New Halo title first 'top-down action shooter' in the franchise
Games to be released in July only for Windows
Tuesday 04 June 2013
The latest title in the Halo franchise will debut this July, exclusively for Windows 8 and on the Windows 8 phone.
Set between the action of Halos 3 and 4, Halo: Spartan Assault explores more of the backstory of the Human-Covenant wars, and will be the first “top-down action shooter” in the series, bringing the game to touch-based devices.
The single-player campaign will cover 25 missions, spanning the rise of Commander Sarah Palmer and the Spartan Ops program.
The developers, 343 Industries and Vanguard Games, promise users a “unique fusion of touch and consolelike controls for easy pick-up-and-play gaming, with the added flexibility of keyboard and mouse controls.”
The game will also feature micro-transactions, allowing players to either level up their character through a slow grind, or purchase boosts, unique weapons and armour.
343 Industries is also partnering with Dark Horse Comics to develop a three-part comic series to accompany Spartan Assault.
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