Mac game publisher Aspyr Media today revealed its latest title in development, and the announcement opens an interesting new chapter in the story of this upwardly mobile game developer. Aspyr is bringing Midway’s popular console action game SpyHunter to the Macintosh, but what’s more, it’s also doing the PC conversion. Up until now, Aspyr’s business has been relegated to Mac game conversions.
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Aspyr Media’s director of PR and marketing Amy Torres today made the informal announcement, which she expects to be able to flesh out with additional information within the next few days. But Torres confirmed that Mac and PC releases of this game will be simultaneous, expected in April.
SpyHunter is Midway’s homage to the classic 80’s scrolling arcade game, reborn recently for next-generation home video consoles as a fully 3D racing action game.
In SpyHunter, you take the wheel of the G-6155 Interceptor, a multi-purpose vehicle that races through exotic locales as it’s pursued by enemies from the air, ground and water. You must complete your missions in time to help save the world from a madman, using defensive and offensive tools in your Interceptor’s arsenal to rebuff your attackers. The Interceptor itself can transform for car to boat to jet ski and motorcycle as well.
Aspyr said that preliminary Mac system requirements for SpyHunter will call for Mac OS 9.0 or later, G3/400MHz or faster, 128MB RAM, 16MB 3D graphics card, and 4x CD-ROM drive. A 600MHz or faster processor is recommended, as is 256MB RAM and a 32MB video card. PC system requirements call for … aw, who really cares?
What’s more, SpyHunter for Mac and PC will feature multiplayer capabilities over the Internet. Aspyr said that a low latency Internet connection rated at 28.8Kbps or faster is recommended.
Look for the game to hit software retailers’ store shelves in April, with a suggested retail price of US$29.95.