Franchise director Frank O’ Connor shatters more than a few expectations.
Microsoft’s Gamescom conference is in the bag and you’d be forgiven for thinking that nothing was missed. Rumours had indicated before the event that Microsoft would reveal something called “Codename Hollywood” but that just turned out to be the codename for Halo Wars 2’s next DLC Awakening The Nightmare. Confirmation of the same came from none other than Halo franchise director Frank O’Connor on NeoGAF.
Halo Wars 2: Awakening The Nightmare will be a significant expansion for the game though, bringing a new campaign focused on the Banished with new cinematics from Blur, new maps, new leaders and a new mode Terminus Firefight.
It takes place months after the events of Halo Wars 2 and sees The Banished doing anything possible to beat the UNSC Spirit of Fire, though it involves the Flood getting involved. Yes, that Flood. The DLC arrives on September 26th for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC with the entire game supporting 4K and HDR on the Xbox One X when it launches on November 7th.