Destineer Inc. subsidiary
on Friday confirmed that its long-awaited Mac conversion of Halo has begun to ship to retailers. The company said that, as promised, Halo went out to retailers on Thursday and is already available on some store shelves. Halo for Mac is expected to be available in Europe later next week.
Halo for Macintosh is the conversion of the PC game that began shipping in early October. Developed for the PC by Gearbox, converted to the Mac by Westlake Interactive and originally developed by Microsoft’s Bungie Studios, Halo has been reworked for its Mac/PC experience with new multiplayer capabilities, greatly improved graphics support and more.
After playing through the detailed and immersive single-player adventure mode, players can take to online battles against up to 15 other Mac or PC players with individual and team-based games like King of the Hill, Capture the Flag, Death Match, Race, Oddball and more. Players get a variety of weapons — including some new ones compared with the original Xbox game — and can also control new vehicles, like the Covenant’s Banshee and a Warthog equipped with rockets.
System requirements call for a G4/800MHz or faster Mac, Mac OS X v10.2.8, 256MB RAM, Nvidia GeForce2 MX or ATI Radeon 7500 or better graphics with 32MB VRAM, 1.4GB hard disk space. The game retails for $49.99 and is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.