Get your Surface ready, Halo Spartan Assault now available for download on Windows 8
Today is the day, you can play Halo: Spartan Assault on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. We already gave you the link for the Windows Phone version, which only Verizon customers can enjoy here in the United States. But you can definitely get your Spartan Assault on with Windows 8, nobody is stopping you there. Read past the break to get the link for the Windows Store!
Halo: Spartan Assault is one awesome game. We’ve had a chance to play it a handful of times the past few months and can honestly say we’re stoked for it. It’s out for both Windows Phone and Windows 8, you’ll need to buy the game on each platform if you want to play it. It goes for $6.99 and is worth it for the high quality game you get with future updates that will extend replay value. What’s doubly cool is that your game state will save and sync across your various devices running Spartan Assault.
So what if you’re not a 110% diehard Halo fan, which version should you get? My personal opinion is that the Windows 8 version is the one for you. Which you can now download. Why Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8? Well both are great, but the keyboard support, larger touch screens, and future Xbox 360 controller support make this version the one to get for variety. And if have a device like the Surface Pro you’ll get 60 frames per second in gameplay versus the 30fps in Windows Phone / Windows RT / Atom processors.
Anyways, you can head to the Windows Store to get Halo: Spartan Assault (opens in new tab). It will cost you $6.99 (totally worth it).
Thanks for the link Austin A!
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Little bit of 'hood in that sentence.
Edit: looking extremely good so far! Thank goodness for the W8 version, the VZW exclusivity won't hurt me so bad :)
Graphics are really nice, easily one of the top games by far for the platform. They seem to stress in-app purchases; probably overkill for it being a 7 dollar game. Then again it is Halo, so they probably figured might as well.
The controls are really good on the tablet (some of the best for a mobile game). Takes a few moments to get use to driving the tank, but it works really well once you get the hang of it.
The keyboard is pretty awkward. You control by WASD, but because the maps (especially the tutorial) are designed at a 45° angle, you press two keys at once a lot of the time.
To all the people downloading it atm, stop and let me get it first.
What annoys me about this devide between phones and tablets. In the past MS have bragged how devs can code once and port anywhere so you could play your games on any device. The thing is, people don't want to pay for the same game more than once just so they can do that. Just get it together MS.
Wondering if I change the resolutions...
Select the article about Halo: Spartan Assault for WINDOWS PHONE.
Select the search button on your phone's lower charm bar, followed by the eyeball button.
Hover it over the article's provided QR code.
This isn't an issue of it not being on the store just yet in regular searches. People on Rogers are able to scan the QR code and download it just fine; all of us who aren't on Rogers are not able to download it because it says its not available for our phones.
I've tried the direct link, QR, store search, going through the WPCentral app to install; absolutely nothing is working for me, even though other Canadian users on multiple networks say they are able to install it.
Salt in the wound is that I can buy the Windows 8 version so local availablity really seems to be all over the place right now, barring any exclusivity agreements we don't know about or just not allowing people using unlocked phones on different networks to be able to purchase it.
This is my first Halo game ever and I'm beyond happy with it! A very good game!