Didn't see this one coming...
A couple of days, Spartan Games changed their logo on their website from their classical Greek Spartan helmet silhouette to this:
Which caused all the fanboys to do a collective "what the..." and everyone was wondering if it was just an Easter Egg or if there was an announcement coming. Low and behold:
"Spartan Games is to produce Halo tabletop miniatures games
Spartan Games has entered into a License Agreement with Microsoft Corporation to design and produce tabletop miniatures games for “Halo®”, the global entertainment phenomenon. The first products will be on sale around the world through Spartan Games’ sales and distribution channels in 2015.
The award winning “Halo” franchise was first seen on the Xbox in 2001, but has since transcended video games to build a worldwide fan base of millions and inspired best-selling novels, comic books, action figures, apparel and more. Now exciting tabletop miniatures games can be added to the list.
Neil Fawcett, Creative Director, Spartan Games said “Our design team are huge fans of ‘Halo’ and this opportunity is the icing on the cake for them. After six years of successfully creating our own games and models, we can now work with Microsoft to bring epic ‘Halo’ spaceship battles to gaming tables around the world. And if that’s not enough, we’re making fast and furious ground combat games as well. Hard to tell what is more exciting: invading Reach with our Covenant Fleet or assaulting ground defences with Spartans and UNSC Marines?”
So these guys make fleet games as a rule, so here are some of the space fleet models that have been announced:
And now http://store.steampowered.com/app/540010
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