Longtime fans and newcomers to the “Halo” franchise alike now have a new way to get into the action against Covenant forces.  Today at the San Diego Comic-Con, 343 Industries in conjunction with Vanguard Games announced the worldwide availability of  Halo: Spartan Assault.

A new top-down shooter optimized for Windows 8 touched-based devices.

We got to have a hands on with this title and can say that it is not only an awesome play but 343 Industries successfully managed to retain the Halo-esque fell to it, even though it is on a smaller touch based platform

Available now for under $10 and only on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, Halo: Spartan Assault is a new chapter of the award-winning “Halo” universe that explores the first missions of the Spartan Ops program and dives deeper into the backstory of the Human-Covenant War. Play through the eyes of either Commander Sarah Palmer or Spartan Davis, while stationed aboard the UNSC Infinity, as they fight never-before-seen battles against Covenant forces.

Halo Spartan Assault

In the U.S., “Halo: Spartan Assault” for Windows Phone 8 is available first for Verizon Wireless customers from July 19 through August 16.4

With 25 unique missions featuring unrivaled 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.

Halo Spartan Assault

For fans who already have a prospering Spartan career aboard the UNSC Infinity, Halo: Spartan Assault lets you earn up to 50,000 experience points (XP), and a unique emblem for your “Halo 4” (for Xbox 360) Spartan, with additional integration features available after launch.  Additionally, Fans who purchase and play Halo: Spartan Assault will unlock exclusive bonus content in  “Halo 4” Champions Bundle or “Halo 4” Bullseye Pack (available Aug. 20th 2013), including a new weapon skin, two armor skins and a Spartan stance.

Halo Spartan Assault

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 thrilling missions of “Halo: Spartan Assault.” Fans can check out a digital preview of the comic here.

 

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First playing Pacman and Astro Wars Shane then moved to Nintendo's Game & Watches and the mighty SEGA Master System II. He has owned every major gaming console in the past 30 years of gaming and been in the Video Gaming industry for over a decade. He is also a diehard fan of all things horror and any Jim Carey movie aswell as anything gadgety and with blinky lights. He tries to convince others that he has Super Powers. He doesn't.

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