*As of 13 February, 343 Industries has confirmed the US will not be getting a physical PC version. Europe will be getting the physical PC version though.
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*Halo Wars 2 is getting not one, but two physical releases for PC players which was announced in partnership with THQ Nordic and 343 Industries, the cross-platform RTS is getting physical editions of both the Standard Edition game and the Ultimate Edition. In edition, both editions will come with a digital copy of the Xbox One game as a part of Xbox’s Play Anywhere program.
Speaking on the collaboration, THQ Nordic Founder, and CEO Lars Wingefors said: “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.”
Studio Head for Strategy Games at 343 Industries, Dan Ayoub, also stated: ” 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.”
Check out the box art for the releases below. The standard edition costs $60 (R799) and will release on 21 February while the ultimate edition will be available four days earlier on 17 February at the premium price of $80 (R 1,100)
The Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition includes:
- Halo Wars 2 Early Access
Play Halo Wars 2 four days early on 17 February 2017
- Halo Wars 2 Season Pass
Grow your war chest with the Halo Wars 2 Season Pass.
The Season Pass delivers regular updates that span more than six months, including:
New Leaders with abilities that change the course of multiplayer matches, new Units that add to your multiplayer arsenal, new Blitz cards to collect and take into battle, and new campaign missions that expand the Halo Wars 2 story.