Microsoft today released three new screenshots from their upcoming RTS Halo Wars.

Created from the ground up for the Xbox 360 console and controller, Halo Wars promises to combine a peerless control scheme and gameplay with a rich, epic story set 20 years prior to the story told in Halo: Combat Evolved. The result is a experience touted as a must-have for Halo fans and a title that will quite likely become a classic amongst fans of strategy games.

Screenshots below - stay tuned for some extensive coverage of this title shortly.