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April 16, 2015

Incoming! Halo: Spartan Strike is ready for battle on Windows Phone

The fight against the Covenant and Promethean armies continue on Lumia.

2013’s “Halo: Spartan Assault” marked the first time that Microsoft’s venerable Halo video game franchise stormed mobile devices. Given that it was a smash hit for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, it was only a matter of time before a follow-up would join its ranks in the Windows Phone app store.


Available for download today, “Halo: Spartan Strike” is a top-down shooter. Taking on the role of a Spartan supersoldier, you’ll lead UNSC troops through 30 pulse-pounding missions to defend Earth against alien Covenant and Promethean enemies.

“Halo: Spartan Strike” is a classified ONI simulation that starts during the events of Halo 2. The all-new, single-player story will have you battling through cities and far away jungles in the Halo universe.

While overcoming intense firefights is key to winning each mission, you’ll have more than an armory of new weapons (such as the Suppressor, Scatter Shot, Binary Rifle, and Incineration Cannon) at your disposal. Drive the iconic Warthog light reconnaissance vehicle to crush enemies or attack from the air with the all-new Kestrel VTOL aircraft.

“Halo: Spartan Strike” offers cross-platform shared progress through any Windows 8 and 8.1 device, meaning that you can you can finish one level on your tablet and then switch to your Lumia to play the next.

Halo fans who own “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” for Xbox One will have the opportunity to unlock an emblem, nameplate, and avatar by earning achievements in “Halo: Spartan Strike.”

Halo: Spartan Strike” is out now worldwide for $5.99 and is compatible with Windows Phone devices with 512MB RAM.  And since it supports both Live and Wide Live tiles, you’ll want to pin it to your Start screen for easy access.

If you haven’t already downloaded it, prepare for “Halo: Spartan Strike” by playing “Halo: Spartan Assault.” Read more about it here.

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