Halo: Spartan Assault for Xbox One due Dec. 24th; discounts for Windows 8/WP8 owners

A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced that Halo: Spartan Assault, the top-down shooter made first for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, would be coming to the Xbox One and Xbox 360 in December. Today, the company announced a specific release date for the Xbox One port; it will be available for download on December 24th for $14.99.

The bad news for Xbox 360 owners is that they will have to wait until January 2014 to get their version of the game. The good news, according to Xbox Wire, is that people who already own the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 versions can purchase the Xbox One port at a discounted price of $4.99.

As previously announced, the Xbox One version of the game will include all of the content in the Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 versions, plus the Operation Hydra DLC pack. In addition, the Xbox One port will add an online two player co-op mode where two players can fight off waves of The Flood. The port will also have 7.1 surround sound, and remastered sound effects.

Microsoft has also revealed the achievements that players can unlock while playing Halo: Spartan Assault on Xbox One. The game will likely be the last Xbox One title released in 2013.

Source: Xbox Wire

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I really don't get why they didn't release this for free on the Xbox one, both predecessors have undoubtedly been boosted by Halo and Halo 3. I mean how many sales are they really going to get on the xbox one meanwhile the cheaper PS4 has two free "probably better" games with PSN+. There really isn't any excuse.

Edited by Gaffney, Dec 10 2013, 1:36am :

Ha ha $15 for a port of a phone game. Boy Microsoft sure do love ripping off their customers. It should be free if you buy it on any platform. The split of their ecosystems is a joke and just means anyone invested in them gets charged again and again. Games are already more expensive than on rival systems so how about Microsoft start doing the decent thing.

the better twin said,
Ha ha $15 for a port of a phone game. Boy Microsoft sure do love ripping off their customers. It should be free if you buy it on any platform. The split of their ecosystems is a joke and just means anyone invested in them gets charged again and again. Games are already more expensive than on rival systems so how about Microsoft start doing the decent thing.

Better than Peggle 2 for $11.99

"Spartan Assault" is a good game, but I don't know that it's worth $15. Those new co-op missions better be a doozy for that price. Glad it's discounted for those of us who purchased the Windows 8 and/or Windows Phone 8 versions.

Anthony Tosie said,
"Spartan Assault" is a good game, but I don't know that it's worth $15. Those new co-op missions better be a doozy for that price. Glad it's discounted for those of us who purchased the Windows 8 and/or Windows Phone 8 versions.

I'm one of them. Can't wait for it to be released this 24th!

Especially in light of the recent sale at $3.70 (or something like that)... makes $15 for the same game look really expensive.

Would be nice if it was $14.99, $4.99 if you bought for Windows 8 or Windows Phone, and FREE if you bought for BOTH Windows 8 & Windows Phone.

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