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Aspyr Media is wrapping up April with another edition of its monthly e-newsletter that’s mailed out to subscribers. The company has recapped some news we’ve previously reported and offered some tantalizing tidbits of what’s to come in the next few weeks.
As MacCentral previously noted, Aspyr indicated that Return to Castle Wolfenstein is finally out the door. It’s a 3D action game that puts you in the role of an elite Army Ranger who blasts Nazis and the undead in a game set in World War II.
Also, Aspyr’s Amy Torres said that the latest beta build of Medal of Honor: Allied Assault is “looking solid.” It’s another 3D action game that’s set in Europe in World War II, but other than that, it doesn’t share anything in common with Return to Castle Wolfenstein. The game has been widely regarded by 3D gaming fans that like gritty scenarios based on World War II battles.
In the “almost done” category, Torres brings news of Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds and The Sims: Hot Date. Both games are in Final Candidate status, the last milestone before a game goes Gold Master and ships to production. Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds is a real-time strategy game based on the Age of Empires engine which puts you in control one of several different races as seen in the Star Wars movies. The Sims: Hot Date is an add-on pack that lets your Sims get romantic.
Torres said that Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds is anticipated to be released within the next couple of weeks. Although a specific date hasn’t yet been offered for The Sims: Hot Date, it shouldn’t be far behind.
Clive Barker’s Undying is a 3D action game that went on hiatus last year when Mac conversion studio Westlake Interactive hit a wall with it and got bogged down with other projects, but it’s back in development and looking good. Still in Alpha, according to Aspyr, but Westlake indicated when work ramped back up on the project a few weeks ago that it was hoping to have a quick beta, so hopefully Undying won’t take too much longer to get out the door.
There were more details about other projects and specials currently underway at Aspyr, so if you want the full details, make sure to check out the company’s Web site and sign up to receive the newsletter yourself.
Torres ended this month’s news with some exciting news: “… we’ll have a very special announcement mid-May,” she said. Hrm … that happens to almost coincide with when E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, happens out in Los Angeles. Coincidence? Check back on MacCentral for all the details.