Studio Head of 343 Industries, Dan Ayoub, revealed the release date for Halo Wars 2 coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC on February 21, 2017. Along with the announcement, Halo Wars 2 received a new trailer shown during Microsoft’s E3 press conference today.
The Halo Wars 2 beta is available online starting now. The official test date is June 13th to June 20th.
The follow-up to 2009’s Halo Wars, this new RTS entry will pit players against an all new enemy alien race called the Banished.
“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.”
Halo Wars 2 was originally announced at Gamescom 2015 and is being developed by Creative Assembly.