Microsoft has released a cinematic launch trailer for the highly anticipated RTS Halo Wars 2.
The cinematic launch trailer is pretty intense – good guys die and bullets fly. The trailer sets up the story for the RTS sequel to Halo Wars and even shows us some more of the imposing and intimidating Atriox, the game’s antagonist.
Halo Wars 2 takes place in the science fictional universe of the Halo series, during the 26th century. The game is set in 2559, 28 years after the events of Halo Wars and shortly after the events of Halo 5: Guardians. Halo Wars closes with the crew of the UNSC warship Spirit of Fire entering cryosleep and drifting into space. Since that event, the war between humanity and the military alien alliance known as the Covenant has ended, and the Spirit of Fire has been declared lost with all hands.
The game opens with Captain James Cutter, Professor Anders, and the crew aboard Spirit of Fire waking from cryosleep at the Ark, a Forerunner installation that manufactured the Halo rings.