The husband and nephew are both eagerly waiting for the 17th, when this is due for release and I have a sinking feeling they will be gaming every weekend all summer long !   I might even try to get into the Halo thing this year but honestly,  I’m more of a Skyrim gamer.

In Halo Wars 2, the heroes of Halo Wars return to find themselves – and the galaxy – in more danger than ever. Following the events of Halo 5, the all-new story is told in action-packed missions set on the legendary Halo destination known as the Ark.

Construct your bases, prepare your vehicles, and amass your troops. Lead them into huge battles that span across alien environments in a vast collection of campaign and multiplayer maps.

Play Halo Wars 2 with or against your friends and the Xbox Live community in up to 3v3 matches. All-new Units with explosive firepower, Leaders with special abilities that help to turn the tide in battle, and thrilling multiplayer modes are at your fingertips as you battle on a variety of maps.

Amazon-Exclusive Pre-Order Bonus:
Your deck is your army in Halo War 2’s Blitz mode. Pre-order today to receive the exclusive Captain Cutter Pack. The massive support ship Spirit of Fire is at your command. Get ready for cards focused on orbital bombardment and deployment.

The Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition includes:

– Halo Wars 2 – Early Access. Play Halo Wars 2 four days early

– Halo Wars 2 Season Pass digital code

– Halo Wars 2: Definitive Edition digital code. Experience the original Halo Wars with enhanced graphics, new achievements and all of its DLC on Xbox One.

*Season Pass and early access require Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately). Halo Wars 2 will release on 2/21/17 at 12:01AM EST. Ultimate Edition purchasers will have early access and may play the game on 2/17/17. Xbox Live and broadband internet required for download of game; ISP fees may apply.


Also available is the halo wars xbox one s bundle with 1 TB of memory.   Smaller console design that can be stood up to save room in your entertainment center, plenty of storage and it 4K Capable.  The wireless controllers are also suppose to have a further range and if you pick up a charging dock you won’t have to replace batteries all the time. 

  • Xbox One S 1TB Console, full game download of Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition and Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, Halo Wars 2: Season Pass, Xbox Wireless Controller, HDMI cable (4K Capable), Power cable, 14-day Xbox Live Gold Trial
  • Watch 4K Blu-ray movies and stream 4K content on Netflix, Hulu
  • Experience richer, more luminous colors in games and video with High Dynamic Range technology
  • Play over 100 console exclusives and a growing library of Xbox 360 games on Xbox One
  • Get early access to Halo Wars 2 starting February 17

Product Description

Real-time strategy makes an explosive return to the Halo universe with Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition, included as a full game download for Xbox One and Windows 10. This bundle also comes with the Halo Wars 2: Season Pass, featuring six months of additional content, plus Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, an enhanced version of the real-time strategy classic-all as full game downloads for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Get early access to Halo Wars 2 starting February 17. Watch 4K Blu-ray movies and stream Netflix in stunning 4K Ultra HD. Experience richer, more luminous colors in games and video with HDR. And play a growing library of Xbox 360 games with advanced features like Game DVR and in-home streaming to Windows 10. With all the biggest blockbusters this year, and over 100 console exclusives, there’s never been a better time to game with Xbox One.

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