Halo Wars RTS coming to Xbox 360!

We knew about Halogen being cancelled and that made some speculate on Bungie possibly working on a RTS(Real Time Strategy) game. Well the rumors are confirmed today: Ensemble Studios, makers of the Age of Empires series of RTS games, is working on a Halo RTS called Halo Wars! There was a trailer shown at X06 today. You can watch it, view screenshots or read about the game at halowars.com.

They also announced something I’m excited about: Peter Jackson was there and announced that they will be creating an interactive film experience that is a new chapter in the Halo universe. He’s actually creating a new game studio for this called Wingnut Interactive. This is all over and above Halo 3 and the Halo movie.

More info on bungie.net and xbox.com. I have to go change my pants now.

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31 Responses to Halo Wars RTS coming to Xbox 360!

  1. BrentGamer says:

    Halo Wars is going to ROCK!

  2. immortalthree says:

    yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    dont forget to check out bungie.net’s story and http://www.halowars.com!

  3. Dialpex says:

    Wow… Now that’s what im talking about…!!!!!
    Cant wait for that…Gosh they keep giving us all these bits and pieces of information but no dates… Com’on fellas what’s wrong with you all!? ;)

  4. BrentGamer says:

    I think that Bungie and the guys over at Microsoft are trying to give Halo Fans a heart attack.

  5. Stooch says:

    Well it worked! I just went into cardiac arrest!

  6. Lord hobo says:

    as long as they dont use the AOE3 engine im fine

  7. KIMO23 says:

    AHHHHH OMG ARE YOU SERIOUS!?

  8. ALtheIII says:

    This game is going to rock. Just another reason for me to get a XBOX 360.

  9. BrentGamer says:

    If they want war, we’ll give em’ war!

  10. ALtheIII says:

    I hope Halo 3 will look like that, it would be the best game ever made for sure.

  11. BrentGamer says:

    Do note that the graphics in this trailer are Pre-Rendered, and don’t nessecarily represent the game’s graphics during gameplay.

  12. QualityJeverage says:

    Yeah, as awesome as today’s graphics are, don’t expect Halo 3 or Halo Wars to look as good as that trailer.

  13. MasterDeath says:

    Yea this is going to be awesome, good choice choosing the guys from Age of Empires.

  14. KIMO23 says:

    yay! we also got a new webiste banner for it!

  15. CapnKrunk says:

    [quote]Yeah, as awesome as today’s graphics are, don’t expect Halo 3 or Halo Wars to look as good as that trailer.[/quote]

    Of course the games probably won’t look that good (although it’d be nice). But if the Halo movie were done with this level of detail and quality (I know this is CGI, but this is damn near live-action already!) I’d be just as happy.

  16. Painkilla05 says:

    OMG RTS FTW!

    [url=http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/7/8/578ef02e-68a8-408f-9406-18b02c098970/HW_1024x768_3.jpg]My new Wallpaper[/url]

  17. marooner says:

    OMG that looks awsome.

  18. Killazilla says:

    *picks up jaw off the floor*

    The elite was….just……..WOW…….

  19. ausomadam says:

    wow im the inly one with this opinon i love age of empires, but halo age of empires eww i dont know if it will work, il buy it maybe ill like it i donno

  20. Painmongr539 says:

    are those tha spartan threes? they look alot different from cheif.

  21. SDtektiv says:

    Beautiful!

    Though, I predict they might switch it to be a Third-Person-Shooter, which might turn into a grenade-juggling act… I think that they might then switch to first-person. (J/K that’s what happened with Halo 1, haha?)

    Looks nice, hopefully a pleasure for RTS and Halo fans alike!

  22. Mexicutioner says:

    wow, I almost wanna cry I want this game so bad.

  23. BrentGamer says:

    To answer your question Painmongr, Halo Wars is set before Halo: CE. So the Spartans are actually wearing the original armor.

  24. TWEST 87 says:

    OMG…THIS GAME WILL PWN…THAT ELITE WAS PRETTYFUL(I know, its not the actual graphics)

  25. Nightfox10 says:

    YESSS!!!!!

  26. BigDaddy991 says:

    Woooooooooo!!!

  27. ExpandedFlame says:

    I WAS SOO SURPISED when I saw this trailer when they first showed it.. yess i saw it live!!!

  28. ExpandedFlame says:

    sucks for painkilla and any other PC gamers, this game’s only coming to the Xbox 360.. no vista port, they pretty much confirm it here:
    Q: Will I be able to play Halo Wars on Xbox 360 and PC?
    A: Halo Wars is for the Xbox 360 exclusively.

    here’s why:
    Q: Other RTS games that have transitioned to console have had issues with controls, how will “Halo Wars” improve on the formula?
    A: “Halo Wars” was created for the Xbox 360 from the ground up, which meant we didn’t have to make compromises or shoe-horn in artifacts from a Windows PC game. We were able to take all the best aspects of RTS games, make them work perfectly on the Xbox 360, and exclude the rest.

  29. Chevelle65 says:

    OMG wow, all i have to say is freakin wow, omg, that trailer was amazing!

  30. Hazard says:

    This will be awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Kind of like a futuristic Age of Mitholigy right?
    sorry about spelling!

  31. Painkilla05 says:

    Its only an RTS. Everyone knows that the best games are saved for PC.

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