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Top-down twin-stick Halo shooter, Halo: Spartan Assault is set to receive a sequel of sorts as Microsoft has just announced Halo: Spartan Strike for Windows 8-based PC’s, mobile devices and Steam.

Following much in the same vein as last year’s Spartan Assault, Spartan Strike lets players take part in arcade-style missions which take place during the story of the Halo games.

The game boasts new vehicles such as the Kestrel VTOL and a raft of new weapons from Halo 4 such as the Binary Rifle and Incineration Cannon to name a couple.

It’s not just the weapons that Spartan Strike borrows from Halo 4 either, as the game will also pit your Spartan against the Prometheans from that game in a story that takes place during the events of Halo 2.

Furthermore, those who play the game will also earn Xbox Achievements which unlock additional content in the forthcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One.

Developed by Vanguard Games, the game will cost $5.99 (£8.99 or so) on Steam and Windows devices when it touches down on December 12.

No release details have been shared for Xbox 360 or Xbox One versions of the game.

Source: Microsoft

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