announced on Friday that
Medal of Honor Allied Assault: Breakthrough, the latest expansion pack for the best-selling World War II first-person shooter Medal of Honor Allied Assault, is now at Beta. The company expects to ship the game in early March with a US$29.99 price tag; Aspyr is taking pre-orders now.
Like the other Medal of Honor games, Breakthrough puts you in the role of a single U.S. soldier determined to prove that one man can make a difference in the midst of a globe-spanning world war. This time it’s Sergeant John Baker, a tough guy in the Army’s 34th Division, known as “Red Bull.” His grace under fire and willingness to take on any assignment make him a prime candidate for a series of missions that take him from the deserts of Northern Africa, where he must help make the stand against Germany’s feared Afrika Korps Panzers, to Italy, where combat on the beach at Sicily conjures memories of Normandy during D-Day.
You see all the action through Baker’s eyes as you guide him through combat, hoping to prove that you’re just as capable of handling the pressure as he is. The single-player campaign features 11 levels while the multiplayer action serves up 9 new maps and a new gameplay mode, Liberation. Breakthrough also offers 12 new Allied and Axis weapons, including Italian ones, and 25 new soldier models.
The expansion pack requires the full version of Medal of Honor Allied Assault as well as Mac OS 9.2.2 or Mac OS X v.10.2.6 (Jaguar) or higher, a PowerPC G3/G4/G5 running at 800MHz or faster (a 1GHz G4/G5 is recommended), 256MB RAM, 1.6GB hard drive space, and a 3D video card with 32MB or more of VRAM.
In other Mac gaming news,
also used Friday to post a new mini site for
Worms 3D, which the company expects to ship in the second quarter. It’s currently on the cusp of Beta. No price has been announced.
Worms 3D is the latest in the popular series of Worms games, which feature anthropomorphic versions of the slimy creatures, complete with distinct personalities cartoony weapons. The goal in Worms 3D, as in the others, is to take out your opponents with bazookas, grenades, sheep, exploding bananas, and anything else you can find.
Unlike the previous Worms games, which were 2D and thus provided the environments as backdrops for the action, Worms 3D features a wide variety of 3D interactive landscapes, with the ability to generate new terrain randomly. You can destroy almost anything in each landscape and take advantage of such features as caves to hide in, ropes to climb, and more. Each combat arena can also include rain or snow, and the action can take place during day or night, lending even more predictability to the proceedings.
Feral also announced the addition of new clues to their
mini site, which went live recently. This game noir, which features cell-shaded graphics reminiscent of the graphic novel on which it’s based, puts you in the role of a nameless protagonist who wakes up to find the Roman numeral XIII tattoed on his chest and no memory of who he is. When he discovers he’s implicated in the murder of the United States President, though, the chase begins. Your goal is to clear his name and learn his true identity. Like Breakthrough, it’s also a first-person shooter.
The additions to the site include a new teaser trailer that drops tantalizing hints about the game’s story, new screenshots, and more information about XIII’s features. Feral promises to post information about the game’s main characters next week. “The Mongoose awaits,” a cryptic promise reads on Feral’s news page.