Microsoft confirmed today that Halo Wars, he action-based strategy game set in the iconic Halo Universe and created exclusively for Xbox 360, will be available in Europe on 27th February, whilst America will get it slightly later on 3rd March.
XD looks like microsoft have fear XD XD
That is awesome. How they picked that date. So lets see if it is Halo Killer?.... I know ... I know I KEED.
Im betting that Halo Wars will get a bigger marketting push than Killzone 2!
if halo wars outsells killzone 2 that would be the biggest embarassment to sony
How would it be an embarrassment??? please tell!!! So, one of the biggest series of games on any console (halo) vs a small following game like Killzone. Yeah, that would be a real embarrassment...NOT!
do not try it if halo wars, an RTS game outsells killzone 2 the game thats supposed to change the way console FPS games are played, then im sorry but sony should just get out of the race why dey still can
People will buy Halo Wars because "omfgwtfbbq it's Halo!" regardless of anything else. KZ2 doesn't have that on it's side, and will have to win over buyers by quality.
Nvm. Trying to speak sense here is pointless, people are just too happy to see things fail.
Oh please, you could slap a Master Chief sticker on a pack of tampons and the fanbase would buy them in bulk. Microsoft advertises every installment of their meal ticket like the 2nd coming of Christ. Doesn't matter if it's a crappy RTS game, it's Halo, it'll sell millions.
@360 man If that happens, you will never see me on this site, quote me on that! Not just this profile, but those that can see my IP adress will be able to confirm this, better yet if that happens, ban my IP adress if possible. QUOTE ME ON THAT ONE
of course it could happen. Halo has a BIG CULT loyal fanbase! its fan base is millions. i would not be surprise if that happen. i know a few close friends that are going to buy halo wars. they said it is an integral part of the story and the universe of halo. and i believe that would be the case with a lot of gamers.
Xiphos wins this topic. Flawless Victory.
I'm a Halo fan but you don't see me buying everything Halo related do ya? I only buy the games, novels, and soundtracks, anything else in my opinion is just a waist of time and money. Alot of the harcore Halo faqns are really and intelligent bunch and we have our own expectations on what Microsoft should and shouldn't do instead of milking the franchise to death.
People even buy Halo Diapers. Also Sales does NOT mean Quality If you say how sales = quality. Then Britney Spears is one of the best singers in the world World! Edit: OOO Disagrees! I guess Sales = Quality and Britney Spears is the best Singer ever!!!
Microsoft is just playing the who's higher in the charts game, matching all of Sony's big title releases with there own. Ninja Gaiden 2 is a good example of this. They're trying so hard to match what Sony is trying to do when they're just basically doing their own thing. Microsoft is scared of Sony rising that's it. I still commend M$ for this decision though.
I'm not so sure this time about an RTS game. I don't know about Halo 3, but for halo 2, I have 3 copies of Halo 2, 3 Xboxes and 12 controllers. All for halo 2. So if a person buys 2-3 copies just for either collection or "Systemlink" like how I did it, then Yes, it'll easily sell 2-3 million if 1 million of the "8 million" buys it that way. But I'm not sure about an RTS game, because when it comes to RTS games, I usually play it on computer...the last time I play an RTS game on a console was Red Alert on the PSX...
"They're trying so hard to match what Sony is trying to do when they're just basically doing their own thing."... well that explains why the xbox 360 have done so much better as far as games is concern... Microsoft knows that Sony did miracles with the PS2... and that Sony is a worth paying close attention competitor... On the other hand Sony ignores completely what Microsoft is doing... and feel (sames as their fans) that Sony have no competitor... which is why they are focusing primarily on blu-ray... So, I hope that Microsoft continue to "be scare" of the competition... that's why the xbox 360 is beating the $h!t about the PS3 in many regions... while it couldn't beat the PS2 not even in 1 region with the original xbox.... So, unlike you I rather my console of choice maker to be scare of the competitor and act accordingly... instead of being over confident and sit own their hands while the competition takes their exclusives and kill them in terms of sales... because that over confidence does not benefit me as a gamer.
thank you bladestar bubbles @ below how on earth can u say halo wars is gonna sell more. its a bloody RTS game for crying out loud even if its halo i aint buying that crap. killzone 2 is supposed to be the console genre defining FPS game. im sorry but if sony cant get killzone 2 to outsell halo wars then im sorry they should jus step out of the console race
halo wars is gona sell more no duhhhhh... now if we gona compare quality then kilzone 2 will kill halo wars cause i can bet that halo wars will not come close to kilzone graphics ... in sales kilzone might not do like halo but hey i dont win nothing from slales only ms and sony... now kilzone 2 will deliver halo wars well will not deliver cause ms never delivers cough vista
too bad it won't! ;)
clown man is giving bubbles to his other clown friend woot!
