Ensemble Studios and Microsoft have announced today that Halo Wars has gone gold. Also announced a demo for the game will be available on February 5th. The demo will let players get a grasp of the "groundbreaking" control scheme and gameplay elements.
"In the demo, players will be able master Ensemble’s groundbreaking control scheme in optional beginner and advanced tutorials or jump right into the action to experience the beginning of the “Halo Wars” story with the first two campaign missions. The demo will also include “Chasms,” one of “Halo Wars’” 14 multiplayer maps, wherein players can battle it out in Skirmish mode vs. A.I., playing either as the UNSC with Captain Cutter’s leader powers, or as the Covenant with the Prophet of Regret’s own unique abilities."
A video documentary series has been started and episode 1 is available on the Xbox Live Marketplace now.