Halo Wars 2 PC Retail Release Happening Through THQ Nordic


Microsoft announced today via press release that Halo Wars 2 PC will arrive in retail stores thanks to a partnership with THQ Nordic.

This is not the first time THQ Nordic partnered with Microsoft to release their PC games at retail: recently, it happened with Quantum Break. Additionally, purchasing a physical retail box of Halo Wars 2 PC will also grant digital access to the Xbox One version of the game via Xbox Play Anywhere.

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Dan Ayoub, 343 Industries Studio Head of Strategy Games Development, said:

For fans who love to own the box, we’re excited to partner with THQ Nordic and bring Halo Wars 2 to physical release on Windows 10. THQ Nordic has been great to work with and we look forward to the game’s release on Feb. 21, 2017.

Lars Wingefors, founder & group CEO of THQ Nordic, added:

After working on so many titles together with Microsoft in 2016, we are stoked to start the year with another partnership. Being able to deliver such a big franchise to RTS and Halo fans alike, the opportunity to buy and own this game in a beautiful physical shape is something we appreciate a lot.

Halo Wars 2 PC will be available in two packages; you can find all the details as well as screenshots below.

Halo Wars 2 Standard Edition
Release: February 21, 2017
RRP: 59,99 EUR/USD
You will get:
- Halo Wars 2 for Windows 10 and Xbox One via Xbox Play Anywhere

Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition
Release: February 17, 2017
RRP: 79,99 EUR/USD
You will get:
- Halo Wars 2 for Windows 10 and Xbox One via Xbox Play Anywhere four days before the official release
- Halo Wars Definitive Edition, an enhanced version of the original Halo Wars that runs natively on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, featuring improved graphics, additional -Achievements and includes all of the DLC created for the classic real-time strategy game.
- This physical version of Halo Wars 2 for Windows 10 requires a one-time, non-transferrable online activation at install with digital token
- The exclusive Season Pass

Halo Wars 2 will be available for Windows 10 PC and Xbox One on February 17th if you purchase a digital or physical Ultimate Edition or February 21st with the Normal Edition. The Ultimate Edition also grants access to Halo Wars Definitive Edition, which we've reviewed recently.

This press release also contained a few new gameplay screenshots, uploaded in the gallery below. We've also embedded the most recent CGI trailer on Atriox, the main antagonist in the game.