extraction points.
For information on the other Halo 4 Map Packs that are due on February 25th and April 1st respectively see this article. Below are the descriptions of each one of the new Halo 4 maps:
Wreckage: Wreckage is the manifestation of the chaos of war. A medium-sized, asymmetrical map great for accommodating a wide range of objective-based game modes including King of the Hill and Capture the Flag, it is a ravaged environment of crashed debris, where the surrounding destruction creates complex paths perfect for throwing off your opponents, or testing the limits of your Warthog. This devastated landscape provides plenty of cover, and tons of nooks and crannies are at your disposal while fighting for your turn to become King. Wreckage supports up to 16 players in Infinity Slayer and up to 12 players in a variety of other modes, including Capture the Flag, King of the Hill and Oddball.
Harvest: Harvest is a canon concept brought to life – the doomed agricultural planet where humans first made contact with the Covenant. A small to mid-size map, Harvest is ideal for Capture the Flag. Here, you’ll need to get creative to effectively use light vehicles which are limited to the exterior pathways and can’t get into the bases, making this map perfect for infantry firefights and face-to-face skirmishes. Snipers will also feel right at home; long sightlines are broken up by great cover and hiding spots. Harvest allows up to 12 players to face off in Capture the Flag, Infinity Slayer, King of the Hill, SWAT and Slayer Pro.
Shatter: Shatter is themed around natural crystalline surfaces and the huge UNSC factories mining them. This large, symmetrical map is a playground for the Warthog and Mantis – its open pathways make it easy to get around, whether on foot or in vehicles. Shatter is a great fit for Dominion and the new game type Extraction. For some close-quarters face-time, escape the open landscape and duck into a mining facility, or slip through a doorway and hunt unsuspecting Spartans. This map has variety for different types of players. Shatter enables multiplayer mayhem for up to 16 players in Infinity Slayer and up to 12 players in other modes, such as Capture the Flag, King of the Hill, Dominion and Extraction.
Here is the trailer for the new Crimson Map Pack
Below are some in-game screen shots from the new Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack
All images for the three Map Packs are via HaloWayPoint as is the map descriptions. Hi-res versions are also available there.