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Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Released

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is now available for Windows 10 and Xbox One, offering the first chance to play this 2009 RTS game on a PC. This is not offered individually, however, it is part of the bonus package for preordering Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition, which is currently expected in February. The sly devils at Ars Technica note that this is a preorder, not a pre-purchase, so it is possible to take advantage of this and still cancel your preorder, at least for now. Here are some details on the Definitive Edition:
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is an enhanced version of the real-time strategy classic, Halo Wars, updated to run natively on Xbox One and Windows 10. Halo Wars: Definitive Edition includes improved graphics, new achievements and all of the DLC created for the landmark real-time strategy game.

FEATURING:

  • All-new, Action-packed Story – The heroes of Halo Wars return to find themselves - and the galaxy - in more danger than ever. Following the events of Halo 5, the all-new story is told in action-packed missions set on the legendary Halo destination known as the Ark. Players will strategically command overwhelming firepower in large-scale battles against a terrifying threat facing the UNSC and all of humanity.
  • Build Your Halo Army – Construct your bases, prepare your vehicles and amass your troops. Lead them into huge battles that span across alien environments in a vast collection of campaign and multiplayer maps.
  • Multiplayer Warfare – Play with or against your friends and the Xbox Live community in up to 3v3 matches. All-new units with explosive firepower, Leaders with special abilities that help to turn the tide in battle and thrilling multiplayer modes are at your fingertips as you wage war on a variety of maps.
  • Blitz: Instant Command – Blitz is an entirely new way to experience Halo Wars and real-time strategy gameplay. Combining tactical combat with card-based strategy, your deck is your army in Blitz as you build collections of powerful Halo vehicles and troops and command those units in fast-action matches online or solo against waves of enemies.

*Pre-order the Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition and receive Halo Wars: Definitive Edition. The codes for Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will be delivered to your Xbox message center in 7-10 days from pre-order, beginning December 20, 2016. Redeem your code on Xbox One, Xbox.com or the Xbox App on Windows 10. For more information on how to redeem codes, visit Xbox.com/howtoredeem-console. ©2016 Microsoft Corporation.Your Halo Wars 2 pre-order includes the Halo Wars 2 – Digital Pre-order Bonus Pack for use in Halo 5: Guardians. To receive your pre-order bonus search for “Halo Wars 2 – Digital Pre-order Bonus Pack” on the Xbox Store and download from the details page. *Online multiplayer features require Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately).

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1. Re: Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Released Dec 21, 2016, 09:22 GinRummy
 
I think if you actually claim a key before release then I doubt you can get a refund afterwards. It's a confirmation of your purchase.  
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