Twin stick shooter, Halo: Spartan Assault has been delayed on Xbox 360. Originally set to release on Chirstmas Eve, the game will now be available in January 2014 for the 360. Luckily for next gen early adopters, the title will still release on December 24 for the Xbox One for $14.99.
Spartan Assault features a new type of enemy known as the Flood. Battling the Flood is different from the more traditional Covenant enemies, in that the Flood acts as just that – a flood of enemies. The goal is to not get overwhelmed. Mike Ellis, Design Director at 343 Industries talked about how the game was designed with supplemental teamwork in mind. “If one person is using a short-range weapon against the Flood, I would use the long-range weapon to take care of the big guys. We can stand on the turrets together in order to maximize our fire power.”
In the already flooded market of twin stick shooters, anything a developer can do to stand out from the crowd is a welcome addition, and even with a name as big as Halo, it’s possible many gamers will simply glance at the game and move on. Where do you stand? Does the one month delay on 360 matter at all? Let us know in the comments.