Halo Wars Gains Flood, Screenshots Get Basic

New screenshots of Ensemble's Halo-themed Xbox 360 strategy game have arrived, offering a glimpse of an UNSC base and two scenarios from the campaign mode. nope In addition to the new shots, developer Ensemble, which will close after the completion of Halo Wars, has clarified that the game is now due out in early 2009, instead of the vague "first half of 2009" estimate that was provided during E3.

The studio also revealed that the game will, as expected, include the Flood, the parasitic blight of the Halo universe, though it is not yet known if the Flood will be playable.