Halo: Spartan Assault is getting a free add-on and update with Operation Hydra, and Xbox 360 controller support is coming with it.

The add-on will be available for free on August 29 and it will add five new missions, new achievements, make certain weapons that were only available through micro-transactions unlockable with experience, and add the ability to play the game with an Xbox 360 controller.

The phone version of Spartan Assault originally released exclusively for Verizon devices, but now that game is available on all Windows 8 phones.

For more on the game, check out our review, and see the full press release on page two.


Our Take
I'm really happy to see the game getting controller support. I wrote
our review, and though I think it is a good game, I was confused as to why it didn't offer controller support. I am sure that will be the most fluid and approachable way to play the game. Ultimately I would like to see it come to Xbox Live Arcade, and I am hopeful that adding controller support means it is a possibility.