Halo Wars: Definitive Edition launching on Steam and the Windows Store on April 20

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is finally set for a standalone release. After initially only being available to anyone who purchased the Ultimate Edition of Halo Wars 2, the remastered Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will launch on its own on Steam, Windows 10, and Xbox One on April 20.

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The original Halo Wars launched in 2009 as the first RTS game in the halo franchise. The revamped Definitive Edition includes enhanced graphics, new achievements, and all of the DLC created for the original. Given the Definitive Edition saw a fairly limited release at the end of 2016, this should let more people catch up with the story before jumping into Halo Wars 2.

There's no word on pricing, but we should know more fairly soon with the game's full release just days away. And if you're having trouble deciding where to buy the game, keep in mind that the Steam version won't be open to cross-play with the Windows Store versions, keeping multiplayer segmented.

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