Microsoft sets Halo: Spartan Assault for a December 24 release on Xbox One

Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s bringing presents for all the good girls and boys… including shotguns and assault rifles and rocket launchers! Microsoft has announced that Halo: Spartan Assault, their twin-stick shooter set in the Halo universe, will be released for the Xbox One on Christmas Eve, December 24.

Halo: Spartan Assault was previously released for Windows 8 PCs and devices through the Windows Store. The Xbox One edition will add a co-op mode and new weapons to the game, as well as include the “Operation Hydra” expansion. If you’ve previously purchased the Windows 8 version of Spartan Assault, you’ll be able to upgrade to the Xbox One edition for just $4.99.

If you’re interested in learning more about Halo: Spartan Assault, head over to Xbox Wire for an interview with the game’s Executive Producer, Dan Ayoub.

And if you’re an Xbox 360 owner and you’re interested in Spartan Assault, don’t worry, Microsoft plans to bring the game to the Xbox 360 in January 2014.

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