The only Halo mention at Microsoft’s E3 conference was to show a new cinematic trailer for Halo Wars 2. It was an awesome trailer, though a generally-disappointing lack of Halo, regardless.
Halo Wars 2 comes out February 2017 on Xbox One and Windows 10, with a premium version containing Halo Wars (1) Remastered. (Titled Halo Wars: Definitive Edition.)
Some great news, though, is that Microsoft is giving players 8 days of access to a beta of Halo Wars 2 starting today. Players can download the beta on Xbox One now – though it’s a 13GB download. The beta runs June 13-20.
I checked the Windows Store, given that Microsoft is touting how everything is coming to Windows 10 at the same time as Xbox One, but there was no listing for the game. 🙁
It’s also worth noting that Microsoft shut down the original studio behind Halo Wars, Ensemble Studios, so Halo Wars 2 is a project under the names of 343 Industries and Creative Assembly.
In Halo Wars 2, the Spirit of Fire and her crew, led by Captain Cutter, face a deadly new faction known as The Banished. Their chief, the Brute warlord Atriox, is both a deadly warrior and brilliant military leader in control of a massive army. The key to victory is knowing your enemy, but Atriox is a threat no one is prepared for.
You can get more information about the game over on HaloWaypoint.
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