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  • Contests offer early access to Halo Wars demo

    Both Planet Xbox 360 and MLGPRO are offering early access to the Halo Wars demo, assuming you can’t wait until February 5 for the general release. Winning a code from either site means you’ll be able to get involved from January 29. That’s this Thursday. The game’s out later in February. Thanks, Joystiq.

  • New Halo Wars images show tanks, Hunters, Banshees - looks great

    Below you can see twelve new Halo Wars images showing all the weapons and troops you will have at your disposal whether you choose to fight as Covenant or the marines. The images are super-sharp and look very good indeed for what is to be Ensemble’s first and last console RTS. Halo Wars went gold […]

  • Halo Wars gold, demo confirmed for February 5

    Halo Wars is now gold, Microsoft’s announced, describing the RTS as “genre-defining”. The Live demo will release on February 5 prior to launch on February 27. Halo Wars is Ensemble’s last game: the studio will now close. A series of vidocs is to be released in the run up to the game’s release, the first […]

  • Halo Wars review embargo lifts on February 20

    Microsoft confirmed yesterday that the Halo Wars review embargo will lift on February 20 at 2.00pm GMT. The Ensemble RTS is to be shown off at the Cabinet War Rooms in London next week, an event to include multiplay and developer interviews. Halo Wars will be the last Ensemble game before Microsoft closes the studio.

  • Halo Wars soundtrack detailed

    Sumthing Else Music Works and Microsoft games studios have lifted the lid on the Halo Wars soundtrack which is scheduled for release Feb. 17, 2009. It will come on two discs, be over 50 minutes long and features performances by FILMharmonic Orchestra and Choir Prague. “For Halo Wars I wanted to write music that fit […]

  • Three new off-screen Halo Wars CES 09 videos posted

    After the break. Although many people think an RTS can’t be adequately done on a console, we must say, this does look rather special. Ensemble Studios’ swansong goes on sale Feb 27 in Europe with a demo due February 5. By Mike Bowden

  • Halo Wars US release date not 28 February but March

    Right, this is the last Halo Wars release date story we’re doing – well, this week, anyway. It appears that Robbie’s Bach’s announcement that Halo Wars will ship in the US on February 28 was a mistake. The game wil ship at its original date of March 3, whilst the UK and Europe get theirs […]

  • Halo Wars UK date still Feb 27, demo date also for Europe

    Microsoft has confirmed to videogaming247 that despite Microsoft’s announcement at CES 09 that Halo Wars has moved to February 28, the European date of the 27th remains unchanged. “On Halo Wars, the actual European release date is the 27th Feb,” said a spokesperson earlier today. The MS UK representative also confirmed to VG247 that the […]

  • Halo Wars release date and demo solidified

    By far the most popular piece of news to emerge from last night’s CES 09 Microsoft Keynote was that Ensemble’s 360 exclusive RTS, Halo Wars, will be released on February 28 with a demo scheduled to hit Live on on the 5th of the same month. Microsoft told the world last year that the US […]

  • Halo Wars - 46 new screens

    On CVG. Expect a promotional blitz on the Ensemble RTS in the coming weeks: it’s due for release on February 27.

  • 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 […]

  • Get Microsoft to ask Ensemble things about Halo Wars

    Gamerscoreblog’s asking for reader questions on Ensemble’s Halo Wars, so if there’s an issue burning a hole in your mind about the 360 RTS, now’s your time to pour water on it. Or something. There’s no news, OK? Thanks, X3F.

  • Yet more from Halo Wars preview events

    Just making sure you don’t miss the rest of the stuff from last week’s Halo Wars preview events in the US and Europe, following yesterday’s cavalcade. Hands on (IGN) Graeme Devine video interview (Gamespot, after the break) Graeme Devine interview (Kikizo) Halo Wars DLC already done (CVG) Game’s out next February.

  • Halo Wars: Hands ons, new screens, interviews, disbelief at Ensemble closure

    An embargo lifted on Halo Wars preview coverage this afternoon, unleashing a ton of new previews and interviews on the Ensemble 360 RTS. And here they are. New shots and art (IGN) “Even Ensemble Doesn’t Understand Their Closure” (Blue, via Shack) Ensemble: Microsoft made a mistake (D-Pad) Ensemble will have a successor (Videogamer) Hands on […]

  • Halo Wars to hit in February, CE to include Mythic map pack

    Microsoft’s confirmed that Halo Wars is to release in February. The Collector’s Edition will include the Halo 3 Mythic map pack, featuring three maps, a badge to sew on you knapsack and some other stuff you probably shouldn’t care about. More on Joystiq.

  • New Halo Wars trailer shows proper gameplay

    Well, lookie here. Ensemble 360 RTS Halo Wars is seen playable in proper direct-feed footage after the break, showing base-building, unit selection and some of your heavier weapons in action against the Covenant, such as carpet bombing and a freeze bomb thing. It does look cool, no question. There’s a bit of video right at […]

  • Halo Wars and voice comms wouldn't be a good mix, says EndWar boss

    Voice controls wouldn’t work with Ensemble RTS Halo Wars, EndWar boss Michael de Plater has told VG247, as it’s too complex a game. “I don’t even know that voice command would even be a very good solution for that style of game because the complexity of what you have to do is so much higher, […]

  • Ensemble would have survived if Microsoft had confidence in PC sales, says de Plater

    Ubisoft Shanghai creative director Michael de Plater has said he believes Microsoft would have kept Ensemble Studios running if the firm has real confidence in PC games sales. “I think it’s terrible, really a shame that Ensemble’s been shut,” he told VG247. “It’s really a bit of a shock… It just speaks of the problems […]

  • TGS: Halo Wars off-screen gameplay videoalised

    IGN’s posted up three off-screen videos of Halo Wars being played at Tokyo Game Show today. You should watch them. They’re good quality and show the RTS’s controls as well as plenty of gameplay. A few new shots here for you as well. Out in the first quarter of next year.

  • Ensemble shows Halo Wars' back-story

    GTTV’s published a back-story trailer to RTS Halo Wars, showing some snowy goings on in the up-run to Ensemble’s swansong. Some phenomenal CGI, there, as you’d expect. Game’s out in the first quarter. After the break.

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