Halo lands on Windows touch screen devices
If you're a Halo fan who needs their fix on the go, then there's a solution for you in Halo: Spartan Assault
Longtime fans and newcomers to the “Halo” franchise alike have a new way to get into the action against Covenant forces. Last week, it was announced that 343 Industries, in conjunction with Vanguard Games, have released “Halo: Spartan Assault,” a new top-down shooter optimized for Windows 8 touched-based devices.
So whether you have a tablet or a phone that works on Windows 8, you can now pick up the latest chapter in the Halo universe for €5,99. It explores the first missions of the Spartan Ops program and dives deeper into the backstory of the Human-Covenant War. You can 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.
There are 25 unique missions, and 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 of the series, this latest installment lets you earn up to 50,000 experience points (XP), and a unique emblem for your Halo 4 (for Xbox 360) Spartan, and we've also been told that there are plenty of further integration features to come at some stage down the line, but for sure we know that if you get Spartan Assault you get the Champions Bundle or Bullseye Pack (available Aug. 20) on Halo 4, including a new weapon skin, two armor skins and a Spartan stance.