Halo Wars Gone Gold

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Microsoft Game Studios and Ensemble Studios announced today that Halo Wars, the highly anticipated action strategy game based on the Halo universe, is finished and sent to manufacturing.

Created from the ground up for the Xbox 360 console and controller, Halo Wars takes place 20 years prior to the story told in Halo: Combat Evolved

As fans await launch day, a video documentary series announced today will explore defining themes of Halo Wars and give viewers a behind the scenes look at the game's development and some of the people involved in its creation. The premier episode captures key elements that frame Halo Wars gameplay: the controls, perspective and strategy. The Halo Wars video documentary is available for download on Xbox LIVE.

In addition, the recently announced Xbox LIVE public demo for Halo Wars will be available beginning on 5th February at 9:00 am GMT on Xbox LIVE in the UK. In the demo, players will be able master Ensemble's new control scheme in optional beginner and advanced tutorials or jump right into the action to experience the beginning of the Halo Wars story with the first two campaign missions. The demo will also include "Chasms", one of Halo Wars' 14 multiplayer maps, wherein players can battle it out in Skirmish mode vs. A.I., playing either as the UNSC with Captain Cutter's leader powers, or as the Covenant with the Prophet of Regret's own unique abilities. Don't forget to set your Xbox to download this demo!

Halo Wars is rated 16+ PEGI and on 27th February will be available exclusively on Xbox 360 with an ERP of £44.99 for the Standard Edition and £49.99 for the Limited Collector's Edition, which includes early access to the Halo 3's new downloadable content, the Mythic Map Pack.