Halo Wars: Definitive Edition official artwork showing various marines

If you've pre-ordered the rather expensive Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition you might want to check your email because the codes for Halo Wars: Definitive Edition have recently been sent out. And as you can probably guess from the title, this also means that Halo Wars is now finally playable on the PC as well, though naturally as a Windows 10 exclusive.

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition brings with it improved graphics and performance, all of the previously released DLC, and for those of you that like such things - a new batch of achievements to collect. Furthermore, the legacy matchmaking system has been replaced with a new multiplayer session browser, so you should have a much easier time joining exactly the type of match you want.

Do bear in mind that the current version of Halo Wars is still technically "Early Access", and as such it might not be as polished as you would expect. On the positive side, Microsoft is promising numerous updates and improvements between now and February, so chances are that most of the game-breaking bugs will be swiftly eradicated.

But if you don't feel like pre-ordering a pricey version of Halo Wars 2 in order to experience the original on PC, you'll be glad to hear that it will be launching alongside Halo Wars 2 on February 21st. And finally, here's a brief gameplay trailer showcasing the new graphics and improvements in action: