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 next month only on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, Halo: Spartan Assault is the first top-down action shooter that brings a Halo videogame to touch-based devices.
Developed by 343 Industries in conjunction with Vanguard Games, Halo: Spartan Assault is 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 twenty five 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 forty 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. Metro Gaming will keep you updated with all the latest details on Halo: Spartan Assault as it approaches release next month.