Halo Wars 2 is right around the corner, and today we’ve got a really awesome treat to share ahead of that launch. Three artists took on the Halo universe, creating two opposing characters from the two in-game factions — the UNSC and the Banished. Before you snag these awesome high-rez pieces of art (make sure you click on them for larger versions — contact us directly if you want the obscenely large print-worthy sizes), here’s a little bit about the folks behind them:
GRZEGORZ ‘GABZ’ DOMARADZKI
Grzegorz ‘Gabz’ Domaradzki, who started his career as an illustrator and graphic designer, has evolved his art over the years with a focus on keeping his work intriguing and captivating. Putting pen to paper, Gabz designs by hand before perfecting his work digitally. Gabz has lent his artistic style to several iconic franchises including Star Wars, Batman, Iron Man, and many more.
U.S. based artist Kevin Tong has built a name for himself over the past decade through his intricate portrayal of mainstream entertainment. His portfolio includes work throughout the film, music, and book universe including work for The Black Keys, Mulholland Drive, Aliens, and most recently Akira Kurosawa’s RAN.
Craig Drake, who began his career in animation and freelance design, channels classic movie posters and modern pop-culture to bring his art deco inspired visions to life. You can see Craig’s use of sleek, sharp lines in his work for Pulp Fiction, Mad Max, Back to the Future, and most recently Disney’s Mulan.
Halo Wars 2 is the long-awaited sequel to Halo Wars (if that wasn’t readily apparent), but comes with it the chance to play on Xbox One or PC, as a single purchase grants access on both at no additional cost. Stay tuned for our continued coverage, but make sure you check out our hands-on preview from Travis Northup (with accompanying video) while we wait for the worldwide launch on 2/21/17.
Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming.
Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter.
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