All units! Local units! It’s been seven years since the groundbreaking Halo Wars launched in 2009, and fans of the most successful real-time strategy game in console history were thrilled to see Captain Cutter and the crew of the UNSC Spirit of Fire back in action at E3 2016. Halo Wars 2 is available to play in-person at E3 2016 in the Xbox booth, and fans at home can get in on the action with the Halo Wars 2 Multiplayer Beta that runs until next Monday, June 20.
As announced on stage at the Xbox E3 2016 Briefing, Halo Wars 2 is launching on February 21, 2017 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, as an Xbox Play Anywhere title. Available for pre-order now, Halo Wars 2 will include two versions: the Standard edition of Halo Wars 2 and the Ultimate Edition, which adds the full game and four days of early access, the Season Pass, and Halo Wars: Definitive Edition – an enhanced version of the original game. Here’s the full rundown.
The War Continues with the Halo Wars 2 Season Pass
The Halo Wars 2 Season Pass delivers regular content updates that span more than six months, including: new leaders with abilities that change the course of multiplayer battles, new units that add to your multiplayer arsenal, and a new campaign expansion featuring exclusive missions. Available as part of the Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition, or available separately for $29.99 USD, the Halo Wars 2 Season Pass will offer incredible value for fans, extending long after launch.
Experience the Classic that Redefined Real-time Strategy on Consoles
Included with the purchase of the Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is an enhanced version of the original Halo Wars that runs natively on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Follow the original adventures of the UNSC Spirit of Fire as its crew wages war against the Covenant, with improved graphics, additional Achievements, and both the Historical Battle Map Pack and Strategic Options Pack. We will have more to share about Halo Wars: Definitive Edition in the coming months.
Pre-orders for the Standard Edition and Ultimate Edition of Halo Wars 2 are now available at major retailers worldwide and through the Xbox Marketplace. Through Xbox Play Anywhere, a single digital purchase of Halo Wars 2 on Xbox One or Windows 10 PC will include the other version at no additional cost!
- Standard Edition ($59.99)
- Includes the standard edition of Halo Wars 2
- Ultimate Edition ($79.99)
- Halo Wars 2 – Early Access (play Halo Wars 2 four days early!)
- Halo Wars 2 Season Pass token
- Halo Wars: Definitive Edition token
If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out the Halo Wars 2 Multiplayer Beta, which is available to anyone with an Xbox One and Xbox Live Gold. For all the Halo Wars 2 news and assets revealed at E3 2016, be sure to check out Xbox Wire.