The wait is nearly over for Halo Wars 2, and, just in time, there's a new cinematic launch trailer to stoke the hype. The trailer gives us a peek at the story that's about to unfold across the game's campaign, along with a quick look at the big bad. Check it out below:

Halo Wars 2 is set to offer up not only a story campaign and standard multiplayer, but an interesting new card-based multiplayer Blitz mode as well. In other words, if you're a Halo fan, or simply have a love for real-time strategy (RTS) games, there's plenty to dive into here.

Halo Wars 2 is set to launch on February 21 and is up for pre-order on Xbox One and Windows 10 now. If you pick up the Ultimate Edition of the game, however, you can jump in 4 days early on February 17. And if you missed out on the original Halo Wars, you'll get it for free just for buying Halo Wars 2.

See at the Windows Store