We’ve been waiting for a new video for a bit and here it is.

As always, let’s start with the launch trailer itself:

Halo Wars 2 is set to release on February 21st with four days of early access for people who bought the Ultimate Edition. Here’s a nice official summary introducing you to the events of the upcoming sequel:

After experiencing a pyrrhic victory following the events of the first Halo Wars, Captain Cutter and the brave crew of the UNSC Spirit of Fire wake up after 28 years of cryosleep to discover themselves orbiting a familiar Forerunner construct; Halo 3 fans, you know what it is. After receiving a distress signal and sending down some Spartans to investigate, the crew meets Atriox – an incredibly dangerous Brute who is as intelligent as he is strong. He poses a grave threat to humanity, and it’s up to you to stop him and his Banished.