Halo: Spartan Assault Release Slated for December 24; Xbox 360 Version Delayed

Microsoft has announced today that the top-down co-op shooter Halo: Spartan Assault will release on December 24 for the Xbox One at a price of $14.99. While many were expecting the game to release for both the Xbox platforms simultaneously, the Xbox 360 version will see to a delayed release in January 2014.

Halo: Spartan Assault was originally released for just Windows 8 phones, tablets and PCs. However, its growing popularity caused Microsoft to bring it on their console platform as well. As an incentive, those who already have purchased the PC or phone version of the game before December 15, can buy the Xbox One version for just $4.99.

As stated by the company before, Spartan Assault will relatively say similar on the Xbox One, apart from improved visuals, a bit of gameplay balancing, and a set of new achievements along with the old ones. Additionally the console version will introduce a new online co-op mode featuring the Flood.

The shooter is from 343 Industries and takes place between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4; where you’ll follow Edward Davis and Sarah Palmer. The game offers more background story to the human-Covenant conflict; for which the UNSC and Covenant signed a ceasefire in Halo 3.