Halo: Spartan Assault Windows 8 Exclusive

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It seems Microsoft wants to bring the Halo franchise to the PC platform once again. Perhaps this isn’t too surprising, but in a similar fashion to Halo 2 being exclusive to Vista, Spartan Assault will supposedly be exclusive to Windows 8, which includes mobile devices on the OS.

Available only for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, “Halo: Spartan Assault” is a new top-down action shooter that brings a “Halo” video game to touch-based devices for the first time in franchise history. 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” is a new chapter of the award-winning “Halo” universe that 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 never-before-seen battles against Covenant forces.

With rich storytelling, intuitive controls, and best-in-class action, audio and graphics, “Halo: Spartan Assault” brings the epic scale and action of the “Halo” universe to mobile devices through unrivaled action and intensity.

Halo: Spartan Assault isn’t your typical Halo game. Instead of a FPS, Spartan Assault will be a top-down action shooter. You can play as Commander Sarah Palmer or Spartan Davis sometime between the event from Halo 3 and 4. Fortunately, the game will in fact work with a keyboard and mouse if you do not have a touchscreen on hand.