Halo: Spartan Strike Launches Today on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, iPhone, iPad and Steam

The newest mobile top-down shooter from the Halo universe has officially arrived. Today, Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries, in conjunction with Vanguard Games, launched Halo: Spartan Strike on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, iPhone, iPad, and Steam as a digital download for $5.99 ERP (price and availability may vary by region).

Set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552, you can play through 30 challenging missions while leading UNSC troops through cities and jungles with an all new arsenal of weapons, abilities and vehicles.

Also available on iPad, iPhone, and Steam is the Halo: Spartan Bundle. The bundle includes both Halo: Spartan Assault – the original Halo top-down shooter that plays through the historic first missions of the Spartan Ops program as Commander Palmer – and Halo: Spartan Strike for $9.99 ERP (price and availability may vary by region).

Check Halo Waypoint for updated Halo information and keep tuning into Xbox Wire for the latest on Halo: Spartan Strike, Xbox and more.

Purchase Halo: Spartan Strike on the various platforms below:
Halo: Spartan Strike for Windows 8
Halo: Spartan Strike for Windows Phone 8
Halo: Spartan Strike for iPad, iPhone
Halo: Spartan Strike for Steam

50 thoughts on “Halo: Spartan Strike Launches Today on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, iPhone, iPad and Steam

  1. So a four month delay of a completely finished product so you could betray your own ecosystem and port it to iOS (no port for 360/One). Bravo, bravo (slow clap).

      1. And android…. the mobile os with the leading market share. Maybe if the console version comes out it will support cross play with pc once win10 is on xbox.

      2. The day it launches on Android is the day it becomes the most pirated piece of software as the APK will find its way around the net in no time. It’s worse than launching it on Steam without any proper encryption.

      1. On your phone? How, mine says the software is incompatible with my OS? It is working on the PC though, so I just bought it there, knowing the license is universal.

    1. It was a 5-month delay, actually. And yes, you nailed it: they fricken delayed the game for us Windows Phone / Windows 8 owners just so they could moronically give away their most important franchise to enemy platforms. It’s mind-boggling what the people who run Microsoft do sometimes.

      1. Yeah and releasing it on Steam resulted in that version being pirated on the first day.
        MS need to get it together fast.

    1. It’ll get ported to Xbox One in a few months with new modes and features, just like Halo: Spartan Assault was. In the meantime, play it on Windows Phone or Surface (it’s a universal purchase).

  2. Do I need to uninstall windows 10 technical preview and go back to windows 8 to download “Spartan Strike”? “Spartan Strike” doesnt show up in the windows 10 store

  3. This is a Universal App, so if you buy it on Windows Phone you will get it free on Windows 8. I’m surprised they don’t mention that.

    Also – “Earn achievements in Halo: Spartan Strike to unlock an exclusive emblem,
    nameplate, and avatar in Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One.”

  4. Incredible amount of stupidity that you didn’t release it for your Xbox consoles.

    Unless you plan to release it in the future and not tell us?

    Either way Halo belongs on Xbox first every time.

  5. Wait a minute. This takes place during Halo 2 but features the Promotheans who didn’t appear until Halo 4. Between this and the dumb Hunter worm thing in Halo: NIghtfall is anyone overlooking the Halo fiction?

    1. It’s not like Prometheans didn’t exist prior to 2557, and there’s nothing about Lekgolo behavior in Nightfall which isn’t supported by previous canon.

      1. But Prometheans didn’t revive until Requiem. And where in previous canon did the Hunter worms act like that? They could’ve easily wiped out whole squads of UNSC if that were the case. They’ve always been portrayed as a colony intelligence that manifests itself as paired hulking masses. Kill enough of them and the colony falls apart.

      2. The Prometheans on Requiem were already active when the Chief arrived.

        In the games Mgalekgolo also drive Scarabs, and obviously pre-technological Lekgolo didn’t run around in Hunter armor. Contact Harvest establishes that Lekgolo are very good at locating technoligical artifacts (I’m guessing by detecting magnetic fields, but it’s never explicitly established how). As to why they don’t normally run around as a naked colonies in warzones: you might have noticed that they weren’t actually all that effective in Nightfall. Sure they brought down a Pelican by gumming up it’s engines with their own bodies and mauled a couple humans pihrana-style when they managed to actually find the humans. However, due to the Lekgolo’s generally poor senses the humans for the most part evaded them easily. A single pair of Hunters (which would be far fewer Lekgolo than the colony in Nightfall) would have been much more effective, probably could have killed everyone before Episode 3.

      3. “you might have noticed that they weren’t actually all that effective in Nightfall”
        I would consider that awful CGI swarm very effective. And not in keeping with their behavior from previous Halo lore.

        Because of your lengthy and sincere response, I looked it up. These were special Hunter worms called Thanolekgolo. Experiments by the Forerunners left behind on Halo Installation 4. Not explained anywhere in the movie but somebody made up something afterwards to justify it. So there you go.

        It doesn’t make it or Prometheans showing up in the Halo 2 era good. It’s bad writing and lazy editing of the canon which concerns me for the future of the franchise under 343 Industries. Given the generally negative fan reaction to Halo: Nightfall, I think most would agree with me.

  6. I think the no Xbox 360/One is because a game on the market Spartan Strike is in for free. So they have not decided how to include a bundle that includes a game on the market that is already over $10 on it.

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