United Developers LLC subsidiary
on Wednesday announced that it’s shipping No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy In H.A.R.M.’s Way. The game was originally
anticipated for release
in mid-September, but saw its ship date slip a few weeks.
In No One Lives Forever 2, players once again assume the role of superspy Cate Archer in a first person shooter tribute to 1960’s-era spy movies and television shows like 007, The Saint and The Avengers. The game mixes action with a heavy dose of sometimes absurd humor for a unique combination.
Archer is a secret agent with the anti-terrorist organization known as UNITY. Her job is to stop the agents of the nefarious underground operation called H.A.R.M. as they seek to start World War III in a covert plot that involves a top-secret project in the Soviet Union.
Players make their way through 40 levels as they go head-to-head against female ninjas, Pierre the Mime King and The Director. Gameplay emphasizes stealth as Archer uses various gadgets and traps at her disposal, along with the usual tools of the trade. Players have to sneak past cameras, listen to other characters’ discussions to learn new clues and effectively use all the tools in their arsenal to win the game. Along the way they’ll travel to Japan, Antarctica, a submarine base, and exotic Akron, Ohio.
No One Lives Forever 2 utilizes Monolith Productions’ Jupiter Engine for greatly improved graphics and special effects compared to its predecessor. The game also features various multiplayer gaming modes, including a four-level cooperative campaign that supports up to four players.
System requirements call for a G4/700MHz or faster system, Mac OS X v10.2.6 or later; 256MB RAM (512MB for iMacs); ATI Radeon or Nvidia GeForce2 MX graphics system or better with at least 32MB RAM.
Look for No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy In H.A.R.M.’s Way on retail store shelves. It’s also available to order from the
MacPlay Online Store
for US$49.99. The game is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.