United Developers LLC subsidiary
on Tuesday confirmed that it will release the long-awaited Mac conversion of Tron 2.0 in May 2004. Tron 2.0 is a new action game based on the classic Disney-produced film from the early 1980’s.
The movie was perfect for video game adaptation, of course, but at the time the technology used to make such games was primitive and slow. This game picks up the story two decades after the events depicted in the film, where gamers battle corruption inside and outside of the computer world. The game features the voices of original Tron cast members Bruce Boxleitner and Cindy Morgan, and also features the vocal talents of Rebecca Romjin-Stamos (“Mystique” in X-Men and X2: X-Men United), who portrays Mercury, a light cycle champion who helps the game’s protagonist, Jet.
Tron 2.0 is a first-person story-driven action shooter featuring more than 30 levels of game play, including a new light cycle game using fresh designs created by Syd Mead, the concept designer behind the original film. Team-based multiplayer modes support up to 16 players.
Rumors that MacPlay had secured the Macintosh rights to Tron 2.0 have been bouncing around since 2003, but this is the first time that MacPlay has actually confirmed such plans on the record. Tron 2.0 was developed by Monolith Productions and was published for the PC by Buena Vista Games Inc. Macintosh conversion of Tron 2.0 was handled by TransGaming Technologies, the same company that Aspyr Media has worked with to do Mac conversions of SpyHunter and Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb.
System requirements will call for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or higher, a G4/700MHz or faster processor, 256MB RAM, 32MB ATI Radeon 7500 or Nvidia GeForce2 MX or better video card, 2.5GB hard disk space, QuickTime 6.4 or later. Tron 2.0 is available for pre-order from MacPlay’s Web site now for US$39.99, $10 off the regular price.