We have clamored for Bungie Studios to bring back some of the fan favorite maps from the original Halo, and while they always teased it may be in their plans, we're inching closer towards Halo 3 and haven't heard a drop -- until now. Today, the studio revealed more details on a previous promise to deliver new Halo 2 maps, which we now know bring about Tombstone and Desolation, remakes of Hang 'em High and Derelict. Praise be to Bungie. On April 17, the maps will only set you back $4, the price of a value meal, and have to be purchased through the in-game content downloader in Halo 2, not through Xbox Live. Consequently, Microsoft Points will have no domain over these, and an Xbox Live Gold membership will be required, as Xbox 360's backwards compatibility mode can't tell the difference between the Silver and Gold memberships.
Of course, you could just play them on an original Xbox and avoid that problem entirely.