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Halo: Spartan Assault

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Halo: Spartan Assault is coming to Xbox One on December 24 and Xbox360 in January!

The end of this year will see the launch of Window (Phone) 8 hit Spartan Assault on Xbox One and Xbox 360 featuring the full Spartan Assault experience with all new features and content.

- Play longer than ever in a new online Co-op mode, and watch each other’s backs with all-new Co-op missions

- Engage in Operation Hydra, the expansion from the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 game that brings mystery and a chilling addition to the single player Campaign

- Wage war against a persistent and overwhelming enemy – encounter the Flood for the first time in Halo: Spartan Assault

- Go in strong with an expanded arsenal that brings you more weapons, more armor abilities, and more upgrades – it’s the ultimate Spartan Assault experience!


 

Operation Hydra Title Update
On Thursday August 29 Halo Spartan Assault received a big title update in the form of Operation Hydra. In addition to a brand new campaign spanning 5 intense missions in all new locations, the title update offers Xbox360 controller support, new achievements, and support for 512mb Windows 8 Phones. Through this update players can also use their XP in addition to the existing hard currency credits to unlock premium weaponry and boosters. Friday August 30 saw the release of light versions of the game, offering players the opportunity to dicover the game through a tutorial and a full mission for free.

 

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“Halo: Spartan Assault” Brings the Award-Winning “Halo” Franchise to Windows 8 Devices

 

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

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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 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 Vanguard Games in conjunction with 343 Industries, “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.

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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 learn more about “Halo: Spartan Assault,” please visit Halo Waypoint.

 

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