Bungie previously announced they had an important announcement lined up for 2am this morning and right on the mark they posted a pretty decent lot of info about Halo 2 and 3.
For starters, they are running a Halo 3 commercial during Monday Night Football on December 4th. The commercial will not feature any in game footage, but be created from the ground up in CGI. It should be pretty neat.
Secondly, they announced new Halo 2 multiplayer maps. I think I just heard the collective screams and howls of a few hundred thousand folks out there. The new maps will not be free and will require a 360 and the harddrive to play. Now I think I just heard those same people booing.
To bring you back from that news, Bungie announced an upcoming public beta for Halo 3. No further details on that so keep an ear out.
One final thing is that they released the following in game screen:
You can read the full announcement on Bungie’s [url=http://www.bungie.net/News/TopStory.aspx?cid=9182]website[/url].
Edit: And by new Halo 3 MP maps you knew I meant Halo 2 maps right?