Earlier today, Major Nelson confirmed via his blog that Halo: Spartan Assault is now available for the Xbox One. This top-down shooter currently retails for $14.99 for first time buyers and $4.99 for those who previously purchased the Windows 8 version of the game.
The events that take place within Spartan Assault are set between Halo 3 and 4 and revolve around the player’s decorated career as a spartan. Players can participate in over 30 campaign missions and will have access to the same weapons, vehicles, and armor abilities found within earlier entries of the series. In addition to having an all-new online co-op multiplayer mode, the Xbox One version will also have native 1080p support and run at 60fps. An Xbox 360 version of the game is expected to launch sometime in 2014.
While this new approach taken to the Halo universe is commendable, I feel many people will ultimately skip over this game and set their sights on Halo 5 instead. Halo is the one franchise that Microsoft doesn’t need to do massive marketing campaigns for primarily because most of these games are fully capable of selling themselves. In the case of Spartan Assault, this game feels more like a spinoff rather than a sequel and thus many fans won’t be interested in what it has to offer.
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Source: Major Nelson’s Blog