Gamers who own a Windows Phone 8 device will finally be able to take one of their favorite games with them everywhere they go. The newest addition to the popular Halo franchise, due out in July, was developed specifically to be compatible with devices based on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system.
Halo: Spartan Assault has a new story, new design, and new controls. This Windows Phone 8 version is the franchise’s first departure from standard PC gaming. Players can now use touchscreen devices to tap and swipe their way to military domination in addition to classic keyboard and mouse controls. Optimized for the mobile format, the game will support cloud saves and players will be able to sync their games across multiple Windows 8 devices.
Gameplay in the Halo universe relies on intense, cinematic 3D graphics, made possible by advanced processors like the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile processor, which powers the Nokia Lumia 920 and 822 and upcoming Nokia Lumia 925 and 928, among other Windows Phone 8 smartphones.
The story of Halo: Spartan Assault is set between the third and fourth games in the franchise, further developing two major characters across 25 action-packed missions. Players can assume the identity of either Sarah Palmer or Spartan Davis and outfit themselves with all of the familiar weapons and vehicles of the Halo landscape. Instead of the traditional first-person shooter perspective, it takes an overhead view of the action.
The new version will reportedly cost $6.99. Representatives are also hinting at more content becoming available in the near future, including additional in-game content.