Interested in giving the recent Mac release of Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast a try before you buy it? Just a day after MacCentral offered a report on the state of Mac game demo creation, game publisher Aspyr Media today acknowledged that a demo version of Jedi Knight II is on the way. The company plans to release the demo in November.
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Jedi Knight II is a new first person shooter based in the Star Wars universe, which just began shipping this week. The game puts you in the role of Kyle Katarn, a Jedi Knight-turned-mercenary who must regain his Force powers to save the New Republic and the Valley of the Jedi from an evil power.
The game features an extensive single-player mission sequence and multiplayer missions as well. As Katarn regains his Force powers he also regains the use of his light saber — the dreaded glowing sword-like weapon of a Jedi Knight — which Katarn can put to use dispatching his enemies quickly. He also gains access to an arsenal of weapons like disruptor rifles and blaster pistols, as seen in the movie. Katarn even gains access to the cockpit of an AT-ST, the “mini-walker” seen in Return of the Jedi.
Based on the Quake III Arena engine, Jedi Knight II was developed by Raven Software and published for the PC by LucasArts. The game’s Mac conversion was handled by Westlake Interactive.
System requirements call for Mac OS 9.1 or later (or Mac OS X 10.1 or later), G3/400MHz or faster; 128MB RAM (256MB for OS X); 4x CD-ROM, 665MB hard drive space; and ATI Radeon or Nvidia GeForce 2 or better hardware 3D graphics acceleration.
MacCentral will provide more details about the demo version soon.