Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced that Halo: Spartan Assault will be coming to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 this July.
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/en-us/games/halospartanassault