What is Halo Reach's 'Super Secret Game Mode?'

Halo Reach is the latest title in the Halo franchise. But before it hits store shelves, Bungie is hinting at a new secret mode. What do you think the game will offer?

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Twice a year, Halo creator Bungie holds internal competitions called pentathlons where teams play Bungie video game titles, as well as offline game classics like Pictionary and Hacky Sack. Bungie calls it a "celebration of gaming" for Bungie employees.

On Wednesday, Bungie wrote a blog post discussing this year's Winter Pentathlon. Included with all the other titles participants will play, the company included the latest installment in the Halo franchise Halo Reach, which is scheduled to hit store shelves later in the year.

Typically, a mention of an upcoming release in a Bungie pentathlon wouldn't matter. But in that blog post, Bungie wrote that those in attendance will be able to play a new "Super Secret Game Mode."

"Some number of players will square off against some number of other players in what will undoubtedly be a rousing and highly competitive game of something we're not talking about yet," Bungie wrote on the site. "Points [will be] awarded for doing all kinds of untold stuff!"

Although details are few and far between on Halo Reach, talk of a new secret game mode is awfully interesting. Will it be a large-scale-battle mode? Will it have something to do with a Firefight mode? At this point, Bungie isn't talking.

A Bungie representative wrote in an e-mail that the pentathlon is an internal competition and that the company doesn't have any information to share.

So let's ramp up our own hopes and predictions. What would you like to see in Halo Reach? What do you think the Super Secret Game Mode will be? Let us know in the comments below.