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#1 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 13:56

And.... Mobile

Title: “Halo: Spartan Assault”
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Developer(s): 343 Industries and Vanguard Games
Format: Digital download available only for Windows 8 PCs, tablets and Windows Phone 8 devices
ESRB Rating: T for Teen
Price: $6.99 ERP1
Availability: July 2013
Product Overview: Available only for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, “Halo: Spartan Assault” is a new top-down action shooter that brings a “Halo” video game to touch-based devices for the first time in franchise history. 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” 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 Human-Covenant wars. Play through the eyes of either Commander Sarah Palmer or Spartan Davis stationed aboard the UNSC Infinity as they fight never-before-seen battles against Covenant forces.
With rich storytelling, intuitive controls, and best-in-class action, audio and graphics, “Halo: Spartan Assault” brings the epic scale and action of the “Halo” universe to mobile devices through unrivaled action and intensity.

Features: Top features include the following:

•· Original “Halo” gameplay. An action-packed, single-player campaign spanning 25 missions in battles never before experienced in the Halo Universe, all played from a top-down camera view


•· New and immersive storyline. An original story 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 tablets2


•· 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 laun


•· 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 Med


•· In-app purchases. Grind to earn upgrades or speed up your training by purchasing credits for boosts, unique weapons or armor abilitie


•· Only on Windows. Available only on Windows 8 PCs and tablets and Windows Phone 8 devices.


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#2 George P

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 13:58

Well, since they went ahead and talked about this game now that means it's not going to come up at E3 either. Makes sense now though since this isn't for the Xbox at all.

#3 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 13:58

windows 8 pcs? no windows 7 love?

#4 George P

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 13:59

windows 8 pcs? no windows 7 love?


Because it's a WinRT aka, metro game. Also why it's coming to WP8 as well since they share much of the same APIs already.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 14:05

Because it's a WinRT aka, metro game. Also why it's coming to WP8 as well since they share much of the same APIs already.


We all know why it's coming to windows 8 only. It's for the same reason Halo 2 PC was Windows Vista only. Saying otherwise is being totally delusional.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 14:19

Because it's a WinRT aka, metro game. Also why it's coming to WP8 as well since they share much of the same APIs already.


Oh pardon my ignorance, a "mini-game" then

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 14:28

Interesting. I'd much rather they try out new stuff like this than another reboot/spin off like i was expecting.
Looks like it could be a fun little time waster while on my phone.
Heres the trailer:


Oh and I think they need to sort out the store pricing. Hopefully this is coming with 8.1 but I am not going to buy the exact same game on different platforms. Galatic Reign was cheaper on Windows 8 store, yet they expect me to pay again, and in fact more for the same game on my mobile. Sort it out.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 14:28

I'm guessing this is an RTS. ..again? It should be very interesting though.

edit: Nvm, it's some sort of shooter. Pretty cool.

#9 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 14:34

VERY eager to play this, i will have to pick it up on my phone when it is released, i might also pick it up on the PC however, it would be sad if they made me buy it twice.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 14:40

Stoped reading at "top down" god can we just have pc ports of all the xbox 360 halo games ?

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 14:49

Stoped reading at "top down" god can we just have pc ports of all the xbox 360 halo games ?

I was excited then I read the same thing, Id really like the Halo Franchise on the PC, yea know like how it started out...

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 14:52

Title wrong on two counts. It is exclusive to Windows 8 PCs not just PCs and also Windows Phone 8.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 15:07

I was excited then I read the same thing, Id really like the Halo Franchise on the PC, yea know like how it started out...

On Mac you mean....

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 15:18

Because they wanted to bring it to mobile they specifically went with the top down style instead of a FPS. This type of jump in and play arcade shooter fits mobile better.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 15:20

On Mac you mean....

Originally Mac only exclusive yes, but it was at least released on the PC as well as Halo 2 then it stopped, If Halo 3 was released on the PC it would have blown sales away.