if halo wars sells better than killzone2 it will be sad since we all know that killzone2 is sonys number1 flagship title! but we all know that halo has a bigger fanbase
"On the other hand Sony ignores completely what Microsoft is doing... and feel (sames as their fans) that Sony have no competitor... which is why they are focusing primarily on blu-ray." There's a line between ignoring the competition, and focusing on them too much. Possibly Sony are more towards ignoring the competition, but who knows what goes on at Sony HQ. I really don't think they ignore the competition, but perhaps when compared to MS, who really focus on their competition too much, they appear too.
Time will tell :)
Indeed, not normal that Europe gets a game like this first.
well europe has been good to microsoft as of late
UK is NOT ALL EUROPE Edit: Even more disagrees. I guess UK is whole Europe. While at it USA is the whole world because Microsoft says so! Did you take bubbles with your mutliple accounts like usual? Isn't it perculiar that certain extremely biased people have over 8 bubbles or see them go from 1 bubble to 6+ in 10 min?
@gun senshi no get it through ur thick skull xbox 360 has been beating ps3 across the whole face of europe not just UK goodness sake in my 5.1 post did i sey UK or did i say europe... wat cant u read, are u that stupid if i was talking about uk dont u think i would have said uk its even quicker to spell why spell a 7 characteristic word wen i am talking about a 2 initials country @jager are those the only countrys in europe? @gun senshi i dont know wat ur talkin about but ive always had 5 bubbles, i aint got time to be makin multiple. unlike you my life doesnt revolve around this n4g website
If the 360 is truly outselling the PS3 all over Europe, why did the PS3 version of CoD:WaW out sell the 360 version in Spain Italy France and Germany? (Dunno about the UK)
Proof Where? Last time I saw the news right on this site about sales it was PS3 is ahead of X360 in Europe. Offical not VGCharts that are never correct. You also said EUROPE. "PM Track Ignore 5.1 - well europe has been good to microsoft as of late " Quote before you edit it as the trend of one of your idols here Dear Sir, You always spam stuff without any proof from your biased mouth Now I bet due to not agreeing with you I will go to 1 Bubble. It was like 2 weeks ago you had only 2 bubbles then the day after you had 6. How many accounts do you have? Its useless to disagree everyone can spot multiple account users easy. Also TheMART Himself said that you guys send PM to each other to supply each other bubbles.
But I don't know, I find my self losing interest in RTS's fast, I iwll rent it and if it's good I'll buy it
And i'm sick of the Halo franchise. Sure, its good for M$, and gamers, i'm just saying i don't care. I want ALAN WAKE and HEAVY RAIN on PS3rd...
"Anal Wait" won't come to any system. They will keep delaying it over and over again until it's canceled. And Heavy Rain? Everyone is looking forward to it.
The Killzone 2 date confimation. Lets see now. P.S.- MS is scared of Killzone.
Excellent strategy from MS. They're not letting sony breathe. Hard to see KZ2 doing as good as haloW
ms is funny as hell it was a rumor that killzone 2 was coming on the 17th they announce they gtadlc, then sony confirms feb 27th ruh roh better get the cow out and start milkin.
What a great way to give 360 owners something rather then watching the PS3 take off that day. I sure as he11 wish I had a PS3 for KZ2 but the price is still way out of my budget even though I pull in quite a bit. Halo wars is just one of those games I gotta have and it will be interesting to see who advertises the most. Another thing I'm seeing is Sony might just drop the price of PS3 before the release of KZ2 and start the year off with real momentum around income tax time.
I hate RTS on console, it's just wrong. I will be mad if this never comes to PC!
It won't come on PC they said it. It was on this site some time ago
is the top played game on XBL not Gears of War 2 not COD 5 im sure it can get a metric rating of 7.5 and still sell 3 million Killzone will blow it away count on it
those @sshole really want to compete with killzone 2, let see about that...
