Halo: Spartan Assault now broadly available in U.S. for Windows Phone 8

Halo: Spartan Assault now broadly available in U.S. for Windows Phone 8

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Halo: Spartan Assault, the first mobile game in the franchise’s 12-year history, has been impressing critics and racking up lots of glowing 5-star reviews since its worldwide debut last month.

Geek.com called the twin-stick shooter crafted by Microsoft's 343 Studios and Vanguard Entertainment “a milestone in the evolution of mobile gaming.”  It’s “spectacular,” Pocket Gamer wrote, and “gives Windows Phone and Windows 8 gamers something to crow about." Betanews’s Brian Fagioli concluded: “I can say with confidence that Halo: Spartan Assault is the best smartphone game I have ever played.” (And here’s a cool interview Forbes did with the guy who composed the game’s score.)

But for some U.S. gamers, I know it’s been a long month: The title has been available only to Verizon Wireless customers. Until today. I’m happy to report that Halo: Spartan Assault is now available for all Windows Phone 8 smartphones in the U.S. Buy it here.

The game—which costs $6.99 and requires 1 GB RAM—features 25 never-before-played missions set in the years between Halo 3 and Halo 4, offering new insights into the first missions of the Spartan Ops program, the history of the Human-Covenant wars, and the rise of Commander Sarah Palmer. If none of that means anything to you, don’t worry: The game was designed to appeal to both hardcore residents of Halo nation and newbies alike. Played from a top-down—as opposed to first-person—perspective, it features rich storytelling, stunning graphics, and tons of action.

Played it yet? Whaddya think?

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  • Nathan
    63 Posts

    , agreed!

    Guy just hang on! Windows Phone is getting better and stop complaining about everything...

  • @ Dalydose... Really❕

    If you don't like exclusives then you have a long life of being disappointed.. That's how its going to be for now on with a lot of things because competition is so fierce..

    Just get the game already, and quit biachin... We have other issues to deal with... Just be glad that it's exclusive to WP... For now...

  • just wait a little guys

    exclusive for something is normal

    keep going Microsoft  

  • dalydose
    11 Posts

    I think you screwed this one up.  I'm a fan, but this was a mess.  Halo is one of the most favorable brands that you have and you did this tiered release with Verizon having it for 30 days before any other US customer.  The conversation wasn't about the game anymore, it was about whatever deal you made with Verizon.  Now the momentum and buzz is lost.

    We are ALL your customers, so there shouldn't be any "exclusive" deals with Microsoft branded products.  Should we expect that Skype will go to T-Mobile customers exclusively for the next update. Hey,  AT&T should get the new version of Office Mobile for 30 days before everyone else.  It sounds silly, right?  

  • Hoekie
    1 Posts

    True, but we at least have pay once play on tablet, laptop and PC.

    Love to see Windows Phone merge and even merge Xbox 360/One merge in pay once play many

  • Sad I have to repurchase Windows Phone games, even though I already bought on my Surface RT. Missing my Droid ecosystem.