Aspyr Media Inc. on Thursday announced plans to publish Star Wars: Battlefront for the Macintosh. The Mac conversion of LucasArts’ hit action shooter is expected to be released in June, 2005.
Star Wars: Battlefront lets you relive the classic battles from Star Wars movies as you assume the roles of up to 20 different soldier types from four factions: the Rebel Alliance, Galactic Empire, Republic Clone Army and Separatist Battle Droids. You can play in 12 different environments seen in the movies, like Hoth, Endor, Tatooine and more. You can also operate ground and air vehicles ranging from the AT-ST to the X-Wing, speeder bike, Republic gunship and more. Star Wars Battlefront includes online play and a variety of single player modes like “Instant Action,” “Galactic Conquest” and “Historical Campaigns,” which re-create the battles seen in the Star Wars movies.
Preliminary system requirements include Mac OS X v10.3.6 or later, G4/1GHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 2.7GB hard disk space, ATI Radeon 8500 or Nvidia GeForce2 MX or better 3D graphics with at least 64MB VRAM and a DVD drive. Star Wars: Battlefront will cost US$49.99. Aspyr’s Web site hadn’t been updated with information about the game as MacCentral posted this article, but you can get more information by visiting
LucasArts’ Web site.