Halo: Spartan Assault
The much awaited release date for Halo Spartan Assault on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 has finally arrived and it’s not just one but 2 dates.
For Xbox One owners, they can grab themselves n early Christmas present with the release hitting on December 24th, where as 360 owners need to wait a little longer with a more vague “January 2014” being given.
The price has been given as $14.99 (which is estimated to be about £10~ in the UK) is not a bad deal. Even better for the fans who have bought the game on either Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 as they can pick up the title for a measly $4.99!
From Xbox Wire:
When it released on Windows 8 devices and Windows Phone 8 earlier this year, “Halo: Spartan Assault” was greeted by Halo fans with open arms. The twin stick shooter was lauded by critics and players alike for presenting a game that looked and sounded just as great as the Halo games of old while providing a top-down experience that had never been seen in the series. In fact, the only thing that was missing was the ability to play the game on your console.
That all changes on December 24 when a new and improved “Halo: Spartan Assault” comes to Xbox One via a digital download priced at $14.99. Not only will the game look gorgeous on the Xbox One thanks to its native 1080p resolution and smooth 60 fps frame rate, it will also feature a brand-new cooperative mode, new weapons, and the inclusion of the “Operation Hydra” add-on.
Best of all, fans that have purchased “Halo: Spartan Assault” for Windows 8 devices or Windows Phone 8 to date or purchase prior to December 15, 2013, will be eligible to purchase the Xbox One version of the game at the discounted price of $4.99. And don’t worry, Xbox 360 owners: “Halo: Spartan Assault” will be available on your console in January 2014.
Halo: Spartan Assault
Finally the day has arrived when you can play some Halo on the move. This comes in the form of Halo: Spartan Assault that we have previously covered. At last, you can now pick it up from the marketplace and start playing!
For Windows Phone it is priced at £5.49/$6.99 and you can grab it here.
For Windows 8/RT it is priced at £4.99/$6.99 and you can grab it here.
Some points to note:
- Game progress will continue seamlessly between both devise but you will need to buy both versions.
- Currently the WP version is exclusive to Verizon in the US (only) and will be available to all US customers after 30 days (sucks I know
- This available for Windows Phone 8 handsets only (sorry 7.x folks) and only to those that have 1GB RAM, though 512MB RAM devices will get support in August.
This past weekend at Rooster Teeth’s annual convention (RTX) 343 Industries unveiled and showcased the next pieces of DLC for last years Halo 4. It will feature two new maps, a new gametype, several new skins for weapons, new armor pieces, and stances for your Spartan ID.
Being shown first were two new maps in the Bullseye Pack, Vertigo and Pitfall. With Pitfall being introduced it also marked the return of Halo 3’s The Pit.
Halo: Spartan Assault comes to Windows 8 and Phone 8
For years now everyone with a Windows Phone has been asking for a Halo game to play on the move and now their prayers have been answered in the form of a top-down halo game.
Releasing in July it won’t be long for Windows 8 PC and Windows Phone 8 users to enjoy a little Spartan action on the go.
For full details, please visit the official page over on Halo Waypoint.
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