Two new Halo Wars 2 ads were recently posted on the official Xbox Wire. In both, Captain Cutter engages Banished leader Atriox in warfare. However, these battles are not waged with Spartans, Grunts or heavy vehicles. Rather, it is through very, very, unorthodox combat. In the first…well…it’s probably best for you to just see it yourself.
While a car lot may not be the first thing that comes to mind when I imagine Halo, I doubt I’ll forget this anytime soon. However, I have to say, this kind of lighthearted comedy is a great breath of fresh air. We all love serious trailers with epic music and grandiose scale, but it’s nice to laugh once in a while. The battle of the wits isn’t over yet though. The next round takes place in a crowded plane, in a fight for the…armrest? It’s a more serious problem than you’d think.
A brutal, gruesome fight indeed. Seriously though, this stuff is hilarious. Not to mention, if the YouTube like-dislike ratio is any indicator, I’m not alone in loving these ads. I really hope Microsoft, and other game publishers, take note of the incredibly positive reception to this sort of advertising. Regardless of whether you liked these clips or not, you’ll be able to play the game very soon. Halo Wars 2 releases on February 21 for Xbox One and Windows 10.