New Halo Wars 2 Trailer Introduces the Deadly Atriox

Microsoft has shared a new trailer for Halo Wars 2.

Featured above, the new trailer introduces the dangerous and powerful character Atriox. The fighter was originally a Brute enslaved by the Covenant – only to eventually rise up against his masters and become a living legend.

Here’s a rundown on Atriox, via Microsoft:

His name is Atriox, a Brute enslaved by the Covenant who eventually rose up against his masters and became a legend. His rebellion inspired the birth of The Banished, a savage army of mercenaries and killers now on the brink of acquiring the most powerful weapons platform the galaxy has ever seen. The only things between Atriox and his prize are Captain James Cutter and the crew of the USNC Spirit of Fire. Outgunned and long past any hope for reinforcements, Cutter’s survival depends on how quickly he can master the first law of the battlefield: Know your enemy.

Microsoft also confirmed that early access to Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will kick off on December 20th, if you pre-order the digital version of the Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition.

Halo Wars 2 is launching for both Xbox One and PC on February 21st.

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  1. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    December 2, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    I miss when videogames weren’t trying to be movies and didn’t try to be as generic as them.
    Especially in the trailers.
    This is so generic and bland it hurts.

  2. KissDisqus
    December 2, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    How does this woman know so much about this fella?

  3. OldPalpy
    December 2, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    That’s been thing with RTS games for a while now, they think people will be turned off they see what the game actually plays like so they send money trucks to Blur Studios to produce CG for them.

  4. OldPalpy
    December 2, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Brutes were cancer to this series before 343 gave it aids. The first game had a shitton of unique enemies and what does the sequel add? A more annoying elite cosplaying as a extra from Planet of the Apes that’s also a bullet sponge.

  5. Shinobu
    December 3, 2016 at 12:44 am


  6. GameZard
    December 3, 2016 at 2:40 am

    Blame Sony.

  7. Nagato
    December 3, 2016 at 3:57 am

    The sad thing is that this new villain is the coolest fucking thing to happen to the Halo universe since 343 took over, and his story makes some actual sense for once too; if they went with this guy over the bullshit Power Rangers villains H4 and 5 got (+ evil Cortana), I might actually still like the series at this point.

    Instead I had to jump out after Halo 4 required you to read two seperate trilogies worth of tie-in novels and a comic series to even have the faintest idea of what’s going in the game…

  8. oblivion328
    December 5, 2016 at 9:14 am

    She’s an AI. She was probably digging through Covenant records on the Banished.