Ever wanted to play Halo but didn't own an Xbox? Your time is here . . .IF you own a Windows 8 device that is. 343 Industries and Vanguard Games are bringing Halo: Spartan Assault exclusively to Windows 8 PCs, tablets, and Window Phone 8 this July.
Halo: Spartan Assault will provide both Halo veterans and noobs, and unique pick-up-and-play experience of the highly popular action-shooter that was once only available for Xbox owners, and check this out . . .it will only cost $6.99 USD.
The game is set between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4. You can play the role of either Commander Sarah Palmer or Spartan Davis who are stationed upon the UNCSC Infinity, and take part in the very first missions of the Spartan Ops program. For Halo veterans, this is your chance to dive deeper into the backstory of Human-Covenant wars.
Here are some of the key features of Halo: Spartan Assault
- Original "Halo" gameplay. An action-packed, single-player campaign spanning 25 missions in battles never before experienced in the Halo Universe, all played from top-down camera view
- New and immersive storyline. An original stroy set between the events of "Halo 3" and "Halo 4," experience a new war with the Covenant, the first missions of the Spartan Ops program and the rise of Commander Sarah Palmer, all with best-in-class graphics and audio
- Built for simplicity. A unique fusion of touch and consolelike controls for easy pick-up-and-play gaming, with the added flexibility of keyboard and mouse controls on Windows 8 PCs and tablets.
- Integration with "Halo 4." Earn experience points (XP), all-new Achievements, and unlock emblems for your "Halo 4" Spartan career, with additional integration features available after launch.
- Nonstop competitive fun. Compete against friends in Leaderboards or hone your skills against an onslaught of Weekly Challenges while collecting more than 40 in-game Achievements and Medals.
- In-app purchases. Grind to earn upgrades or speed up your training by purchasing credits for boosts, unique weapons or armor abilities.
- Only on Windows. Available only on Windows 8 PCs and tablets and Windows Phone 8 devices.
343 Industries has also teamed up with Dark Horse Comics to create a 3-part comic series entitled "Halo: Initiation." This series will reveal the backstory of Commander Sarah Palmer, and lead up to the events of Halo: Spartan Assault.
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