Halo Spartan AssaultYesterday, Microsoft announced the release of Halo for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, that is, in the near future the game will appear on tablets and mobile devices.

One of the most successful, famous and stunning series of first-person shooters – Halo – returns to its original platform. Yes, we’re talking about Halo for Windows, but it goes on the long-awaited version of the game for the PC.

Halo: Spartan Assault – the official name of the new project. The events of this game will take place in the period between the time of action of Halo 3 and Halo 4. Commander Sarah Palmer and Spartan Davis will be the main characters of the story. Halo: Spartan Assault – is a shooter with intuitive touch controls, which is designed exclusively for mobile devices.

Note that the first best-selling game of this magnitude is published for mobile platforms with touchscreens. Before a mobile version of a project of this scale have been either cut down versions of games, or do simple guides on them.

Previously, Microsoft had decided to withdraw entirely from the scope of Halo Xbox and it had a positive impact on sales of the branch, but in the case of WP8 experts do not expect the same positive. “When the Windows Phone platform came out, it was believed that her strongest side will be the integration with Xbox Live, but Microsoft has not been able to realize this potential,” – said Jack Kent, an analyst at IHS Screen Digest. “She was not able to attract developers to the platform, failed to gain significant market share and the developers did not believe that they will be able to return to those investments that have already been started to support Windows Phone”.

“Halo – this is a strong brand and a new game will certainly attract a certain audience, but one release is not enough to convince the majority of consumers in the success of the platform,” – he said.

According to Microsoft, the game Halo: Spartian Assault will be published by 343 Industries (division of Microsoft, responsible for the Halo 4), in collaboration with the Dutch Vanguard Games. Unlike other series Halo, Halo mobile version will be more like a RPG, rather than a first person shooter. Action Halo Mobile will be the plot somewhere between Halo 3 and Halo 4. In microsoft say the mobile game will cost 6.99 dollars in the U.S., but the game will be built in the purchase and gamers will be able to buy more gaming experience.

In addition to the Windows Phone, the novelty will also be released for Windows 8.

Released Halo for Windows is scheduled for July 2014. In the meantime, you can enjoy the first trailer Halo: Spartan Assault, which appeared yesterday:

Halo: Spartan Assault – Announce Trailer, Release Date!, Game Information