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Halo: Spartan Assault avatar items beat the game to market by a day

Halo: Spartan Assault avatar items gear

For at least a week we knew that the Halo: Spartan Assault launch party was scheduled for last night, July 16. But Microsoft didn’t want to announce the game’s actual launch date for some reason, so doubt remained that it would arrive this week. Well, Spartan Assault didn’t release today, but this evening we officially learned that it’s coming tomorrow.

Fans might have to wait another day to play Halo: Spartan Assault, but that doesn’t mean they can’t celebrate the game’s impending release right this minute. Microsoft and 343 Industries have just released seven new Spartan Assault-themed avatar items on the Xbox Marketplace. Hey, at least our avatars can be dressed for success when the game launches tomorrow!

Costume play

Halo: Spartan Assault avatar  shirts

What do the seven new avatar items consist of? Well, a Spartan Assault logo t-shirt in both male and female variations accounts for two of them. A stylish Palmer helmet t-shirt comes in boy and girl styles as well. The design resembles the emblems that players create for themselves in the Halo games. All four shirts cost 80 Microsoft Points (they’re not quite defunct yet) or $1 each.

Halo: Spartan Assault avatar armor

Of course, fanciful avatar stuff tends to be way more exciting than t-shirts. Thankfully, Microsoft also released full golden avatar body armor based on Spartan Davis, the game’s new male character. The Spartan Davis Armor comes in both male and female varieties for a steep 320 Microsoft Points ($4) each. Spartan Assault’s other protagonist Sarah Palmer’s armor has been available since February, when it was released as part of the Halo 4 avatar collection.

Props for the prop

Halo: Spartan Assault avatar  tablet

The seventh and final new Spartan Assault avatar item has quickly become one of my favorite props to date. It’s a Windows 8 tablet with screen borders that match the actual Halo: Spartan Assault in-game border. I wouldn’t want the corners of my actual tablet cut off like that, but it’s a striking design nonetheless. The rear of the tablet is emblazoned with the game’s logo. The Halo: Spartan Assault Tablet prop rings up at 240 MS Points ($3).

You can browse or purchase the full assortment of Halo: Spartan Assault gear at



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Sam Sabri says:

You say goodbye, I say Halo. 

walter1832 says:

Halo. Is it me you're looking for?

I can see your Halo

g_davis5 says:

I can see it in your eyes,

Eas195 says:

Halo. What can I do for you?

HaibaneReki says:

You say YOLO, I say Halo ;)

My little halo :D

Tomarrow! Why u no come? today! Why u no go?

Zulfigar says:

Can anyone possibly make a background like that for both Surface RT and Pro?

Paul Acevedo says:

It would be pretty easy for someone who owns the Windows 8 version, I'd imagine.

Zulfigar says:

Hmm, good point, can probably find it somewhere in all of the files.

MediaCastleX says:

At certain participating locations and websites, skins can be made...I will gladly update when I can find the info! ;)

Zulfigar says:

Hopefully it's found / made then, because that would be a nice background. ;)

Nik Rolls says:

You mean the angled corners or the logo?

WPSteve says:

We need more Windows Phone props!

TechAbstract says:

Can't even buy a Windows Phone prop.

Josh Harman says:

I have one. A yellow 920, don't remember how I got it though.

kingkoopa09 says:

I think that was an Xbox tile one day on the 360 it was an article about it here I think

bulgar4e says:

yep it was from an ad

sumothong01 says:

I agree. I got the one for watching that WP video but I want more!!! Do you here me Microsoft!!!

Bee Mon says:

Spartan armor! YES YES YES! Me buy buy buy!

As an AT&T customer accustomed to Nokia exclusives and a Halo fanboy of nearly a decade, I'm going to be deeply upset for the next 30 days.

Josh Harman says:

I feel your pain... I mean not exactly since I'm on Verizon, but I understand.

And as a Verizon customer and Halo fanboy, I'm going to be very happy by this time tomorrow!

Zulfigar says:

I feel your pain, but hey, Josh and Siik will have to live with bugs that you and me don't have to. At least on the  phone version. :D

Nik Rolls says:

As a customer anywhere outside the US, I will have clocked the game before you've even tasted the first level.

alokinalset says:

Halo halo, sweet dessert..

1ll1TERAT3 says:

I'm still mad that I have to wait another month!

donebrasko says:

It would be nice if they gave you a free item when u buy the game

Josh Harman says:

Yeah like a 1020...

trwrt says:

What is this, like buying clothes for your Barbie doll or something?

Would rather spend money on the game.......

Wagan8r says:

I wonder how much Verizon paid to get the excusivity period.

bsd107 says:

Why don't Props show up in Windows 8?

GunplaGamer says:

i still cannot find the game :(  Maybe they ran into some problems and delayed it?

vaderthedog says:

As predicted, no Spartan assault in uk regardless of ms promise of July 18th release.... More lies......thankyou MICROSOFT !

spyderzWPC says:

so where is this spartan assault, I see the games under games but when I click buy it brings me to the windows 8 store where there is no halo