CES 2009: Halo Wars release date and demo announced

The CES 2009 keynote just wrapped up where our boys Nick Chester and Dale North tweeted their brains out about all of the new Microsoft products coming out soon. Windows 7 looks pretty tempting!

Anyway, Robbie Bach of Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division talked about all things Xbox 360-related and dropped some Halo-related information for all you Halo fans. Why yes, people actually still play Halo! In fact, the average user has played 150 hours of Halo on Xbox LIVE! Oh snap!

After we got some stats about Halo 3, Robbie talked briefly about Halo Wars and Halo: ODST. A demo for Halo Wars will be hitting Xbox LIVE on February 5, a few of weeks before its release, which was confirmed for February 28. It was also revealed that Halo Wars is going to be rated Teen, a first for the Halo series.

As for Halo: ODST, nothing at all was said about it other than that it’s coming out this year, which was already known. Looks like Nick was right about the keynote being a snoozefest. 

[Update: Halo Wars coming out in America on March 3.]

Hamza Aziz