Aspyr ships Raven Shield, Jedi Academy

Earlier on Wednesday Aspyr Media Inc. announced that it would publish a Mac version of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King in April. The company later let it be known that two other games it's already been working on are done and out the door: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield and Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield is the latest installment of tactical action and strategy games developed from the imagination of thriller author (and avid Mac enthusiast) Tom Clancy. This game puts you in charge of Team Rainbow, an elite counterterrorism squad, as it traverses the world putting an end to underground operations that threaten worldwide stability.

Powered by the same engine technology used by recent Unreal games, Raven Shield was converted to the Mac by i5works, the same game developer with whom Aspyr collaborated to bring the previous Tom Clancy game, Ghost Recon, to the Mac.

This game puts you in the midst of 15 new single player missions, six dedicated multiplayer maps, and 57 weapons as you and your team of special operatives saves the world from a madman and his doomsday plot.

Rates M for Mature by the ESRB, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Raven Shield carries a suggested retail price of US$49.99. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2.6 or later; G4/733MHz or faster; 256MB RAM; 1.9GB hard disk space; ATI Radeon or Nvidia GeForce2 MX or better graphics acceleration with 32MB VRAM.

In related news, Aspyr noted that its Macintosh conversion of Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is now shipping. The game was previously noted at its Gold Master stage of development (when the game is sent off to duplication), and this announcement indicates that the game is finally hitting store shelves.

This story, "Aspyr ships Raven Shield, Jedi Academy" was originally published by PCWorld.

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