Mac game publisher
today noted that its forthcoming release of the 3D action game Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is now at the Final Candidate milestone. It’s now one step closer to completion and tantalizing close to release.
Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is Aspyr’s latest license from prolific PC game publisher LucasArts. Set in the Star Wars universe in the years following the events depicted in the original trilogy of Star Wars movies, the game tells the ongoing story of Kyle Katarn, a Jedi-turned-mercenary who once must again regain and rely upon his Force powers when evildoers threaten the galaxy.
Jedi Knight II is built on the same underpinnings that power Id Software’s Quake III Arena and countless other games. It’s set in first- or third-person perspective as you control Kyle and send him on numerous missions in environments and scenes inspired by the Star Wars movies. Katarn gains access to weapons like blasters, rifles and a Light Saber along the way, wielding them all and using special Force powers against his foes.
In addition to an extensive and detailed single-player game, Jedi Knight II features a multiplayer mode that enables you to go head to head against other Jedi Knight II players over the Internet.
Jedi Knight II is the latest of several games that Aspyr has licensed for Mac publication from LucasArts, including Escape from Monkey Island, Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds, and the expansion pack Clone Campaigns. Jedi Knight II’s Mac conversion is being developed by frequent Aspyr Media collaborator Westlake Interactive.
Preliminary system requirements call for Mac OS 9.1 or later (including Mac OS X), G3/400MHz or faster; 128MB RAM, 4x CD-ROM, 665MB free HD space, ATI Radeon or Nvidia-based hardware 3D graphics acceleration.
Jedi Knight II is available for pre-order directly from Aspyr now.