Aspyr Media Inc. on Monday announced that it’s shipping Doom 3 for the Macintosh. The company expects Doom 3 for Mac to hit store shelves no later than March 19, 2005.
Doom 3 is a retelling of the story first introduced more than a decade ago with id Software’s original Doom release. You’re a marine protecting an outpost on the planet Mars when all hell breaks loose — quite literally. Demonic forces freed by the Union Aerospace Corporation’s research not only lay waste to the base but also threaten Earth, and it’s up to you to put an end to it. Doom 3 features a cutting-edge graphics engine capable of displaying an unprecedented level of detail, with advanced lighting and shadowing effects the likes of which are unmatched on the Mac platform. In addition to an extensive single-player campaign, Doom 3 also features Mac and PC-compatible online play in team and deathmatch-based multiplayer modes. Doom 3 is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB and costs US$49.99.
Developed for the PC by id Software, Doom 3 is licensed by Aspyr from Activision. Doom 3 was developed for the Mac by id Software and Aspyr Studios, Aspyr’s in-house development team.
Doom 3 for Mac requires Mac OS X v10.3.8 or later, G4/1.5GHz or faster, 512MB RAM, 2.0GB hard disk space, ATI Radeon 9600 or Nvidia GeForce FX5200 or better 3D graphics with at least 64MB VRAM and DVD drive. Aspyr recommends a G5/2.0GHz or faster system with 3D graphics with 128MB RAM. You can view a trailer of Doom 3 at Apple’s Web site.
Please make sure to check MacCentral’s first look at Doom 3 Mac benchmarks for more info about how the game runs on the Macintosh.