Halo Wars 2: Say Hello to Atriox
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Coming December 20
Thursday night at the 2016 Game Awards, we got our first look at Halo Wars 2's story with the introduction of Atriox, a Brute antagonist.
Atroix is a powerful Brute that rebelled from the Covenant and eventually broke away. His actions inspired many others, and he went on to become a great threat to the Covenant, as well as the UNSC. It looks like Brutes are likely going to be an entirely separate class in the game, which will add a nice variety from the first game's two teams only decision.
Also announced at the Game Awards, those that pre-order the $80 Ultimate Edition of Halo Wars 2 will also receive early access to Halo Wars: Definitive Edition on December 20. The Ultimate Edition of Halo Wars 2 also includes the season pass, if you must. Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will presumably be released separately at a later date, judging by the wording of the message.
Halo Wars 2 will release on Xbox One and PC on February 21, 2017.