Bungie Confirms Online Co-op Play for Halo 3Over at Bungie.net, Luke has confirmed the info regarding four player co-op. Additionally, Bungie has revealed two new characters who will play alongside the Arbiter and Master Chief in this four player mode. They are Ntho Sraom and Usze Taham. Here are the details on each character, straight from the source: Name: Ntho Sraom Affiliation: Fleet of Retribution/Special Warfare Group/Special Operations History: Ntho Sraom is the youngest member of his Special Operations unit and is one of a growing number of human sympathizers amongst the Sangheili youth. He is a fairly typical young male adult Sangheili—he began compulsory military service at the end of adolescence, and remains unmarried with no close, non-familial relationships outside of his martial order. Ntho Sraom refused to stand idly by while the Prophets replaced Sangheili units with Jiralhanae packs, and now bears deep resentment toward those Sangheili politicians who landed his kind in their current predicament. Although Ntho Sraoms romanticized nationalism is emblematic of all Sangheili, he has developed a healthy respect for humanity—not for their physical abilities or martial prowess, but for their audacity and resolve. Name: Usze Taham Affiliation: Fleet of Retribution/Special Warfare Group/Fleet Security History: Although Usze Taham was born into a respected merchant family he was fathered by Toha Sumai—one of the preeminent swordfighters of this age. Usze graduated with honors from the top War College in the Iruiru region of Yermo, Sanghelios (a distinction he shares with Rtas Vadum). Shortly after receiving his first post within the Covenant Navy he was offered a place on the Prophets Honor Guard but he declined citing "lack of practical experience". In truth, he had no desire to be part of a largely ceremonial unit, and at the end of his third combat tour, Usze Taham again refused the post—even though his superiors warned him such behavior could be misinterpreted as apostasy. Since that time Usze has evaded countless punitive actions, at least two assassination attempts, and served with distinction for two additional tours before the Schism. Following the dissolution of the Covenant, he was approached by the Ascetics to become one of their liaisons within the Navy. All four characters will perform identically, but the Elites will start with Carbines rather than Battle Rifles.