Pangea Software announced Wednesday the release of Nanosaur II: Hatchling, the hotly anticipated sequel to their 1998 game. Nanosaur II is a Mac-only 3D action-shooter that puts you in the role of dinosaur from the future sent to the past to collect eggs from his prehistoric ancestors.
The original Nanosaur found its way onto the hard drives of iMacs shipping from the factory. Unlike the original game, Nanosaur II puts you in control of a pterosaur — a flying dinosaur — who navigates his way around multiple levels in search of eggs. The game also features a two-player mode comprising six levels that lets players go at it side-by-side in modes like Racing, Capture-the-Flag and Battle.
If that’s not enough, Nanosaur II has one other surprise waiting for you as well — stereoscopic mode. The game ships from Pangea with red-cyan analglyph glasses, and when the special mode is activated, images appear in stereoscopic 3D. If you’re lucky enough to have a pair of LCD shutter glasses, Nanosaur II supports them too.
Today marks the release of the electronic version, which you can download from Pangea’s Web site, Macgamefiles.com, and Apple’s Downloads page. It’s being released in two versions — a smaller demo version, which will give you a taste of the game, and a full version, which is locked in “demo” mode until you pay a US$24.95 registration fee. The boxed version, which will include two pairs of red/cyan anaglyph glasses, costs $34.95, and is expected to ship on March 19th — Pangea is accepting pre-orders now.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later, G4/700MHz or faster, 512MB RAM, ATI Radeon or Nvidia GeForce2 MX or better graphics with 32MB of VRAM.
Please visit the Nanosaur II Web site for more details, more information on system requirements and screenshots, including stereo 3D screenshots.