Microsoft has posted two of the tracks from the soundtrack to the upcoming Xbox One and Windows 10 sci-fi strategy game Halo Wars 2. The tracks are available via Soundcloud.
The game's soundtrack was created by composers Gordy Haab and the two-man team Finishing Move (Brian Lee White and Brian Trifon), working with Halo Wars 2's audio director Paul Lipson. The first track is called "Run Little Demons". Here's a description from the composing team which also offers some clues into the game's campaign:
The second track is called "Isabel's Awakening", which is also described by the composers:
Xbox Wire (opens in new tab) also has posted an interview with the Halo Wars 2 soundtrack team, where they go into more detail on how they crafted the music for the game. Halo Wars 2 is due for release on Feb. 21, 2017 for $59.99 (opens in new tab), Microsoft will also release an Ultimate Edition of the game that will include access to the Halo Wars 2 Season Pass worth of content, along with Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, an Xbox One and Windows 10 version of the first game in the series, for $79.99 (opens in new tab).
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Great tunes! I'm not really into strategy games so I haven't bothered to try out the Halo Wars series yet, but I might need to look into the soundtracks...
"The tracks are available via Soundcloud." Hey Microsoft, why not on Groove--you know, the music platform you guys own?
Nahhhh.... That would make too much sense! Also is that available to other platforms? Cause that all we care about.
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