Microsoft debuted a new trailer for Halo Wars 2 during The Game Awards 2016. It introduces “Atriox,” a Brute enslaved by the Covenant who eventually rose up against his masters and became a legend.
Here is an outline of the character, via Microsoft:
His name is Atriox, a Brute enslaved by the Covenant who eventually rose up against his masters and became a legend. His rebellion inspired the birth of The Banished, a savage army of mercenaries and killers now on the brink of acquiring the most powerful weapons platform the galaxy has ever seen. The only things between Atriox and his prize are Captain James Cutter and the crew of the USNC Spirit of Fire. Outgunned and long past any hope for reinforcements, Cutter’s survival depends on how quickly he can master the first law of the battlefield: Know your enemy.
Microsoft also announced that early access to Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will begin rolling out on December 20 for anyone who pre-orders the digital version of the Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition.
Halo Wars 2 is due out for Xbox One and PC on February 21.
Watch the new trailer below.