Halo: Spartan Assault Release Update and New Achievements

We are now just over two weeks away from the first Halo appearance on Xbox One! Today, 343 Industries in conjunction with Vanguard Games announced that Halo: Spartan Assault will be available worldwide for digital download on December 24th for $14.99. The Xbox 360 version will follow in January 2014.

Good news for those that have already purchased Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 – anyone who purchases the game on one of those platforms before December 15th will be eligible to purchase the Xbox One version of the game at the discounted price of $4.99.

As an Xbox One title, there are 1000 Achievement Points up for grabs, which means new Achievements and higher values to gun for. In case you missed it, Halo Waypoint published the full, updated Halo: Spartan Assault Achievement list here.

For more on Halo: Spartan Assault, including Q&A with the Executive Producer and details on the new all-new co-op mode, head on over to Xbox Wire.

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  • AlphaOmega83

    A ‘new’ view of the Halo universe. You know, the one from Halo Wars.

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  • Anonymous

    Where’s the Games for Gold for Xbox One you said you had more information to share in December

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    • ImTheMetalLord

      It’s still December. In fact December isn’t even 1/3 over yet.

      Patience is a virtue my Anonymous friend!

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    • Michael Burden

      I believe the wording was that there would be details in early 2014 – there was never a mention of a December date.

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      • mcmax3000

        Yeah, he said information would be coming in 2014 (I don’t even think he said early, just 2014), not December of this year.

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  • Alex

    should be cross buy since i already bought it on PC, just another way to empty out my wallet eh microsoft.

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  • SecondOne

    So no discount for buying the Xbox360 version:/ ?

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  • Giovani Rodriguez-ceja

    I have $25 from bing rewards:)

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    • Marcus Roof

      yay? want a f*ckin cookie?

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  • m1nh0ca

    Would get this game… if Windows Phone 7.8 was not abandoned.
    Or, even better: if there was an update for Lumia 800 to run Windows 8.

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  • ElektroDragon

    Thank you for the Cross Buy discount Microsoft! You are learning! You have now ensured that I purchase the X1 version as well!

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    • Ed Harrison

      Likewise! Maybe I’ll actually get around to finishing it on the X1!

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  • Allan

    Not wanting to criticize the news but I always thought, why I have to buy the same thing twice? Why not see what I already bought? I already did my part buying the product and now I have the right to use it wherever I want right?
    So why do I have to buy something for Steam, them Xbox, them PS3, them Windows 8… it’s the exactly same thing, is not like I’m buying the “New Version” with all the DLC’s included and all, it is the same thing.
    Just saying…

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    • Danilo Viana

      Different platforms, so it’s not “the same thing”. If what you said was true then going to the theater to watch a movie would entitle you to get the bluray and watch the Netflix version for free.

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      • Allan

        Not at all, when I go to the movies, I’m paying for the experience of watch the movie in a big screen… when I buy the DVD I’m paying the right to watch the movies whenever I want, Netflix, is for the right of have options.
        The game, is a product, just like the DVD, yes, I know, is another plataforma, but the question here is about digital product, why do I have to pay for the same thing?
        Is just a question, I’m not criticizing Microsoft or another company because of this kind of business, but have you ever thought that this is just another “DRM” since I do have the product but only on their terms?
        It’s digital after all, it’s just a key and the right to do a download, why not a download in a plataform that really belongs to me? They can see that since my windows phone, my xbox one, my 360, my Windows 8 laptop have all the same user…

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      • Guest

        If you buy Borderlands 2 on the 360, you don’t get the PS3 version as well.

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      • Allan

        That’s my point…

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      • Danilo Viana

        You may think you’re playing for the “experience” of going to the theater the same way you’re paying for the “experience” of playing on a console instead of a computer or smartphone. The fact is that you’re paying for the right to use the license. Movies are the same thing, nor the game or the movie is yours, the company just sold you a right to use it as they see fit. Wanna experience it any other way? (Bluray for a movie, console port for a game) then you have to pay again.

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    • NarcoSleepy

      This might be a possibility once the platform APIs and marketplace are unified. Here’s hoping, anyhow…

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      • Allan

        That’s what I mean, na unified marketplace for your user.

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  • Jonathan Lee Kort

    Fantastic! First Peggle 2, and now Halo! Great “arcade” releases for Xbox One in December. Going to be a fun Christmas break!!!

