Microsoft has revealed that Halo: Spartan Assault is a top-down action shooter for Windows 8 devices. For Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, Halo: Spartan Assault is the “first top-down action shooter that brings a Halo video game to touch-based devices.
Spartan Assault is developed by 343 Industries and Vanguard Games, and is self-described as a “pick-up and play experience” for all types of gamers.
Spartan Assault is set between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4, exploring the first missions in the Spartan Ops program, giving a closer look at the backstory for the Human vs. Covenant war. Spartan Assault features 25 unique missions in a single player setting. Players can compete in online leaderboards, weekly challenges, and earn achievements and medals for their progress.
Halo: Spartan Assault arrives in July 2013.