today announced their latest Mac game project. The company plans to publish a Macintosh version of Microsoft’s best-selling game Dungeon Siege.
Developed originally for the PC by Gas Powered Games, Dungeon Siege is a fantasy role-playing game set in the Kingdom of Ehb. Gameplay emphasizes combat and action as players explore a 3D world and travel through underground lairs and over canyons and mountains. The game is powered using a custom engine that provides a continuous world — unlike many role-playing games, there’s no wait as levels load. You can assemble a team of up to eight adventurers each with unique skills and personality attributes that affect how they react to combat situations.
Dungeon Siege for Macintosh is latest announced effort of the company whose credits already include Mac conversions of Age of Empires II: Gold Edition, released late last year, and Links Championship Edition, which just began shipping this summer. Recently Bold also announced plans to bring Halo — the best-selling 3D action game for Xbox developed by Bungie Studios — to the Macintosh in 2003.
Dungeon Siege also sports multiplayer gaming over the Internet or local-area networks, where players can either play cooperatively, exploring their world in a traveling party, or compete head-to-head in epic clashes of steel and magic.
Bold has secured the services of Westlake Interactive, the Mac game conversion studio behind Age of Empires II’s Mac version. Westlake is also working with Bold on Halo. Bold anticipates shipping Dungeon Siege for the Mac in early 2003.
Dungeon Siege should be available for Macintosh in early 2003. The Macintosh version is being developed by Westlake Interactive. Destineer president Peter Tamte told MacCentral it’s still too early to talk about the game’s projected system requirements on the Mac, and a decision on the game’s Siege Editor will be made closer to the conversion’s completion.