Posted Wed Oct 15, 2014 at 09:51 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Not the 'Halo' PC fans are looking for.
Remember 'Halo: Spartan Assault?' The top-down twin-stick shooter that debuted as a Windows 8 exclusive before going to the Xbox One, 360, and the PC. (Check out the review here.) Well the game is getting something of a sequel in the form of 'Halo: Spartan Strike.' The new game is set during the events of 'Halo 2' and should be an improvement over 'Spartan Assault,' especially as the new game does not feature microtransactions. 'Halo: Spartan Strike' is due out on some Windows platforms, (8.1, Phone 8/8.1) for $5.99. Apparently, buying the game and earning achievements will yield the pruchaser/player rewards in 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection.'
Key features included in Halo: Spartan Strike are:
Crush your enemies using the iconic Warthog jeep, or sweep them from the battlefield using the all-new Kestrel VTOL.
Use all-new weapons (Suppressor, Scatter Shot, Binary Rifle and Incineration Cannon) and armor abilities (Proximity Mine, Bubble Shield, Teleport, Shock Chain and Airstrike) to dominate on the battlefield.
Face off against new Promethean enemies; deadly mechanical warriors who seek mankind’s annihilation.
Experience an all-new story that will take you from New Mombasa on Earth to the enigmatic Gamma Halo located at the edge of charted space.
Take control! For this top-down shooter, you can choose between keyboard and mouse, USB Xbox controller, or touch-based virtual joystick.
Earn achievements in Halo: Spartan Strike to unlock an exclusive emblem, nameplate, and avatar in Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One (sold separately).
You can find the latest info on 'Halo: Spartan Strike' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
Source: Xbox Wire
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