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Halo: Spartan Assault launching worldwide today

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Vanguard Games and 343 Industries' twin-stick-style, top-down arcade shooter, Halo: Spartan Assault will launch worldwide on July 18 for Windows 8-operated PCs, mobiles and tablets, according the Halo Waypoint website.

In the U.S., the mobile version will be exclusive on Verizon Wireless until Aug. 16. According to the website, 1 GB RAM is required to run the game on Windows Phone 8 devices and a "Version supporting 512 MB RAM [on] Windows Phone 8 [is] coming August 2013."

Set between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4, including the early days of the Spartan Ops program, the game will feature 25 missions and in-app purchases. For information about Halo: Spartan Assault, be sure to read our hands-on preview.

San Diego Comic-Con attendees can get hands-on with Halo: Spartan Assault and Xbox One games, including Ryse: Son of Rome and Killer Instinct, at Microsoft's booth, #100. Xbox One and Xbox 360 games will also be playable at Microsoft's offsite gaming lounge, in the Manchester Ballroom of the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego hotel. San Diego Comic-Con will take place from July 17-21. Polygon will be in attendance at Comic-Con to bring you all the latest video game news from the show.

Thank you, Cornelius Donley.

Update: Halo: Spartan Assault will launch today, July 18 at 4 p.m. PT, 343 Industries officially announced at Comic-Con today.