343 Introduces the Villain for Halo Wars 2, Atriox

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Among all the reveals from last night’s Game Awards 2016, Halo fans will be delighted to meet the new villain for 343 Industries‘ undertaking of Halo Wars 2, Atriox.  According to 343, their warlord is the leader of the Banished, a dangerous new foe intent on controlling the Ark. Atriox is unique in that he is not only incredibly strong like most Brutes, but also deviously intelligent and is a brilliant strategist. Under his leadership, he’s drawn powerful figures such as Shipmaster Let’ Volir and Decimus to his side to help command his growing armed forces.

From what we saw in that trailer, Atriox will be like nothing Halo fans have faced in the past.  Perhaps his cunning in battle will provide an even bigger challenge for the sequel to the popular real-time strategy game, Halo Wars.

If you’re a fan of the original Halo Wars and want to re-live the war, 343 is including Halo Wars: Definitive Edition with purchase of Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition.  Even better news for gamers is that we will be able to play the Bungie produced game early, with codes being delivered on December 20, 2016.

Halo Wars 2 is set to release on February 21, 2017 for Xbox One and Windows 10!