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Halo: Spartan Strike now available on Windows 8.1, Windows Phone, iOS, Steam

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Halo: Spartan Strike, the twin-stick shooter from 343 Industries and Vanguard Games, launched today on Windows 8.1, Windows PC via Steam, Windows Phone and iOS.

Publisher Microsoft Studios had originally planned to release Spartan Strike Dec. 12, but delayed the game in early December because 343 Industries had a higher priority at the time: fixing Halo: The Master Chief Collection. When Microsoft announced Spartan Strike in October, a producer said the company had "no plans" to bring it to Android, iOS Xbox 360 or Xbox One, but the game is now available on iOS as well as the previously announced platforms.

Spartan Strike is the spiritual successor to 2013's Halo: Spartan Assault, which was also co-developed by 343 Industries and Vanguard Games. Spartan Strike takes place on New Mombasa in 2552, during the events of Halo 2. You play as a Spartan super-soldier in 30 missions of an ONI simulation, leading UNSC forces through urban areas, jungles and other environments. Certain Achievements in Spartan Strike unlock exclusive items in The Master Chief Collection.

You can buy Spartan Strike for $5.99 on Steam for Windows PC, in the Windows Store for Windows 8.1, in the Windows Phone Store for Windows Phone and on the App Store for iOS. Microsoft is also selling the Halo: Spartan Bundle, which includes both Spartan Assault and Spartan Strike, for $9.99 on all four platforms. The package marks the debut of Spartan Assault on iOS. For more, check out the Spartan Assault launch trailer above and its first trailer below.