‘Halo Wars 2’ Release Date, Gameplay, Trailer, News & Update: Fearsome Villain Atriox Revealed! More Gameplay Details!

By Mark Jason Alcala , Updated Dec 13, 2016 07:37 AM EST

With the "Halo Wars 2" release date arriving in two months, more details of the upcoming title have been released. The most recent exciting revelation via a "Halo Wars 2" trailer is its villain, the fearsome Atriox.

'Halo Wars 2' Trailer - The Origins Of Atriox

Finally, developers 343 Industries and Creative Assembly revealed something about the upcoming title's storyline via the recently released "Halo Wars 2" trailer which details its villain Atriox. From the trailer, it is explained how Atriox started to hate the Covenant and everything it stands for, leading a resistance that may threaten all with its savagery.

As explained by the "Halo Wars 2" trailer, the Covenant used Antiox and his clan as a convenient and disposable muscle in their campaigns. Led to believe that dying in battle is a sure way to fulfill their holy purpose, they embraced the lie and none of them came back from beyond to complain afterwards. That is, until Atriox did and there will be hell to pay.

'Halo Wars 2' Gameplay Details

Meanwhile, the "Halo Wars 2' Gameplay was already rated by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB). According to ESRB, the upcoming title is rated "T" for Teen due to its "Mild Blood, Mild Language, Violence," reports Attack of the Fanboy.

"Halo Wars 2" is the sequel to the original real-time strategy game of the same name that is both playable on PC and console. The previous game was notable in two ways. First. it successfully introduced an RTS game into the previously purely FPS franchise and second, it introduced an RTS game into the world of console gaming, an unusual move as it was previously believed that RTS games only works on the PC platform.

The upcoming "Halo Wars 2" will continue the franchise's assault on both fronts. The game is still an RTS and will also be offered in consoles as well.

The "Halo Wars 2" setting is around three decades after the first game. Fans who are hoping for some for the appearance of some of the well-known characters will be disappointed. None of them are set to appear in the upcoming title.

'Halo Wars 2' Release Date

The latest real-time strategy offering by 343 Industries and Creatively Assembly is set to arrive in around two months. The "Halo Wars 2" release date is already slated this coming February 21, 2017 and will be available to the PC and Xbox One platforms.


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