Microsoft has released the first trailer for its brand new Halo Wars RTS game which it officially announced yesterday at its X06 show. The trailer is pre-rendered but we are told by Ensemble Studios that it ...uses a lot of in-game models.
Halo Wars is the next big real-time strategy game from Ensemble Studios, creators of Age of Empires. Designed exclusively for the Xbox 360, Halo Wars allows players to take charge of the human UNSC armies and see the Halo universe from a totally new perspective.
Halo Wars takes place before Halo 1 during the UNSC's first deadly encounters with the Covenant. Players will lead the crew of the UNSC's Spirit of Fire from initial skirmishes to an all out war against the evil Covenant. Ensemble Studios are not yet telling us if players will also be able to play as the Covenant.