Windows Phone 8 nabs a $6.99 exclusive on the new Halo: Spartan Assault
With best-in-class action, audio and graphics, "Halo: Spartan Assault" showcases the epic scale and action of the "Halo" universe only on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
With millions of franchise fans worldwide, Microsoft and 343 Industries today revealed an all-new way for gamers to experience "Halo;" this time, you can do it on Windows 8 devices.
Available this July for $6.99 ERP1 only on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, "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 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 in never-before-seen battles against Covenant forces.
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.
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," 2 a 3-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
3. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
NOVA is already on the way/comfirmed to be coming to WP if not mistaken.
9. sinple (Posts: 98; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
i agree with you. I think it should at least be FPS
19. zoom007 (unregistered)
Microsoft knows our weakness...HALO !!!!!
26. SupremeLeader (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 May 2013)
N.O.V.A is just a HALO wannabe last time i checked
2. akki20892 (Posts: 3276; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
WP is gaining market share, and getting apps and games. Keep it up like this and add more features to WP quickly then i will get Nokia Lumia from my next upgrade.
4. mamba (Posts: 18; Member since: 13 May 2013)
Having seen lumia 820 with my colleague i think THE most important stuff thats needed of the platform is File Manager...Also OS should read files properly why should a video transferred via bluetooth be stored in photo section by default and not video section itself.... With no ability to do it manually. Am a Nokia fan but above fact came as a shock cause my C7 does a better job...
7. muhsen (Posts: 241; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
actually i had a nokia 603(symbian fp 2) and then jumped to lumia 920.... and i would say windows phone doesn't need file manager since when u receive a file ,its saved in its specific folder automatically
about ur incident of lumia receiving videos... this has nothing to do with windows phone as all recent nokias do this because Symbian fp2 (nokia 603) does the same where vids gets saved in the photos app not the videos app plus nokia 808 does that too but since ur c7 sports an older Symbian version (belle refresh) ,probably ur c7 doesn't do this. the logic in this is that mostly the video that u will receive is coming from a phone cam so it will get saved in the place where ur phone cam saves videos...... anyway i do remember frustrating times when i had to organize folders in symbian where i had to move files from the received folder to their respective folders (like music to the music folder or the photos to the images folders)... it was really time consuming while on the lumia 920 ,this is gone as everything automatically gets saved in its specific folder where i don't have to spend time organizing folders ...deleting this ,move that ,really it feels peace of mind that all this is gone so i guess the wp8 does alot better job than symbian
5. mamba (Posts: 18; Member since: 13 May 2013)
Its like having your clothes stored in your toilet and not in wardrobe itself... My next buy will definitely be a lumia but MS has to do better than this.
6. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5075; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
One thing I don't like about WP Store is that most apps and games aren't free, you need to buy it.
But nevertheless, keep em' coming MS!
10. haseebzahid (Posts: 1810; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
lol and one more thing we cant jailbreak to get them all for free like on IOS or android good news for developers not for me :(
18. -box- (Posts: 3715; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I have about 150 apps on my Lumia and haven't paid for any. Nokia gives them away once in a while, and sometimes the featured app of the week is free. Got full Cut the Rope, Words With Friends, ARMED! (a favorite, a lot like Starcraft), Gun Bros, Combat Helicopters, Assassin's Creed, Mirror's Edge, Need For Speeds, other racing games, etc, etc
8. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Finally!!!! To have a mobile OS, and Xbox live integration and ignore your most beloved and profitable franchise is absurd! I've been waiting for me to do this. And I'm happy its not a first person shooter. Touch screens just aren't suited for it. They work but the controls are always a hindrance. This however looks, and sounds great! Can't wait for it. Finally they have a game that can draw significant attention. Now they need to advertise the hell out of it on tv, and online.
12. volcano (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
great news the long awaited halo on windows phone :)
13. alterecho (Posts: 1060; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Last time Microsoft pulled a stunt like this was with Vista. They made Halo 2 Vista exclusive to try save it and help keep Vista afloat. Hackers made it possible to play it on XP. Look at Windows 7. Such a gem of an OS and they didn't try to make any exclusives since it didn't need any. So i take it that Windows 8 isn't doing well. MS is trying to herd us like a flock.
Its extremely sad Nokia is tied with MS. Such contrasting companies. I really really want to get a Nokia 820 but at the same time, don't want to encourage MS.
16. papss (unregistered)
You don't want to encourage them to do what? Make great games for the platform that they developed? Give people a reason to jump to their platform? Are you really complaining about them trying to leverage themselves with the products that they spent billions on? Its funny that you are wanting to get a L820 but in the same manner have people believe you are serious about the platform. if you look at the "contrasting" companies you would see that's its best to have the ying/yang versus two companies that are exactly the same..
17. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
You're comparing desktop OS to phone OS... Not a very fair comparison if you ask me.
25. alterecho (Posts: 1060; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
True. Just dissatisfied that MS trying to lure people with these exclusives instead of rectifying some of the quirks in the platform through updates and how they don't keep us in the know how.
I bought my WP7.5 device just a few months before they said they wouldn't support it any longer.
There is a list of problems with WP7.5, that i see, haven't been rectified yet despite user requests.
27. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Yeah, that part really sucked. I remember there was once when I was hooked on Samsung Omnia... but I'm pretty glad I held off all those time and went with an Android after. If I went with that Omnia, I would already spent so much money on phones. It's really too bad that MS never caught on with mobile OS until now.
14. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
That's why I'm down to try a WP device. I love HALO series and I knew something like this was going to come along. I just don't want to spend money on getting a WP device, because I'm so heavily invested in Android already. But hey, a free phone come along, and I'll take it.
15. papss (unregistered)
This is huge and much needed IMO. I often wondered why they didn't do this long ago but very happy that its coming and looks great. Ill get it day one for sure... Seems priced right considering
21. krimHD (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 May 2012)
the graphics is awesome..more games for windows phone.UP WINDOWS PHONE!!! UP LUMIA!!!
22. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 881; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
i think it should be windows phone only but never the less good job MS
23. iguano (Posts: 101; Member since: 10 May 2012)
Un gonna have this game :) Nokia lumia 920 omw
24. iguano (Posts: 101; Member since: 10 May 2012)
I want also on my lumia forza motorsport and age of the empires :) that could be cool :D