America’s Army Web site noted on Tuesday that the Mac and Linux versions of America’s Army: Special Forces 2.0 will be released Wednesday, Nov. 26.
America’s Army: Special Forces v2.0 was first released for Windows PCs on November 6. America’s Army: Special Forces is both a game and a recruitment tool distributed by the U.S. Army. Based on the same technical underpinnings that power MacSoft’s own Unreal Tournament 2003, America’s Army transports players to basic training and specialist training in the United States armed forces.
Players attempt to earn Green Beret status by completing various training sessions, and can then in turn participate in multiplayer missions with other gamers in Special Forces roles, including Weapons Specialist (18B), Intelligence (18F), Engineer (18C), Communications (18E) and Combat Medic (18D).
America’s Army: Special Forces incorporates the original America’s Army: Operations game, which first saw a Mac release this past summer. Enhancements to the Special Forces game include new weapons like the M4 Carbine, the MP5SD6 Remington 870 shotgun, the AT4 anti-tank rocket and the BDM, a shoulder-fired bunker demolition munition.
Every detail of the game is meant to evoke an authentic Army experience — missions in the game are designed to emulate the same sorts of missions that real military specialists train for, like Combat Search And Rescue (CSAR), assaults, raids and more.
The America’s Army Web site did not offer final minimum system requirements for the pending release, but it’s expected that they’ll be similar for the previous release: Mac OS X v10.2.6 or higher; G4/700MHz or faster; 256MB RAM; 1GB hard disk space; GeForce2 MX or ATI Radeon 7500 graphics or better.