Monday, July 25

Halo Wars 2 Video released by 343

Halo Wars 2 brute leader Atriox

Halo Wars 2 Video released by 343

Here's a sweet vidoc about what is in store for players who get their hands on Halo Wars 2. Set some 23 years after the events of the original Halo Wars, the crew of the Spirit of Fire find them selves in space near a familiar Forerunner piece of tech that was last scene in Halo 3, the Ark.

Putting the Captain Cutter and the Spirit of Fire in this unique position sets Halo Wars 2 up for an excellent game where the campaign is run in 'isolation' from other events. It also allows for the introduction of what looks to be a pretty handy new bad guy, a beasty brute known as Atriox and his army known as the Banished.

Check out the Vidoc.

Judging by his looks and all round screen presence, I imagine people will be screaming for an Atroix figurine pretty darn quickly.

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Here's the official word from 343 Industries on Halo Wars 2's campaign:

The Return of the Spirit of Fire: Experience a riveting campaign which reintroduces the Spirit of Fire to the current Halo timeline, as Captain Cutter and his crew fight a dangerous new enemy intent on conquering everything in their path. Brought to life through detailed in-game graphics and the cinematic artistry of Blur Studio, the story ofHalo Wars 2 dives straight into the chaotic state of the Halo universe directly after the events of Halo 5: Guardians.

The Dawn of Atriox: Halo Wars 2 introduces a new menacing villain to the Halo universe – Atriox, the leader of a violent, mercenary force known as The Banished. The Banished bring many classic Halo alien weapons of war to the battlefield with an explosive new redesign, making them as brutal and deadly as anything the UNSC has ever encountered in their battles with the Covenant.

The Biggest Halo Battlefield Ever: Halo Wars 2 takes place on the mythical Ark, an incredibly powerful and mysterious alien installation created by the Forerunners millennia ago. The Ark was first introduced in Halo 3, and is the literal birthplace of the series’ eponymous Halo rings. Now players will have a chance to fight to control that power for themselves.

A New Kind of Strategy: Halo Wars redefined the real-time strategy (RTS) genre on consoles and Halo Wars 2 is set to take that evolution even further with a hybrid of action-oriented and classic tactical gameplay modes. Veteran developer Creative Assembly (Total War: Rome II, Total War: Shogun 2) brings decades of RTS experience to the Halo universe and delivers a game which will be action-packed fun for players new to strategy games and deeply challenging and rewarding for RTS experts.

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