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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29 Comments

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

i was expecting something like NOVA

3. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

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

9. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 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: May 19, 2013

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

2. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 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: May 13, 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: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 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: May 13, 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

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

11. gust3r3u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

sweet graphics, glad for wp ecosistem

12. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

great news the long awaited halo on windows phone :)

13. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 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: Mar 06, 2012

You're comparing desktop OS to phone OS... Not a very fair comparison if you ask me.

25. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 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: Mar 06, 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.

28. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I fell for that Omnia.

14. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 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

20. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

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

21. krimHD

Posts: 106; Member since: May 23, 2012

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

22. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

23. iguano

Posts: 101; Member since: May 10, 2012

Un gonna have this game :) Nokia lumia 920 omw

24. iguano

Posts: 101; Member since: May 10, 2012

I want also on my lumia forza motorsport and age of the empires :) that could be cool :D

29. Ikechukwu

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

Oh yes!!

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