Halo Wars

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Halo Wars
Developer(s) Ensemble Studios
Publisher(s) Microsoft Game Studios
Series Halo
Platform(s) Xbox 360
Release date(s) AU / JP February 26, 2009EU February 27, 2009
NA March 3, 2009
Genre(s) Real-time strategy
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer, cooperative
Media Optical disc

Halo Wars is a real-time strategy video game for the Xbox 360. It was developed by Ensemble Studios. The game was released by Microsoft. It was released in Japan and Australia on February 26, 2009, in Europe on February 27, and in North America on March 3. It is based on the popular, award winning Halo series of video games, and is set in the year 2531, 21 years before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved. It's the first Halo game that is not a first person shooter.