Halo Wars 2 goes gold

Real-time strategy sequel ready for late February release.

Halo Wars 2

Halo Wars 2 has gone gold, 343 Industries studio head Dan Ayoub announced. That means development is complete and the game is ready for production to meet its release date.

Here’s a brief overview of the game, via its official website:

After decades adrift and declared “lost with all hands,” the brave crew of the UNSC Spirit of Fire are mysteriously awoken above an ancient Forerunner haven known as the Ark. In Halo Wars 2, Captain Cutter and his crew will face one of humanity’s most formidable threats yet: The Banished – a fierce and powerful Brute faction led by a cunning and lethal warrior known as Atriox.

Halo Wars 2 delivers real-time strategy at the speed of Halo combat. Get ready to lead armies of Spartans and other Halo fighting forces like Warthogs, Scorpions and exciting new units in a brutal war against a terrifying new enemy on the biggest Halo battlefield yet.

Halo Wars 2 is due out for Xbox One and PC on February 21.

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