Microsoft launches new New Halo Wars 2 and Forza Horizon 3 Xbox One S Bundles

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Following the launch of the new Xbox One S back in August, Microsoft’s gaming console enjoyed a lot of momentum in the US, with the company claiming last week that December was “our biggest month ever.” If you have yet to make the jump to the slimmer and sleeker console, the Xbox team has announced today the launch of two new Xbox One S bundles fearuring the critically-acclaimed open world racing game Forza Horizon 3 as well as the upcoming RTS title Halo Wars 2.

The Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 1TB bundle is available to purchase today for $349.99 at and select U.S. retailers, but a $299 500GB bundle is also available to pre-order today with shipping to start on February 7. On this same date, the 500GB will also become available worldwide with pricing to vary by region. All bundles include a digital download code for Forza Horizon 3 plus a 14-day trial membership of Xbox Live Gold.

Unlike the Forza Horizon 3 bundle, the Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle will only be available with 1TB of storage. For $349, the bundle seems a bit more generous though as it includes Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition ($79.99 USD value), the game’s Season Pass, a digital download code for Halo Wars: Definitive Edition and a 14-day trial membership of Xbox Live Gold. This bundle is available to pre-order today on the US Microsoft for $349 and will start shipping on February 17, just five days before the worldwide release of the Xbox Play Anywhere title. Last but not least, those of you who pre-order the bundle will get early access to Halo Wars 2 on February 17 as well as a Professor Anders Pack of Blitz cards for use in the game’s Blitz mode.

Do you think these new bundles are a great way for the Xbox team to kick off 2017? Let us know in the comments if you’ll consider purchasing one of them and why.