Halo: Spartan Assault Is A Windows Phone Game

The rumoured Halo: Spartan Assault has today been confirmed by Microsoft. It’s a Windows 8 Phone, Windows 8 PC and Windows 8 tablet game, co-developed by 343 Industries and Vanguard Games.

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The game will feature 25 easy to play missions, and is a top-down shooter, not the usual first person style that (most of) the other Halo games adhere to.

It’ll feature in-app purchases, link up with Halo 4 in terms of Achievements and bridge the game between Halo 3 and 4. It’s due in July.

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13 Comments

  1. Troll successful.

  2. If that was co-op and on an Operating System that people had, I’d pick it up. The top down shooter can be huge fun with mates.

  3. On iOS within 6 months.

    • The halo license is owned by microsoft and 343 is a studio owned by microsoft, so it’ll be exclusive to windows 8/RT

      • I appreciate that, but Windows 8/RT comprises approximately 1% of mobile usage. iOS comprises 59%. Once Microsoft gets the initial (and most likely minor) surge in W8 uptake they’ll release it for iOS and Android because it will make them a fortune. And Microsoft ALWAYS follow the money.

      • I appreciate that, but Windows 8/RT comprises approximately 1% of mobile usage. iOS comprises 59%. Once Microsoft gets the initial (and most likely minor) surge in W8 uptake they’ll release it for iOS and Android because it will make them a fortune. And Microsoft ALWAYS follows the money.

      • My point was so good I felt I had to make it twice…

        Sorry. >.<

  4. Huh.

    I might give this a go. I haven’t bought any app from the Windows 8 store yet though, and I won’t buy this if its expensive either.

    My laptop isn’t touch screen, so I treat my Windows 8 like an improved version of Windows 7. The only apps I actually use are Netflix, Kindle, Messaging and Twitter.

    For everything else, I have the desktop and the myriad of Windows programs we know and love.

    • Improved Version of Windows 7.. Writing that bad boy down for later ;)

  5. Clever! New Lumia 520/620 are at quite an affordable price, with a decent Halo game on the devices it will appeal to fans and youngsters everywhere.

    Sadly this is not just a novelty move but a much needed one as Win Phone is not penetrating the market as initially hoped. I’ve had the Lumia 800, 920 and the HTC 8s – all fairly good phones from a hardware point of view. But they lacked in features and never felt “advanced” enough for me. So perhaps they are going for sales amongst the younger Halo fans to try and keep the door open for Win Phone.

    I hope this helps MS shift more devices as it really isn’t a bad mobile OS and the potential for a unified experience across all Windows devices is huge. Just seems like this is finally a good move from MS in a period where they are being hawk eyed by the masses for really bad decisions. Having said that – I won’t be going back to Win Phone or Windows OS until they sort themselves out with a much more customer focused attitude.

  6. Called the Windows Phone bit yesterday, and was only a little off on the gameplay. Looks interesting at least.

  7. i wouldn’t mind a halo themed twin stick shooter, but alas, i only have ms’s current games console, which means that i’m, apparently, not the target audience for this game.

    seems using it to sell more phones is more important than letting xbox owners play it.

  8. Damnit, I was betting on this being announced at E3 to count towards my E3 prediction score. I hope it still counts if this gets a mention during the conference… :P

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