Real Time Strategy Returns In The New Halo Wars 2 Launch Trailer

Halo Wars 2 releases Tuesday, Feb. 21 (or Friday, Feb. 17 for Ultimate Edition owners) and today 343 Industries has released a new Halo Wars 2 launch trailer.

After experiencing a pyrrhic victory following the events of the first Halo Wars, Captain Cutter and the brave crew of the UNSC Spirit of Fire wake up after 28 years of cryosleep to discover themselves orbiting a familiar Forerunner construct; Halo 3 fans, you know what it is. After receiving a distress signal and sending down some Spartans to investigate, the crew meets Atriox – an incredibly dangerous Brute who is as intelligent as he is strong. He poses a grave threat to humanity, and it’s up to you to stop him and his Banished.

In addition to the robust campaign, Halo Wars 2 is packed with a full suite of multiplayer modes that are suited to players of all skill levels and familiarity with real time strategy (RTS). Build your base, assemble your army and battle for control of the map in Domination, test your strategies solo or with a friend against AI in Skirmish, fight to hold more bases than your opponent in a timed Strongholds match, duke it out until you’re the last one standing in Deathmatch, or jump straight into the action with the all-new deck building multiplayer experience, Blitz.

Halo War 2 is an Xbox Play Anywhere title, so a single digital purchase of the game on Xbox One or Windows 10 will include the other version at no additional cost. Stay tuned to Xbox Wire as we continue to share more news about Halo Wars 2 in the upcoming weeks, and don’t forget to join 343 Industries for the launch live stream event on Feb. 16.

There are 2 versions of Halo Wars 2 available for pre-order – Halo Wars 2 and Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition.

If you’re in the New York City area on Feb. 7 (8:30 – 10 p.m. ET) – join me at the flagship Microsoft Store in New York City and be one of the first to see live Halo Wars 2 gameplay before it is released on Feb. 21. Get exclusive game tips, and enter to win exclusive Halo Wars 2 prizes. Click here for more details about the event.