United Developers LLC subsidiary MacPlay announced Tuesday that it’s done with its long-awaited Macintosh conversion of No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.’s Way. The game has gone gold master, the last step before it goes into production, and is anticipated to hit store shelves on September 15, 2003.
No One Lives Forever 2 is the sequel to the surprise hit No One Lives Forever, a first person shooter set with a 60’s-era spy thriller flair. Once again players assume the role of Cate Archer, an agent of the anti-terrorist organization UNITY. Archer must once again stop the nefarious underground organization called H.A.R.M. as they try to set off World War III through manipulating a top-secret Soviet project.
To that end, Archer gains access to more than 30 different weapons, gadgets and traps during her missions — everything from handguns to handy banana peels and robotic cats. If you’re unfamiliar with the original game and this sounds peculiar, don’t be surprised — No One Lives Forever 2 mixes a strong dose of James Bond and The Avengers with a touch of Austin Powers for an unusual and humorous combination that’s rare for an action-packed game. Archer visits locations like Japan, Antarctica, India an underwater base and exotic Akron, Ohio as she goes after the bad guys.
The game is powered using Monolith’s Jupiter engine, and features better AI and more life-like graphics than its predecessor. It’s also got a multiplayer mode that features mission-based cooperative play for up to four players at a time.
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy In H.A.R.M.’s Way will require a G4/700MHz or faster machine with Mac OS X v10.2.6 or later; 256MB RAM and ATI Radeon or GeForce2 MX video card with 32MB of VRAM.
The game is now available for pre-order for US$39.99, $10 off the suggested retail price. It’s rated M for Mature by the ESRB.