THQ Nordic have announced they will be partnering with Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries in order to bring the Windows 10 version of Halo Wars 2 to retail stores in the form of a physical package release.
Standard and Ultimate Editions of Halo Wars 2 will be coming to retail stores, and the Ultimate Edition will provide fans with four-day early access to the game, as well as a season pass and an enhanced version of Halo Wars, which will be playable on both Xbox One and Windows 10. Purchasing a physical copy of Halo Wars 2 will also give players digital access to the Xbox One version of the game, via the Xbox Play Anywhere system.
Lars Wingefors, CEO of THQ Nordic stated: “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.”
Meanwhile, 343 Industries Studio Head of Strategy Games Development Dan Ayoub added: “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.”
Halo Wars 2 releases on PC and Xbox One on February 21st.