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Spartan Strike is the next Halo game, a $5.99 twin-stick shooter that hits in December (update)

Halo: Spartan Strike will expand the Halo universe with a top-down, twin-stick shooter on Dec. 12, IGN reports.

For $5.99, players can get the game on Steam or as a Windows 8/Windows Phone combo purchase. According to producer Fred LaPorte, there "currently no plans" to bring the game to Android, iOS, Xbox 360 or Xbox One.

The spiritual successor to Halo: Spartan Assault (pictured above) is set during the events of Halo 2 and will include achievements, leaderboards and weekly challenges. Its predecessor from Vanguard Games launched for Windows PC and Windows mobile devices and later arrived on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Halo: Spartan Strike isn't the only Halo property on the docket this year. Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a bundle that will corral Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3 and Halo 4, is set for a Nov. 11 release on Xbox One. It will also include access to Halo: Nightfall, an episodic series that will bridge the gap between Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians. The multiplayer beta for Halo 5: Guardians will begin Dec. 29. For more on The Master Chief Collection, be sure to read our analysis from E3 2014. Press play below to see Halo 2 in action on Xbox One.

Update: A representative for Microsoft told Polygon that Halo: Spartan Strike will be released on Dec. 12, not Dec. 14 as originally reported. We've updated the article above to reflect the new information.

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