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Microsoft secretly registers Halo Spartan Assault domains [UPDATED]

Halo: Spartan Assault

There is a lot of buzz about Halo with E3 less than two weeks away.  Microsoft is expected to reveal Halo 5 but is not expected to share anything more about Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Halo TV series, of which little is known about.

It does appear however the company is up to something related to Halo ahead of E3 that is called Halo: Spartan Assault, according to several domain names Microsoft privately registered through the brand protection company MarkMonitor.

Among the latest names Microsoft registered in late May, are (WHOIS), (WHOIS) and (WHOIS).

Also registered were (WHOIS) and (WHOIS).

Each of the newly acquired names is registered to DNStination Inc, a Whois privacy service administered by MarkMonitor.  Microsoft is a well-known client of MarkMonitor and over the years has acquired many Halo-related domains through the company like Halo 7, Halo 8 and Halo 9, to name a few.

Back in 2009, a short fan fiction piece was written online by a fan who titled the story Halo Spartan Assault.

Halo Spartan Assault Fan Fiction

Of course, there is always the chance that Microsoft is doing nothing more than protecting its IP, but it’s highly unlikely with E3 right around the corner.

Although it’s only speculation at this point, you can bet Microsoft has something in the works for Halo: Spartan Assault.

Is it the title of a live action series? A video game? Something else? Who knows?

It’s obviously too early to say what exactly Microsoft has planned for Halo: Spartan Assault, but we should know more soon.

UPDATE 1 June 4, 2013:  Halo Spartan Assault has been revealed.  Below is the debut trailer.

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