What does Halo Wars have to do with killzone 2 and being a Halo RTS game? why compare at all? cause the release time that's stupid and plus I'm sure halo wars will sell more cause it's HALO! try to compare killzone 2 to project offset insted
you know what i realized why halo is so popular now, its a kids and casual game now, if you go and play it online all that play it is kids its no longer a hard core game anymore thats why it sells so much cause all the kids are begging there mommy and daddy for the colorful kiddie halo, we all know killzone is gonna do good but anything with halo on it every kid is gonna want it.
I get matched around with people my rank and they're all grown and hardcore. You must suck. Sorry :D
oh joy, I cant wait for the killzone 2 vs halo wars comparison videos from gametrailiers
Its not really anything special at all.
I hope Halo Wars is for the console RTS what Halo CE was for the console FPS. At first I was critical towards the RTS thing but it might turn out to be surprisingly good. Would be nice for Ensemble Studios to get as much recognition as possible.
...before they got shut down.
Yes, because they got shut down.
Good month for both consoles.. 360 ~ Halo Wars, Street Figher 4 PS3 ~ Killzone, Street Figher 4 Sadly, I'm not RTS fan. Oh and RE5 in March! Good times!
Exactly. Good time for gamers. Miserable time for fanboys.
Excellent, I can get a RTS and FPS fix that month.
Killzone 2 has a US release date of 2/27. And Halo Wars got a EU release date of 2/27. Unless we're flipping the cards and Killzone 2 also gets a EU release date of 3/3, I don't see much of an issue in the first 2 comments.
Halo Wars and killzone2 are coming out at the same time. for me i say fu*k Halo Wars and i am going to buy killzone2 and to all you guy that are haters i am not a fanboy i got both the 360 and PS3 and been playing my 360 more then my PS3 right just waiting for the beautiful killzone2 to come out and then i will be playing PS3 for a long time.
I am considering buying a PS3 in Feb for KZ2. Halo Wars is not even on my radar, never been a fan of RTS so that's just me. I know there are a lot of RTS fans out there so I'm sure it will sell well but there is still a stigma on console RTS.
Going up against Killzone 2 With this Halo Crap
there is no way Halo Wars will out sell KZ2, specially in Europe. an RTS in consoles cannot compete with FPS. Specially with one with such incredible graphics and hype. Eventhough it is Halo, there is more hype for KZ2 this itme around. and i like Halo and will be buying Halo Wars the second it comes out mind you. Still this is a ballsy move by MS (if true)
Early 2009 RTS - Empire:Total War or this........ not even close. Console garbage infecting RTS genre is so sad.
Why is this coming out first in europe when its developed in the US, while Fable II and Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts came out first in the US when they're developed less than 50 miles from my house.
@360 man 2.14 - thank you bladestar bubbles @ below how on earth can u say halo wars is gonna sell more. its a bloody RTS game for crying out loud even if its halo i aint buying that crap. killzone 2 is supposed to be the console genre defining FPS game. im sorry but if Sony cant get killzone 2 to outsell halo wars then im sorry they should jus step out of the console race hey the article states that ms is going for a feb 27 release in the Europe as far as im concerned killzone 2 doesn't come out on the 27th, the only area where killzone 2 comes out on that day is here in the u.s in which case according to this article halo wars will arrive on the 3rd of march. so either way its not exactly the same release day. also im assuming that Resident evil 5 would also be arriving in march so if anything, this doesn't mean much. of course there is always that possibility of Sony not properly advertising this game so who knows i guess wwe will just have to wait and see. however the UK release date for killzone 2 hasn't been announced as of yet, so that is still up in the air. "im sorry but if Sony cant get killzone 2 to outsell halo wars then im sorry they should jus step out of the console race" lol riight now that sounds like wishful thinking. lol. look as far as im concerned the day a full fledge granturismo game gets outsold by an RTS than you can make that silly claim. why? simply because granturismo has an establish image compare to killzone? and not only that is also known as the biggest franchise Sony has sales wise that is. also you forget god of war 3? isn't even out yet dropping out now would be a stupid thing like your boy bladestar says competition is good right? just know that unlike Sega or Nintendo Sony doesn't solely have to depend on gaming to stay afloat? Sony is like ms in many ways you know full of resources and different streams of revenues. drop out of the console race? after what? 2 generation crowns? a format victory, and 3 platforms on the market of which 2 of those are now fully profitable? lol ok. besides as a ps3 owner i would still like to get my hands on some games like, infamous, white knight chronicles, Uncharted 2 among thieves, God of war 3, GT5, Wardevil, Twisted metal, The Agency, and of course Killzone 2 which arrives on my birth date ironically.
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