Microsoft and 343 Industries have revealed an all-new way for gamers to experience Halo – this time, you can do it on Windows 8 devices.
Available this July only on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, Halo: Spartan Assault is a top-down twin-stick action shooter that brings a Halo video game to touch-based devices. Developed by 343 Industries in conjunction with Vanguard Games, Halo: Spartan Assault aims to provide an accessible, pick-up-and-play experience for fans and newcomers alike.
Set between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4, Halo: Spartan Assault explores the first missions of the Spartan Ops program and dives deeper into the backstory of the Human-Covenant wars. Play through the eyes of either Commander Sarah Palmer or Spartan Davis stationed aboard the UNSC Infinity as they fight in never-before-seen battles against Covenant forces.
With 25 unique missions, the single-player experience allows you to compete against friends in Leaderboards or hone your skills with Weekly Challenges. Missions are replayable allowing you to collect more than 40 in-game Achievements and Medals. If grinding for upgrades isn’t your thing then you can take advantage of in-app purchases to enable you to speed up your training by purchasing credits for boosts, unique weapons or armor abilities.
For fans who already have a prospering Spartan career aboard the UNSC Infinity, Halo: Spartan Assault lets you earn experience points (XP), all-new Achievements, and emblems for your Halo 4 Spartan, with additional integration features available after launch.
In addition, 343 Industries has teamed up with Dark Horse Comics to create Halo: Initiation, a three-part comic series which reveals the story of how Commander Sarah Palmer became a Spartan-IV and leads directly into the exciting missions of Halo: Spartan Assault.
To learn more about Halo: Spartan Assault, please visit Halo Waypoint.