Creative Assembly bringing total Halo Wars 2 to Xbox One and Windows 10

Halo Wars, the Xbox 360 RTS that pit humans and Covenant against one another in top-down strategic battles, is getting a sequel bound for Xbox One and Windows 10 devices. What's more, it's being developed by Creative Assembly, the studio behind the Total War franchise.

Although no gameplay was shown of Halo Wars 2, we got a quick glimpse at a UNSC soldier (possibly a Spartan) being pulled away from danger as a Brute (who looked and sounded quite a bit like Halo 2 villain Tartarus) grins wickedly. "Run, little demons," he taunts.

You'll be able to wipe that smile from his toothy face in fall 2016.

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