Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:46pm 20/10/16 | 0 Comments
Out February 21 for Xbox One and Windows 10, Halo Wars 2 comes from veteran strategy studio Creative Assembly. In a new behind the scenes video from Microsoft you get a good idea of how it plays, and how the multiplayer looks to be doing things a little differently. In addition to the usual mix of modes, there's something called 'Blitz' which removes all economy from the game. And replaces recruiting and building units with a card-system.
Now, as strange as that sounds, in motion it looks pretty cool. And gives the multiplayer aspect of Halo War 2 a faster-more-arcade like feel to it.
In terms of the campaign the video doesn't really cover that at all (probably due to it being titles 'multiplayer'), but an official post over at Xbox HQ has dropped word that Halo Wars 2 will pick thing up after the events of the first game.
The last time we saw the crew of the UNSC Spirit of Fire in Halo Wars, they were settling in for a long cryosleep on their way home, knowing that with a little luck, they’d make it back to civilized space in one piece. Nearly 30 years later, they’re awakened to a new threat to the Halo universe and find themselves as the one thing standing between hope and annihilation.
The Ark, which was used to create the iconic Halo Rings, will be the primary setting for Halo Wars 2. Keen readers may know that this is the very same installation the Master Chief destroyed in Halo 3. Well, it turns out he only damaged it. Now, enough time has passed that this magnificent Forerunner installation has begun repairing itself. The last time we had a chance to run around this world, it was in the first-person, so it’s exciting that Halo Wars 2 will afford us a new angle from which to do battle.