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Halo: Spartan Assault

Just in time for my flight to Seattle, WA, Microsoft has just published the awaited game, Halo:  Spartan Assault.  This game is made for touch enabled devices; specifically, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

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You can download the game right now for Windows 8 devices (I just downloaded the ~850 MB game for my Surface RT) for the low price of $6.99. 

For Windows Phone 8 users, Halo: Spartan Assault is exclusive to Verizon customers ONLY for the moment.  My understanding is that it will come to ALL Windows Phone 8 phones (that can support the hardware requirements) in about a month.

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For Windows 8

For Windows Phone 8 (coming soon)

Publisher Description

Halo: Spartan Assault brings the excitement of Halo combat to touch-based devices for the very first time. Battle your way through 25 action-packed missions against the Covenant as you explore the origin of the Spartan Ops program and Halo 4’s Spartan Commander, Sarah Palmer.

Earn Xbox achievements, complete mission and weekly challenges, unlock new customizations for your Halo 4 career, and compete against your friends for the top scores in the leaderboards.

It’s time to join the assault, Spartan!

*Halo Spartan Assault requires users to sign into Xbox with a Microsoft account to play.

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Halo: Spartan Assault coming July

imageAs a long-time fan of the Halo Franchise, I’m super excited to see that Halo will be extended to the Windows 8 and Windows Phone Platform.  By now, you may have already read the blogs about it, but if not, I want to make sure I spread the word.

I’m also really excited that this will be ONLY available on Windows 8 and Windows Phone devices.

Details from Halo Waypoint

Available only for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, “Halo: Spartan Assault” is a new top-down action shooter that brings a “Halo” video game to touch-based devices for the first time in franchise history. Developed by 343 Industries in conjunction with Vanguard Games, “Halo: Spartan Assault” provides an accessible, pick-up-and-play experience for fans and newcomers alike.

 

Set between the events of “Halo 3” and “Halo 4,” “Halo: Spartan Assault” is a new chapter of the award-winning “Halo” universe that explores the first missions of the Spartan Ops program and dives deeper into the backstory of Human-Covenant wars. Play through the eyes of either Commander Sarah Palmer or Spartan Davis stationed aboard the UNSC Infinity as they fight never-before-seen battles against Covenant forces.

 

With rich storytelling, intuitive controls, and best-in-class action, audio and graphics, “Halo: Spartan Assault” brings the epic scale and action of the “Halo” universe to mobile devices through unrivaled action and intensity.

Watch the Official Trailer

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FREE Windows Phone Games are NOW FREE for Windows 8

Earlier in the week I did a post to share that four Windows Phone games were made freely available for Windows Phone Users (normally $2.99 each).  These games are FREE for Windows Phone users through April 15, 2013.

Three of those games are now FREE for Windows 8.  I can’t confirm, but I was told they are free until April 17, 2013.

Gravity Guy

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Monster Island

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iStunt 2

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Windows Phone: Act Fast – 4 FREE Games Through April 15, 2013

Windows Phone has made available four games for FREE.  Normally, they cost $2.99 each.  Visit the blog for more information.

Gravity Guy

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Monster Island

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iStunt 2

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Fragger

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Game On: Temple Run lands on Windows Phone

It’s been nearly a week since Temple Run has landed for Windows Phone 8.  I am on vacation this week for my kid’s Spring Break and I have finally had an opportunity to play this very addictive game.  The FREE game can be viewed by going to the Windows Phone marketplace

I was able to capture a few screenshots while I played.  The game has you running from these crazed monkeys through a temple maze – running at a fast pace and overcoming obstacles of jumping, sliding, leaning, and turning where you get points for distance and gathering of coins. 

You are also able to cash in the coins you collected for some character upgrades… and, if you want, you have the option of spending a few dollars to get the upgrades sooner… fully taking advantage of the in-game app purchases.

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The developers at Imangi Studios, LLC. did a fantastic job on getting this to the Windows Phone platform.  It is very responsive and is nicely done (unlike some of the other games that I’ve played recently…. i.e. Words with Friends).

I’m challenging my Windows Phone friends to post your score… can you beat me?  To be honest, I’m not quite sure if this is a good score or not… I was very disappointed I haven’t been able to pass 1,000,000 yet.

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Overall, I give this game an Excellent Rating and want to thank the publishers at Imangi Studios, LLC. for getting this on the Windows Phone platform… now, may I ask, when is Temple Run 2 coming to Windows Phone?

In summary, The Challenge is on!!!!  How have you done?  Have you beaten my score?

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