If you were one of the many people who thought real-time strategy games couldn’t work on consoles, the original Halo Wars put that notion to rest in 2009. It’s taken the better part of a decade, but the sequel is almost here. That makes it a great time to look back at all the coverage we’ve done on Halo Wars 2 ever since Microsoft first announced the game.
Here’s everything you need to know about Halo Wars 2 ahead of its February 21 launch on Xbox One and Windows 10.
You’d be forgiven if you had lost all hope that a Halo Wars sequel would come out, especially considering developer Ensemble Studios shut down after the game’s launch. That’s why it was a surprise when Microsoft announced at Gamescom 2015 that Halo Wars 2 was, in fact, in the works. With Ensemble gone, Microsoft handed development duties over to Creative Assembly, the company behind the Total War franchise.