Halo 3 marked the end of the Master Chief's saga, but Microsoft's not one to let a good idea alone. Ensemble Studios, developer of the acclaimed Age of Empires series, is hard at work bringing the Halo universe to the real-time strategy world, and has chosen the time period before the original Halo game as the setting for its new Xbox 360 game. Despite plenty of commendable attempts, real-time strategy games on consoles have never quite had enough momentum to make the big time, but the Halo name could well give this one the extra push it needs.

YouTube - Halo Wars

YouTube - Halo Wars E3 demonstration