Halo: Spartan Assault launched this past Summer as an exclusive for Windows 8 Tablets and Phones. Microsoft was hoping to lure more people over to their Windows devices with a new entry in the Halo franchise. Well, those who waited for a console port are in luck as Microsoft is bringing the twin-stick shooter to Xbox One and Xbox 360.
343 Industries is teaming up with Vanguard Games to bring the portable title to the Xbox consoles. Spartan Assault puts players in a galactic-scale war against the Flood – an overwhelming enemy that destroys everything in its wake. There will be 30 missions and will include an all-new Co-Op mode specifically designed for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Also included is the Operation Hydra expansion.
Halo: Spartan Assault was the first Halo title released for mobile devices. The game received good praise, though sales were most likely limited due to the title being exclusive to Windows 8 Tablets and Phones. Releasing the game on the more popular Xbox consoles is a smart move by Microsoft and 343 Industries. Not only will players benefit from better graphics, but also improved and more precise controls.
There has been no word on pricing, but Microsoft has confirmed that Halo: Spartan Assault will launch December 2013 for Xbox One and Xbox 360.