343 Industries took the stage at The Game Awards tonight and revealed a brand new trailer for Halo Wars 2, as well as the main villian. It's none other than Atriox, and there is only one shot left to take him down.
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.
Halo Wars 2 will release on February 21st, but anyone who purchases the Digital Deluxe Edition Halo Wars Remastered this December will get early access to the Halo Wars 2 beta next year.