The lights are on
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 TakeI'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.
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Definitely happy this game is getting controller support and some free content. I really wasn't expecting this game to be that good, but it is definitely fun and a different Halo experience.
I think they have to bring this to XBLA. It's easy money for them.
I'm waiting for this to be released on XBLA or hacked/released for Windows 7. I would love me some top down shooter Halo, but I ain't switching to Win8 just for this :/
Another step towards Spartan Assault coming to XBL.
Hopefully this means an XBLA release isn't too far off. Really interested in checking this game out.
I really hope an XBLA version is coming soon. With the new consoles coming out, I will have no money to put towards a new tablet or operating system.
Just one step closer to getting it on the console, where it belongs. No way this thing is selling the way MS wants it on Windows Phones and Surface tablets or whatever. But to avoid looking bad, they'll keep it exclusive for awhile - probably a year. I expect it to hit XBLA in the Spring of 2014. When MS has focused completely on the XBone and will be struggling for good content to toss on the 360 & the Live Arcade.
I have it on my lumia 920 but i would love this on xbla with a pad just a perfect marriage.