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  • gamer04

    anyone know if the co-op mode is the full campaign? or just a seperate mode?

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    • gamer04

      sounds like a separate mode, wonder if it has any story to it or if it is just levels.

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  • mcmax3000

    I was already planning on picking this up, but for only $5 since I bought the WP8 version? Bonus.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Being in the UK, I assume the use of dollar pricing is just convenience. Can you confirm that folks across the world who have already purchased for WP8 (and, in my case, Windows 8) will be able to get a discounted price on Xbox One, too?

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    • Jeff Rubenstein

      Yes, this is a global offer. The prices vary by region, so for the UK specifically, the discounted price is £3.99.

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      • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

        $2 more than US, seems fair.

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      • Bennijin

        What’s with the price increases on digital content in the UK recently? We were already paying more as it was.

        $5 content used to be £3.39 ($5.57), now it’s £3.99 ($6.55).
        $15 content used to be £9.99 ($16.41), now it’s £11.99 ($19.69).
        $20 content used to be £13.49 ($22.16), now it’s £15.99 ($26.26).

        We’re not getting any more, so why are we being asked to pay (even) more? It seems really odd you’d do this to your UK customers, aren’t we the only European market the 360 sold more in?

        I’m not happy with this, not happy at all.

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      • todd Wright

        i think uk has more taxes is why

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      • Ed Harrison

        You’re right that VAT (our equivalent of sales tax) is 20% in the UK, which is clearly a factor. I think Bennijin’s point, though, was that our tax rate hasn’t changed recently, but the dollar -> pound conversion of MS content seems to have done.

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      • WARLORD

        European taxes is why you pay more…..

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      • Bennijin

        Which would be a valid point but the tax hasn’t changed.

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  • EldritchWarlord

    Just so everyone knows: the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 versions are $7 so with the discount it’s actually cheaper to buy one of them and this version rather than just this one.

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  • ae69ae

    $15 is a great price.

    BTW: If your Xbox One Network setting doesn’t move from Strict and you cannot join other parties and turn on party chat–change your Xbox one. Microsoft store has consoles to swap. Just trying to help ya’ll out.

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    • A. J.

      Those settings are most likely dependent on your router or firewall. Changing your console shouldn’t help.

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  • IvanCD(MaidenLOKO)

    I was waiting for that one!!Once I got it on W8 it´s great to see this discount!!Great news!Halo Christmas!!

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  • Charles Smith II

    Already bought for my surface but I’ll definitely pick it up for $4.99 on the Xbox One. Thanks!

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  • morpheus2n2

    Sweet can’t wait

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  • MrAdun

    No local co-op…?😦 Why are modern consoles moving away from local co-op action games… I will not be buying this unless I can play WITH people sitting in my living room, a-la Gauntlet.

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    • chex_mix

      I am totally on your side here but obviously the future is more geared towards XBox Live and online play. Like I said, I enjoy actually having friends over and playing locally but apparently it is not a required feature for the majority of people. If it was, game developers would see a drop in sales and be sure to include it as a feature of the game. But, if people, are buying your game like hot cakes and you DON’T have the feature, why add it in? Peggle 2, which just came out today, also does NOT have local play and, I thought, that was one of the more enjoyable features of the game.

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      • MrAdun

        I agree. I mean, I know why this feature isn’t included anymore, but it’s just kinda depressing. I can understand developers not wanting to decrease the playability of a game by split screens or 4-boxing it. But top-down shooters were pretty much designed for local co-op play.

        What bugs me about it here, or like you said with Peggle, if you watch the gameplay trailer, the camera zooms out and pans to keep both players in the field of view. There’s no split screen dilemma.

        My girlfriend wants to play games with me, I know people who have kids who want to play with each other, but modern consoles just don’t encourage people playing together anymore. Well, unless you don’t mind shoving your couch out of the way and playing dance games…

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      • A. J.

        This is a game my wife would actually play since it is simple and not full of gore. But since we only have one X1, it isn’t going to happen.

        More games should have local co-op. I agree split screen is a drag, but this type of game should be fine.

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      • A. J.

        Actually, I think it has been announced that local co-op is coming to Peggle 2 via an update.

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  • Fred Bloggs

    So whats the full price going to be in the UK?

