Arguably one of the biggest surprises at E3 2015 was the announcement of Halo Wars 2, a sequel to a strategy game that met with lukewarm appeal to both fans and reviewers. And while the announcement got many people excited at the thought of a sequel, no news has really surfaced since then.
Twitter user lifelower, someone who describes themselves as an “XBLA watchdog,” recently posted these two images without any comment on where or how they were found. The first image is the same as the second, with the addition of the title “Halo Wars 2” in red.
The image shows UNSC forces being quite obviously overrun by Covenant forces, implying that the game might have a Covenant focus this time around. As well, the noticeable addition of Spartans and Brutes on the battlefield implies Halo Wars 2 might take place sometime between Halo 2 and Halo 3, a change in pace for the series. Halo Wars was set a few decades before Halo: Combat Evolved took place, keeping the title separate to the main series.
Halo Wars 2 is supposedly set to release fall 2016 for the Xbox One and Windows 10, although no set release date has been scheduled. Microsoft did state, though, that a playable demo of the game will be at E3 this year.