Last year, Microsoft introduced the highly popular Halo franchise for Windows Phone and Windows tablets in the form of Halo: Spartan Assault. The game was available in both Windows and Windows Phone Store for $4.99, and received its fair share of success. Now, Microsoft, in collaboration with 343 Industries, has announced its sequel dubbed as Halo: Spartan Strike. The game is set to launch for Windows Phone, Windows, and Steam on December 14th.
343 Industries producer Fred LaPorte also sat down with IGN to give them a detailed overview of the game, revealing what gamers can expect from the game. The game is set during Halo 2 events, and features plethora of improvements compared to Halo: Spartan Assault. The company stated that Halo: Spartan Strike will come with improved controls to offer users an improved gaming experience. LaPorte also mentioned they’ve improved grenade throwing mechanism in the latest title, as well as more enhancements, and new enemies.
Users can also drive new vehicles, including the warthog. They also removed microtransactions from the game, so you can now purchase new weapons, and special abilities using the in-game credits. Unfortunately, there will no multiplayer in the Halo: Spartan Strike, and will only be a single-player game. Additionally, there will be several achievements during the game — some will let you earn rewards in the upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection, weekly challenges, and more.
The game will come with a $5.99 price tag in all three stores, and is a universal Windows app, meaning you only have to purchase it on one device, and transfer it to any other Windows devices you own — Steam as well. The game is still exclusive to Windows devices, and LaPorte confirmed during the game walkthrough with IGN that they don’t have any plans to bring it to iOS and Android, or even Microsoft’s Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. Head over to the IGN link below to view the game walkthrough, it looks quite similar to Halo: Spartan Assault in terms of graphics.Further reading: Halo, Microsoft, Windows 8.1, Windows Phone