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Halo: Spartan Assault available for Xbox One

Top-down shooter available a day early

Microsoft has released Halo: Spartan Assault for Xbox One a day earlier than was previously announced.

Previously not due for launch until December 24, the game is available for Microsoft's new console via Xbox Live now for $14.99.

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Developed by 343 Industries in conjunction with Vanguard Games, Spartan Assault originally launched on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 in July, priced at £4.99 / $6.99.

Set within a narrative that bridges the gap between Halo 3 and Halo 4, Spartan Assault explores the origins of the Spartan Ops program through the eyes of either Commander Sarah Palmer or Spartan Davis, while providing a deeper look at the back story of the Human-Covenant War.

The Xbox One version includes new 1080p/60fps visuals, Achievements, a cooperative game mode, new weapons and the inclusion of the "Operation Hydra" add-on.

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