Halo Wars 2

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Halo Wars 2: Awakening Nightmare DLC Announced; New Trailer Released

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Halo Wars 2 — Creatively Assembling RTS on Consoles

Halo Wars 2 Celebrating Launch with Livestream and Giveaways on February 16

In preparation for the release of Halo Wars 2, Microsoft will be celebrating the game’s release with a special livestream and plenty of giveaways. …Read More The post Halo Wars 2 Celebrating Launch with Livestream and Giveaways on February 16 by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

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Halo Wars 2 Changes Revealed Thanks to Beta Feedback; Bonus Blitz Packs Being Rewarded

Following the Beta of Halo Wars 2, developers 343 Industries and Creative Assembly have been fine-tuning the real-time strategy title. With Halo Wars 2 coming right around the corner, players shouldn’t expect hefty changes — instead, incremental …Read More The post Halo Wars 2 Changes Revealed Thanks to Beta Feedback; Bonus Blitz Packs Being Rewarded by Lou Contaldi appeared first on DualShockers.

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Phil Spencer “Very Confident” in How Scorpio Will Run Xbox One Games; Talks Game Lineup and More

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Halo Wars 2 Gets Official Launch Trailer Focusing on the Story

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Real-time strategy makes an explosive return in Halo Wars 2

People can say and think what they want about Major Nelson, but he sure drops quite a lot of Xbox news bombs every now and then, and today was such a day. As Major Nelson had us know that 43 Industries has released the launch date and the launch trailer for “Halo Wars 2“: “Halo Wars 2 releases Tuesday, Feb. 21 (or Friday,… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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These Are the Games You Should Be Checking Out in February

January saw a surprising amount of solid releases — something that is atypical for the month. We were treated to a veritable “Gameageddon” thanks to titles like Resident Evil 7, Yakuza 0, Tales of Berseria, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8, and Gravity Rush 2. Unlike January, February’s releases are better dispersed throughout the month. February is still jam-packed, but unlike January, most of these heavy hitters won’t be dropping all at once. While there may not be an overabundance of new releases, but some of these will no doubt make it onto several “Game of the Year” lists. [embedded content] Horizon: Zero Dawn Platforms: PlayStation 4Release date: February 28 Horizon: Zero Dawn is the first AAA PS4 exclusive of 2017. It’s also the first title that will take full advantage of the PlayStation 4 Pro’s beefy hardware. Those who have HDR-enabled 4K televisions are in for a real treat with this one. Horizon: Zero Dawn features a post-apocalyptic open world full of robotic dinosaurs. It also stars an awesome action-heroine that is capable of bringing them down. If this game lives up to the hype, it should be a veritable monster. Pre-order Horizon: Zero Dawn on Amazon [embedded content] READ FULL…

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Halo Wars 2 Gets Striking New Illustrated Character Posters from Three Artists

The upcoming strategy game Halo Wars 2 has highlighted the factions that players will take sides with in a new series of illustrated character posters. …Read More The post Halo Wars 2 Gets Striking New Illustrated Character Posters from Three Artists by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

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The Halo Wars 2 Blitz Multiplayer Beta Begins January 20th; New Trailer Released

Today, developers Creative Assembly and 343 Industries announced that Halo War 2 fans will have one more opportunity to get hands-on time with the RTS game, via the game’s final large-scale multiplayer beta. …Read More The post The Halo Wars 2 Blitz Multiplayer Beta Begins January 20th; New Trailer Released by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

Halo Wars 2: Physical Copy for PC and Xbox One Delivers Bonus Content

Everything You Could Want in One Version of Halo Wars 2, Courtesy of THQ Nordic Thanks to a new partnership between THQ Nordic and 343i, PC players will be able to obtain Halo Wars 2 as a physical copy. Furthermore, it will be apart of Xbox Play Anywhere. Hence, you get a digital code for the Xbox One. But wait! There’s more. Two editions of Halo Wars 2 will be available at launch. First, we get the standard edition at $59.99 EUR/USD. Ultimate Edition, however, offers you the most for your money. We’re talking four days early access to the main game, Season Pass, and Halo Wars: Definitive Edition(Also playable for PC and Xbox One) all for just $79.99 EUR/USD. Both come in high-quality packaging that is especially appealing to collectors of physical copies. “After working on so many titles together with Microsoft in 2016, we are stoked to start the year with another partnership,” said Lars Wingefors, founder & Group CEO of THQ Nordic. “Being able to deliver such a big franchise to RTS and Halo fans alike, the opportunity to buy and own this game in a beautiful physical shape is something we appreciate a lot.”  And take a look at what 343 offers…

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Halo Wars 2 to Get Two Physical PC Releases; Contents Detailed

With barely over a month until the release of Halo Wars 2, 343 Industries and THQ Nordic have teamed up to deliver some solid looking physical releases for PC players. According to the press release, PC players …Read More The post Halo Wars 2 to Get Two Physical PC Releases; Contents Detailed by Lou Contaldi appeared first on DualShockers.

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Halo Wars 2 Multiplayer Showcased in New Video

343 Industries and Creative Assembly have released a new video for Halo Wars 2 which goes over the game’s multiplayer. In the video, they explain some of the game’s multiplayer modes, which include Blitz, a mode where players must chose a leader and build a deck of cards to bring into battle with them. You can watch the video below. Halo Wars 2 will release February 21 for PC and Xbox One. [embedded content]

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Artist Re-Imagines One Little Corner of Final Fantasy VII

Ben Nicholas is an artist and concept designer formerly with 343 Industries who worked on Halo Wars 2. He’s also a huge fan of Final Fantasy VII, which is why he decided to embark on a project to re-imagine the game’s various interiors, beginning with pharmacy nestled deep inside the Wall Market strip of the Midgar slums. Advertisement The above picture is Nicholas’ rendition while the below is how it appears in the HD remake of the game. Blurrier than you remember, right? Advertisement The pharmacy serves no other purpose in the game then to allow the player the option to exchange a coupon from the diner next door for digestive medicine that can then be given to someone else who’s not feeling well. It was one in a long list of small but important details that made the Midgar slums feel so lifelike and fully realized. Nicholas’ version of the store plays into this by highlighting every little object with its own little hint of light and color. Nicholas’ charmingly little homage is just another reminder of how great it would be to see Square Enix re-discover the pixel-perfect isometric aesthetic so many people originally fell in love with….