The Game Awards this year revealed a bunch of upcoming titles coming in 2017, while also celebrating a great year of gaming in 2016. One of the trailers shown during the show was a new Halo Wars 2 trailer, and an announcement of a remastered Halo Wars 1!
The new trailer for Halo Wars 2 offers a deeper insight into the Halo Universe and a closer look at a new villain – Atriox. He’s bad. We won’t say anything, you can just watch it yourself. It seems like a good story though, doesn’t it?
Almost as importantly, the reveal of the Definitive Edition for the original Halo Wars was surprising. As it turns out, those who pre-order the Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition will be entitled to a FREE download of the remaster! Once you pre-order the digital version of Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition, expect to receive a 5×5 code in your Xbox message center for Halo Wars: Definitive Edition starting on Dec. 20. Codes will be sent out in waves and it may take up to 7-10 days to receive your code after Dec. 20.
Halo Wars 1 and 2 are Real-Time Strategy titles, a genre that distances itself from Halo’s regular First-Person Shooter action. It was created with console controllers in mind which runs and plays very smoothly too. Consoles generally lack in RTS titles so as well as the backwards compatible version of Halo Wars, the remastered title and its sequel will both be welcomed additions to our libraries.