Freeverse Software on Friday announced the release of its Macintosh conversion of the strategy game
Legion Arena. Now available for purchase as an electronic download, a boxed version is coming in a few weeks. Legion Arena costs $39.95.
Originally developed by Slitherine Software, Legion Arena is billed as “a role playing strategy game on a massive scale.” You train Roman or Gallic warriors to fight in massive battles. As you develop your skills and as your troops earn more experience, you can buy equipment and improve their abilities, personalize their appearance, earn money and more.
The game features over 100 scenarios and more than 20 unique units like Praetorians, Elephants and Naked Fanatics.
“That’s right, Naked Fanatics,” said Freeverse in announcing the game, “from France!”
Developed as a Universal Binary that runs natively on Intel and PowerPC-based Macs, Legion Arena requires Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, G4/1GHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 1GB hard disk space, and 32MB VRAM. Internet connections are required for net play.
Although Legion Arena has not been rated by the ESRB, Freeverse advises that the game contains mature content, including “historically accurate violence and clothing (and sometimes lack thereof).”
Freeverse is best known for its publication of originally developed games for the Mac (and sometimes the PC). Legion Arena is its first Mac conversion of a major commercial PC game release. It also plans to release a Macintosh conversion of Heroes of Might and Magic V later this year.