Next Halo game coming only to Windows 8 devices... that's cute


Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the next Halo game -- Halo: Spartan Assault. Due on July 2013 for Xbox 360... Xbox One... Windows 8 devices -- seriously? -- Spartan Assault is developed by 343 Industries and Vanguard Games. It marks the first time that a Halo game will be on a touch-based device, as it's only available for Windows 8 PCs, tablets and Windows Phone 8.

Halo: Spartan Assault takes place between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4, exploring the first missions of the Spartan Ops program and diving deeper into the backstory of the Human-Covenant wars. It plays as a top-down, virtual twin-stick shooter, where you experience the game through two characters: Commander Sarah Palmer or Spartan Davis.

There's 25 missions, both touch and keyboard and mouse controls, leaderboards and achievements to compete with friends in Weekly Challenges, and you earn XP, achievements and emblems for your Halo 4 Spartan career. Of course, there's in-app purchases for boosts, weapons and armor abilities.

Read more about Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows 8 at GameZone >

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