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Composing Characters: The Music of Halo Wars 2 takes you inside the recording session of Halo Wars 2’s score, composed by Gordy Haab and Finishing Move.

The Halo series has become synonymous with large-scale battles, expansive lore, intense multiplayer battles and, of course, iconic music that’s been with us every step of the way. Halo Wars 2, the next exciting chapter of the Halo saga, will be arriving on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC on Feb. 21, 2017. As Creative Assembly and 343 Industries continue to refine the technical aspects of the game before release, we had a chance to talk with the team behind the music.

Composers Gordy Haab and Finishing Move (comprised of Brian Lee White and Brian Trifon), as well as Halo Wars 2 Audio Director Paul Lipson, shared with us their creative approach, the importance of honoring Halo musical legacy, and how they are developing a soundtrack to match the ebb and flow of RTS battle. Watch the video below about the recording sessions for the music of Halo Wars 2.

About Halo Wars 2

Real-time strategy makes an explosive return to the Halo universe in Halo Wars 2. Lead Spartans, Warthogs and other classic Halo fighting forces in a brutal war against a terrifying new enemy on the biggest Halo battlefield ever.

Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition includes early access to the full game, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition and Halo Wars 2: Season Pass.

Xbox Play Anywhere: Pre-order the digital game, and it’s yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.