Halo: Spartan Assault

Yes! It was just yesterday we told you folks about Halo: Spartan Assault picking up an update sometime this week. Looks like that time is now, both the Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 versions have updates waiting for you in their respective Stores. Let’s see what’s new for Halo: Spartan Assault.

Head to either the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store and you’ll see an update available for both versions of Spartan Assault. Here’s what is new in each of them.

Windows 8

  • Operation Hydra - including 5 new missions
  • New Achievements (50 points) including Archeology, Silvertip, Tour of duty, A for Effort and Vidmaster Challenge 2.0
  • Support for Xbox 360 wired controllers – We knew this was coming from our earlier coverage, but now it’s confirmed that users will be able to plug in their Xbox 360 controller to their Surface Pro or desktop to get a new way to interact with the game

Windows Phone 8

  • Operation Hydra – including 5 new missions
  • New Achievements (50 points) including Archeology, Silvertip, Tour of duty, A for Effort and Vidmaster Challenge 2.0
  • Support for 512MB devices

Halo: Spartan Assault 512MB devices

All in all it looks like a great update for folks playing it on either device. Windows 8 users can look forward to using their Xbox 360 controllers with the game. And folks on Windows Phone 8 with 512MB devices, who have previously been left out, can now join the fight. And everyone gets to look forward to new missions and achievements.

All in all, it’s a solid update for a solid game. Easily one of the best on both Windows Phone and Windows 8. We’re just now downloading the game to our Lumia 620, so we can’t comment yet on gameplay, if you get download it be sure to let us know how it runs.

Halo: Spartan Assault costs $6.99 on both platforms, if you had to pick one we’d recommended the Windows 8 version because the larger displays make touch controls a little easier. Although you really can’t go wrong with either. Both the Windows Phone and Windows 8 version will sync your play state across devices. Ninja Edit: The update went fine on my Lumia 925 and I see the new levels, however the Windows 8 version has me starting over from the beginning after updating. Just a heads up. Ninja Edit 2: I'm not alone, others are missing their in-game progress after updating the Windows 8 version. Be careful, we've reached out to 343 Industrires and Vanguard Games to see what the deal is. 

Update: Vanguard Games has let us know that 343 Industries is aware of the issue on Windows 8 and working to resolve it. Progress is not lost and should be restored soon. 

Grab Spartan Assault in the Windows Phone Store or in the Windows Store

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