Bungie has quashed rumors that claimed Brutes will be playable in Halo 3.

If this disappoints a few of you, at least take pleasure in the fact the studio is planning on releasing a new Halo 3 documentary on Xbox Live as a “holiday surprise”, it’ll be in full 720p and feature surround sound.

Bungie are planning to let people without an Xbox 360 see the trailer too, so expect to see it pop up everywhere very soon.

The Brutes, although not playable will be "more exciting, clever, graphically impressive, terrifying, numerous and angrier than in Halo 2". Excellent.

Don’t forget the trailer, it drops very soon.