Exclusive Halo Wars Footage Saturday at 1 a.m.

October 3, 2008

The highly-anticipated, totally badass-looking, Halo strategy game, Halo Wars is getting new trailers that’ll be debuted exclusively by Spike tonight at 1 a.m.  

The newest incantation of the paradigm-shifting franchise is, well, shifting its paradigm a little.  The newest game will not be a FPS in the vein of the previous 3 installments, but a strategy game in (above?) the vein of the Command and Conquer series.  

One thing that I’m (and others) are particularly excited about is that Microsoft is eschewing one of the biggest hurdles for RTS games in going straight to console.  Games like Command and Conquer felt unwieldy in their migration from keyboard to controller, but Microsoft cuts out the middleman.  

“We've spent a great deal of time simply on getting the controls right.  Halo Wars was created for the Xbox 360 from the ground up, which meant we didn't have to make compromises or shoe-horn in artifacts from a Windows PC game. We were able to take all the best aspects of RTS games, make them work perfectly on the Xbox 360, and exclude the rest.”

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