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

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.

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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