New Commissioned Halo Wars 2 Artwork Revealed

Some awesome new pieces of art that were commissioned by Microsoft have been revealed today!

The first two were released exclusively to CinemaBlend and were were created by Grzegorz “Gabz’ Domaradzki.

“As far as the concept goes we wanted one print to represent the Spartans or the good guys if you will, while the other to focus entirely on the Brutes – bad guys. We both knew from the start that these two posters should work either separately and as a diptych and it was probably the toughest task composition-wise. I hope the fans of the game will enjoy these screen prints and that the final result captures the game’s spirit well.”

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The other pieces were shown today via Xbox Wire.
These images are smaller, but still beautiful and showcase the artwork well.
You’ll find the images below, along with quotes from the artists.

Kevin Tong –

“These Halo Wars 2 posters were incredibly challenging, but extremely fun to work on. The world in the game is so vast and intricate, a visual playground of imagery and I did my best to run with it and create something with fans of the game in mind.

I wanted to show off different aspects of the game through different illustration styles for each poster.

The Atriox poster is meant to show an oppressive and lived in world. I spent the most time of texturing everything heavily and using bright colors sparingly to match the mood and palette of the Banished.

The Cutter poster is meant to show the technical and tactical superiority of the UNSC forces led by Captain James Cutter. His world consists of brightly lit, clean line, tactical holograms, but I also wanted to show his determination and dedication to the troops on the ground.”

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Craig Drake –

“I’m elated to contribute my visions to the Halo Wars 2 universe. It was an honor to depict Decimus’ crushing brute power as well as Isabel’s intelligence and beauty.”

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According to multiple sources, these pieces will all be available as posters and/or limited edition prints in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out and snag yourself one (or many), if you can!