Feral Interactive plans to bring two new and very different games to the Macintosh in the coming months — ChessMaster 9000 and XIII. Details about Feral’s plans emerged at this week’s Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, Calif.
ChessMaster 9000 from Ubi Soft Entertainment is billed as the world’s most popular chess simulation. It features a variety of multiplayer options and enables players to compete against more than 150 different computer-controlled opponents, from beginners to Grandmasters.
ChessMaster 9000 also features extensive options developed to help you improve your own game, like the Psychology of Competition course taught by International Master Josh Waitzkin, the Blunder Alert feature which lets you know immediately if you’ve made a bad mistake and the Endgame Quiz. The game includes more than 30 new chess sets and optional 3D gameplay.
XIII is a 3D action game featuring eye-catching cel-shaded graphics reminiscent of graphic novels and comic books. You awaken on a beach with your memory erased and the roman numeral “XIII” tattooed on your chest. Your memory is gone but your pocket holds a key to a bank box in New York City. You discover that the President of the United States has been assassinated and what’s worse, you may somehow be involved — after all, you have the skills of a trained assassin.
XIII features a range of weapons like crossbows and sniper rifles, automatic weapons and more — even chairs, ashtrays and shovels can be utilized as deadly weapons. It also sports multiplayer capabilities.
More details will be posted to Feral’s Web site.