Bungie has today announced that Halo Wars, the Xbox 360 exclusive real time strategy title developed by Ensemble Studios, will be available on March 3rd 2009.

Halo Wars is a strategy game based on the legendary Halo universe. In campaign mode, players will command the armies of the UNSC warship “Spirit of Fire," consisting of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind. Halo Wars will immerse gamers in an early period of the storied Halo universe, allowing them to experience events leading up to the first Halo title for Xbox.

If you haven't already, check out the 2008 E3 trailers here (17MB) and here (20MB). We'll bring you more information on this title as soon as it's available.