Halo Wars

XB360 / Strategy / Release: Mar 3, 2009 / ESRB: T

Ensemble Vets. Robot Working on Halo Wars Content, Original Property

By Chris Faylor, Feb 17, 2009 9:08am PST

Following its unofficial reveal last week, Robot Entertainment today announced itself to the world, confirming that the independent studio is...


"I wish I knew the full details behind ensemble's closure. If things end up being status quo ..."

- Sailor of Fortune see all 6 comments

Latest Halo Wars Trailer Talks Controls

By Chris Faylor, Feb 13, 2009 2:29pm PST

Microsoft has released the third entry in its Halo Wars video documentary series, this one starring several former Ensemble staffers as they...


"didn't enjoy the demo that much, I guess it's an okay game but there are enough things to do in ..."

- azenmaster see all 7 comments

Halo Wars Demo Downloaded Over 2 Million Times, Sets New Record

By Chris Faylor, Feb 13, 2009 8:38am PST

Microsoft has revealed that the downloadable demo for Ensemble Studios' Halo Wars was downloaded more than 2 million times in the week following...


"The controls were infuriating. I'm not a big fan of micromanagment of units, but this was just ..."

- theflux see all 47 comments

Shack PSA: Halo Wars Demo Now Available

By Chris Faylor, Feb 05, 2009 9:12am PST

As promised, a downloadable demo for Ensemble Studio's console strategy game Halo Wars is now available from the Xbox 360's online Xbox Live...


"you guys like this ? its pretty damn shallow. I give it 2 out of 5 stars. Go play Supreme ..."

- ProSeries see all 27 comments

New Halo Wars Trailer Examines Spartans

By Chris Faylor, Feb 03, 2009 12:20pm PST

Microsoft has released the second entry in its Halo Wars video documentary series, which examines the various units of the forthcoming Xbox 360...


"It's sad to see these developers have excitement on their faces. You know these were recorded ..."

- Digital-Hero see all 32 comments

Halo Wars Early Demo Giveaway Wrap-up

By Chris Faylor, Jan 29, 2009 3:10pm PST

Earlier this week, Shacknews paired with Microsoft to give away some early access codes to the Halo Wars demo. And while most of us will have to...


"Thanks Chris. I won't be able to check it out till tomorrow but I'm hoping it will be good, ..."

- the rizzo see all 29 comments

Contest: Halo Wars Early Demo Access

By Chris Faylor, Jan 28, 2009 12:20pm PST

Update: The contest is now closed. Winners will be notified shortly! Don't want to wait until next week to play Halo Wars? Well, how's...


"I'm really excited for this game. RTS + Halo univers > all"

- Principe Nero see all 162 comments

Halo Wars Developer Video: 20 Explosions

By Nick Breckon, Jan 23, 2009 12:00pm PST

Still haven't seen a decent overview of Halo Wars? Check out the following video, which features a large cast of Ensemble developers providing a...


"I lost it when the guy explained how if you wait until late game to attack then your enemy will ..."

- Slyvena see all 41 comments

Halo Wars Goes Gold, Demo Detailed

By Chris Faylor, Jan 23, 2009 9:40am PST

Ensemble Studios has wrapped up work on its final game, publisher and studio owner Microsoft announced today, with Halo Wars now complete and off...


"Very curious to see how this will turn out. It's the one genre that I thought could not be done ..."

- Pettytheft see all 11 comments

Halo Wars Demo Coming February 5

By Nick Breckon, Jan 07, 2009 7:25pm PST

Microsoft's Robbie Bach today announced that a demo of Ensemble's RTS Halo Wars (X360) will hit Xbox Live on February 5. Halo Wars hits the...


"your wrong mate the game comes out on the 27th of feb if you dissagree with me your fucking ..."

- halomadude see all 10 comments

Halo Wars Screenshots: The Purple Death March

By Chris Faylor, Dec 16, 2008 2:43pm PST

See the purple guys in these new Halo Wars screenshots? They're coming for you on March 3, and developer Ensemble too, as the beloved studio,...


"ROFL at the crab thing, it looks so horrible. And whats with the colors? Everything seems to ..."

- Demond4231 see all 6 comments

Halo Wars Release Date Announced

By Chris Faylor, Dec 08, 2008 10:07am PST

Halo Wars, the final game from Age of Empires creator Ensemble Studios, will bring real-time strategy to North American Xbox 360s come March 3,...


"Am I the only one expecting the genre title of RTS to be pretty loose in implementation in this ..."

- Durajim see all 28 comments

Halo Wars Interview: Ensemble on Bridging the RTS Gap, Fearing the Flood, and Warthog Juggling

By Nick Breckon, Nov 20, 2008 11:21am PST

My interview with Ensemble Studios director of technology Dave Pottinger and lead designer Graeme Devine wasn't all depressing. We did eventually...


A Flood of New Halo Wars Screenshots

By Chris Faylor, Nov 17, 2008 1:59pm PST

New screenshots of Ensemble's Halo Wars have arrived from publisher Microsoft, showcasing a number of the environments and units players will...


"Not sure how you can milk the plot of a game that did not have one in the first place. "New ..."

- Tha Kelp see all 14 comments

Age of Empires Dev Ensemble Speaks Out on Studio Closure, Microsoft, and the Cancelled Halo MMO

By Nick Breckon, Nov 17, 2008 12:25pm PST

It's the developer behind Age of Empires, one of the most successful videogame franchises of all time. It's a financial success, with its flagship...