Halo: Spartan Assault coming to Xbox 360 tomorrow

halo-spartan-assault-bannerWell, it’s about time.  Halo: Spartan Assault was released for Windows 8 and Windows Phone all the way back in July of last year.  After landing on the Xbox One just before Christmas, it’s finally making its way to the Xbox 360 tomorrow.  Since when is the 360 an after thought?  I’m outraged, and I hope you are too.  Read on to learn more about Spartan Assault, and to wallow in our shared anger.

I was just kidding about the wallowing in shared anger.  I prefer solitary brooding over mob rage.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  Anyway, what were we talking about?  Oh yeah, Halo: Spartan Assault.  As Microsoft so kindly reminded us, it’s coming to Xbox 360 tomorrow.  In case you’ve never heard of it, allow me to drop some knowledge.  The game is an isometric shooter, and takes place between Halo 3 and Halo 4.  You play as Sarah Palmer, whom fans should remember from Halo 4 as the Commander of Spartan IVs onboard the UNSC Infinity.  In Spartan Assault, you’ll be playing as her before she rose to the rank of Commander, and reliving some of her most important missions.  There are 30 missions in all, and few take more than 10 to 15 minutes to complete, making the game a natural fit for mobile devices.

Spartan Assault gained some extra features when it moved from phones to the Xbox One, and these features will all make the jump to the 360.  The game now features an online co-op multiplayer mode, new weapons and armor, and brings back the Flood as a new adversary.  The game also comes complete with 40 new achievements, for all you cheevo hounds out there.  Sound fun?  Of course, it does.  It’s Halo.  How could it possibly not be fun?  Check out the trailer below.

Halo: Spartan Assault will retail for $14.99, unless you already bought the Windows 8 or Windows Phone version of game. If you did, you can upgrade for $4.99.


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    Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.