United Developers subsidiary
announced that its Mac conversion of the first-person 3D action game Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix has gone gold master. The game should hit retail stores within the next two to three weeks. It was brought to the Mac by The Omni Group, and runs exclusively on Mac OS X.
Developed by Raven Software and released earlier this summer for Windows by Activision, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix puts you in the role of a modern-day mercenary named John Mullins. You’re a military consultant employed by a clandestine agency called The Shop, and you have to use your stealth skills and an array of powerful weapons to complete a wide range of missions — hostage rescue, intelligence gathering and search and destroy.
The game is built on an engine based on Id Software’s popular Quake III Arena, enhanced by Raven to provide more realistic animation, damage modeling and terrain. The single player mode has ten missions spread out over 70 levels.
Soldier of Fortune II also sports a random mission generator that you can use in both single and multiplayer models. You define variables that enable you to create millions of different maps on the fly. The game also ships with nine professionally designed maps, more than 100 model and skin combinations and four different multiplayer game modes, so it should keep even experienced first person shooter experts busy for a while.
System requirements call for a G4/400MHz or faster; Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later; 128MB RAM; and a 3D video card with 16MB of memory. Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix is rated M for Mature (17 and above) for animated blood, violence and gore. Its suggested retail price is US$49.99.