Halo: Spartan Assault coming to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices

4 Jun 2013

The next game title from Microsoft and 343 Industries’ Halo franchise Halo: Spartan Assault will arrive in July for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices only.

The game, which will retail for €6.99, is the first top-down shooter that brings a Halo video game to touch-based devices.

The game was developed by 343 Industries in conjunction with Vanguard Games.

The pick-up-and-play game is set between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4. It explores the first missions of the Spartan Ops programme and dives deeper into the backstory of Human-Covenant wars

The game will feature 25 unique missions.

In addition, 343 Industries has teamed up with Dark Horse Comics to create ‘Halo: Initiation,’ second a 3-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.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years