During their press conference Microsoft showed off a brand new gameplay trailer for Halo Wars 2 the long anticipated sequel to the surprise Xbox 360 hit.

The new trailer reveals several pieces of information such as the game coming to the Xbox One and Windows 10 which we already knew about, but also the release date which is scheduled for February 21st 2017.

More importantly an open beta has also been revealed for the game, this will be available to all Xbox One Gold members and will run until June 20th so you can get in on the Halo Wars action early and see how the game plays. You can watch the new E3 trailer for Halo Wars 2 below: