‘Halo: Spartan Assault’ Jumps Ship to Xbox One & 360

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Microsoft has a number of blockbuster exclusives in its arsenal, but none stand as tall as the incredibly successful Halo franchise. Xbox owners have grown accustomed to the release of every new iteration in the series, but fans were disappointed when Halo: Spartan Assault bypassed a console release and became a Window 8 exclusive. Now, after several months, 343 Industries has now announced that it’ll finally be bringing the top-down Halo shooter to both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One in order to appease its console fan base.

Halo: Spartan Assault will feature much of the same gameplay that it did on Windows 8 devices. The story bridges the gap between Halo 3 and Halo 4 by throwing players into the combat boots of either Commander Sarah Palmer or Spartan Davis as they battle with Covenant forces. There are over 30 missions to play through, plenty of vehicles to pilot, achievements to unlock, and a wide range of environments to trek across.

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While most of the original content will remain intact, there are also a number of new additions that are exclusive to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of Spartan Assault. First and foremost, the twin-stick Halo shooter will now feature an online co-op mode, as well as a handful of new co-op missions for those who want to play with a friend. The Flood is said to be making a grand reappearance within the new co-op missions, but players will be able to combat them with a wide range of exclusive weapons, armor abilities, and upgrades.

Both Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions will also feature Operation Hydra (a downloadable add-on from the Windows 8 game), ensuring that fans that held out for a console version get a little something extra. Halo: Spartan Assault isn’t scheduled to release until later this December (and a price point hasn’t been announced), but fans who’ve waited this long already can likely hold onto their hard-earned cash a little bit longer.

Will you be picking up Halo: Spartan Assault on Xbox 360 or Xbox One?

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Source: Halo Waypoint

TAGS: 343 Industries, Halo, Halo: Spartan Assault, Microsoft, Mobile, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One

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  1. LOL seems their phone and windows 8 sales weren’t good enough. Don’t worry though, it’s just a twin stick shooter.

  2. Its an okay game. I liked it okay. Ill prob get it for xbox as well

  3. yeah I am just clambering for an Xbox one now.. oh wait.. no I’m not. I used to be one of the biggest fans of the halo series before they turned it into a cash cow and left behind all the amazing things they started with the first 3. Pass

  4. Suks how there’s no price announced. I wana play Spartan assault for windows phone but if it’ll be free on Xbox one then hell yea I can wait for a couple weeks

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