GAMES FIRMS Microsoft and 343 Industries have stuck a Master Chief sized boot back into the Halo franchise announced that they will release Halo: Spartan Assault this summer.
Halo: Spartan Assault follows on the heels of Halo 4, the first title in the series not to have been produced by Bungie.
343 Industries' Halo 4 did not disappoint however, and this PC and mobile version will link to its bigger Xbox 360 brother.
The action will take place somewhere between Halo 3 and Halo 4 and dip back into the Spartan Ops games in the most recent release.
We can expect a more detailed look at the back story and a top first person shooter experience.
"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," said Microsoft.
"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."
The game will be released in July and Microsoft apparently is still deciding on prices for the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 versions.
In the trailer the game is described as "epic". It has a different view than the Halo that we know, but it looks very similar. Opponents look at the same, and the game sounds the same.
There will be 25 missions to work through and weekly challenges to compete in. All this can add up to 40 achievements for your avatar. µ
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