Halo is coming to Windows 8 tablets and PCs, along with Windows Phone 8 smartphones this July in the form of Halo: Spartan Assault (don’t worry, Surface owners; the new game will run on Windows RT as well). Taking the form of a top-down, twin stick shooter, Halo: Spartan Assault will be Halo’s first foray into the tablet and smartphone arena.
Players take the role of Commander Sarah Palmer (the Squad commander from Halo 4′s excellent Spartan Ops) in her major mission as an elite Spartan-IV soldier. All the favourite weapons from the franchise return, as does the ability to command vehicles to aid in the fight against the Covenant. Also, if you’re not a fan of touch controls, the PC version of the game will be controllable with a mouse and keyboard. You can see the game in action in the announcement trailer above.
Check out our gallery after the jump for plenty of screenshots from Halo: Spartan Assault.