Spartan Assault, the latest installation in the Halo franchise, features two familiar characters from earlier games.
According to Microsoft, a new title called Halo: Spartan Assault will debut at some point next month on Windows 8 PCs and tablets and Windows Phone 8 smart phones. The game, which was developed by 343 Industries and Vanguard Games, is set between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4, and centers on two familiar series protagonists, Sarah Palmer and Spartan Davis.
As opposed to the first-person perspective of most Halo games, Spartan Assault will be controlled from the top down, with the player manning a range of vehicles – including the Wraith, Scorpion, Ghost, and Grizzly – and soldiers in all-out frenetic battle. Microsoft has released some early screenshots from the game (see above), and unsurprisingly, they look pretty sharp.