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  • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

    Nice one this is a great idea with discounting games if you had previously bought it if it happens more in the future id happily double buy games for the different experiences

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  • http://fyfps.tumblr.com/ Giorgio Tsoukolas

    Windows version is $7 while the console version is $15? Why would I want to pay double for a port?

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    • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

      it not just a port it has co op and other features

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    • Bennijin

      And yet buy the Windows version and the console version on top comes to less in total! Utterly ridiculous.

      I’d have bought them for WP8 and W8 the other day when they were 50% off too but you can’t purchase games for those platforms if you don’t currently own a device that runs them. Mind-bogglingly dense.

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    • Nick Peck

      Well they are adding in all of the DLC and making a few changes, but they should have capped it at $10 at most. It is a fun game though.

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      • Bennijin

        The DLC was free anyway.

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  • Justin Stewart

    What the F**k why is the 360 version not coming out till January 2014? I think this is bulls**t!

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    • http://fyfps.tumblr.com/ Giorgio Tsoukolas

      agreed. and twice the cost of the original.

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    • ryder4life22187

      Probably because they would rather you buy it on the One first, so they could see hopefully theres no interest in supporting the 360 that long i bet.

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  • evilfangs .

    You know you want to allow my moderated comment Larry, do it!:)

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  • MrRadiolips

    Weakest gen yet. Has anyone else not felt the excitment like the other generations? So let down.

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    • Calmosity

      How can you say that when it’s only been out for 2 weeks? Have you tried out all the games yet?

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    • Dylan

      Patience, Watchdogs, Infamous, TitanFall, The Witcher 3, and The Division are all coming soon.

      And that new “No Mans Sky” game looks AWESOME for a 4 man team. Oh and a GoT Telltale game?? Count me in.

      Also, compare the beginning of this gen to last gen. Idk, it feels like miles ahead of what we had at launch back then.

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      • MrRadiolips

        This gen just doesnt get me excited as others in the past….not saying the games wont be any good. Im sure there will something that blows are minds coming soon. Hoping it will be VR.

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      • Dylan

        I hope these consoles can strike a deal with the Oculus Rift. If we can get that thing integrated with all games and seamless with consoles, there’s no telling where gaming could go.

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      • MrRadiolips

        I havent actually tested out the Oculus but i have a couple friends who have and they were very excited about it but i think Valve already struck up some deal with them. Microsoft will probably make one of their own anyways.

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      • Generalkidd

        If they can combine Oculus Rift with the Kinect, it’ll be a near perfect virtual reality game and it’ll also help Microsoft legitimize the Kinect as more than a gimmick.

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      • Dylan

        It already exists actually. Is called the Virtuix Omni, its a sort of treadmill that uses the Oculus and the Kinect. It had a kickstarter. Was also on the reality show recently where you convince billionaires to invest in your company.

        They didn’t bite.

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      • MrRadiolips

        Oculus isnt coming to console: http://www gamespot com/articles/xbox-one-ps4-too-limited-for-oculus-rift-says-creator/1100-6416153/

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      • Bush

        whats up guys, not been here in a while(still waiting for a Kinectless sku and media streaming).

        im the same MrRadiolips, cancelled my ps4 only 2 weeks before launch from lack of interest for next gen, the people in gamestop couldnt believe it lol.

        got myself a Rift instead, easily the best gadget i’ve bought in years. everyone who had a go of the rollercoaster has been blown away by the tech. absolutely amazing!

        hope the consoles can handle it because its going to take over.

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      • MrRadiolips

        Welcome back! I read an article on Gamespot saying the Oculus was too powerful for this gen consoles but Microsoft and Sony are working on their own. I look for the link and see if i can post it to you.

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      • MrRadiolips

        Here you go Bush: http://www gamespot com/articles/xbox-one-ps4-too-limited-for-oculus-rift-says-creator/1100-6416153/

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    • Does Not Equal

      Less than a month into the current generation and you’re whining about it.

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      • MrRadiolips

        You love not being friendly dont you. You won the weird person award along time ago.

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    • Nick Peck

      Wow, you do realize getting into another gen is an investment (of time and money? You don’t get everything day one and that’s it. You do realize it takes many, many years for a new generation to really take off right? Not being mean, but you need to be realistic here😀

      Sorry you aren’t as excited, but you can’t really tell how things will go down the road this early on, just be patient, the games will come (along with apps and another add ons and the like).

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  • Bennijin

    $14.99 for people who haven’t purchased it already is a bit of a piss take.

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