Mon, Dec 08, 2008 | 20:43 GMT
Microsoft confirms Halo Wars release dates
Microsoft’s confirmed RTS Halo Wars for release on February 27 in Europe and March 3 in the US.
Apparently, if you pre-order, you can get some flame decals for your Warthog, which is as good a reason as any to do so, we reckon.
This will be Esemble’s last title as Microsoft intends to close the company after Halo Wars’ release.
Full release details after break.
By Mike Bowden
Get suited up and ready for deployment! On March 3, “Halo Wars,” the action-based strategy game set in the iconic “Halo” universe and created exclusively for Xbox 360, will be available in stores nationwide. Internationally, “Halo Wars” will be available on the following dates:
Japan and Asia Pacific: Feb. 26
EMEA: Feb. 27
Americas (US, Canada, Mexico and South America): March 3
Pre-orders for “Halo Wars” are taking place at participating retailers nationwide now. Fans who pre-order will receive an exclusive in-game Warthog with flame decals. The Limited Collector’s Edition is also available and includes a special in-game “Honor Guard” Wraith, a graphic novel, six Leader cards and a “Spirit of Fire” patch. As an additional exclusive, LCE owners will get early access to the in-game “Halo 3” Mythic Map Pack for exciting new multiplayer action.
The Limited Collector’s Edition retails for an estimated retail price of $79.99, while the standard edition is available at $59.99. A first for a “Halo” franchise game, “Halo Wars” is rated “T” for Teen.