“Halo: Spartan Assault” Brings the Award-Winning “Halo” Franchise to Windows 8 Devices this July
With millions of franchise fans worldwide, Microsoft and 343 Industries today 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 the first top-down action shooter that brings a “Halo” video game to touch-based devices. Developed by 343 Industries in conjunction with Vanguard Games, “Halo: Spartan Assault” provides 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 programme 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 featuring unrivalled action and intensity, the single-player experience allows you to compete against friends in Leaderboards or hone your skills with Weekly Challenges. Replay the missions to collect more than 40 in-game Achievements and Medals. 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 watch the trailer and learn more about “Halo: Spartan Assault,” please visit Halo Waypoint: http://www.halowaypoint.com/