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Windows Phone 8 nabs a $6.99 exclusive on the new Halo: Spartan Assault

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Windows Phone 8 nabs a $6.99 exclusive on the new Halo: Spartan Assault
Now what's the fun in having one of the most famous and widely played gaming franchises out there, like Microsoft does with Halo, if you don't provide an exclusive mobile version of the newest edition for your own mobile OS.

That's right, Windows Phone 8 scored an exclusive on Halo: Spartan Assault, and the game will return to the computer for the first time in a long string of editions come July, too. Users with Windows 8 or WP8 will be able to play the new Halo, with the events' chronicles placed somewhere between Halo 3 and 4.

In line with the times, Spartan Assault will be available as a simple app download in the Windows Store. The game will “dive deeper into the backstory of the Human-Covenant wars,” and you will have 25 missions to play as Commander Sarah Palmer and Spartan Davis. All the competitiveness of Halo 4 and Waypoint is here, with daily and weekly challenges, and the ability to earn experience points, signage and so forth.

Windows Phone 8 nabs a $6.99 exclusive on the new Halo: Spartan Assault

As for logistics, the game is optimized for playing with a keyboard/mouse combo, but is also the first Halo made for touchscreen too, where available, and will cost just $6.99 for each platform - Win 8 or Windows Phone 8. Far cry from the console prices, that's for sure.

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posted on 04 Jun 2013, 09:04 7

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1345; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


i was expecting something like NOVA

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 09:18 12

3. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


NOVA is already on the way/comfirmed to be coming to WP if not mistaken.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 10:12 5

9. sinple (Posts: 103; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


i agree with you. I think it should at least be FPS

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 12:55 3

19. zoom007 (unregistered)


Microsoft knows our weakness...HALO !!!!!

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:56

26. SupremeLeader (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 May 2013)


N.O.V.A is just a HALO wannabe last time i checked

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 09:17 12

2. akki20892 (Posts: 3441; 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.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 09:33 2

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...

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 10:02 5

7. muhsen (Posts: 258; 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

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 09:41 1

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.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 09:55 8

6. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; 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!

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 10:16 8

10. haseebzahid (Posts: 1826; 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 :(

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 12:34 7

18. -box- (Posts: 3789; 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

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 10:03 6

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.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 10:18 6

11. gust3r3u (Posts: 80; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


sweet graphics, glad for wp ecosistem

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 10:19 3

12. volcano (Posts: 254; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


great news the long awaited halo on windows phone :)

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 10:26

13. alterecho (Posts: 1082; 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.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 11:41 5

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..

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 11:51 4

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.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 21:25

25. alterecho (Posts: 1082; 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.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 00:55

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.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 02:53

28. alterecho (Posts: 1082; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


I fell for that Omnia.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 11:04 2

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.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 11:29 4

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

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 15:15

20. Damo579 (Posts: 190; Member since: 18 May 2013)


I can't wait to get this on my 920.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 16:19

21. krimHD (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 May 2012)


the graphics is awesome..more games for windows phone.UP WINDOWS PHONE!!! UP LUMIA!!!

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 18:10 2

22. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 967; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


i think it should be windows phone only but never the less good job MS

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 19:02

23. iguano (Posts: 101; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Un gonna have this game :) Nokia lumia 920 omw

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 20:29 1

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

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 05:03

29. Ikechukwu (Posts: 138; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)


Oh yes!!

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