Virtual Programming on Tuesday announced the release of
X3: Reunion, a sequel to the expansive first person space simulator X2: The Threat. It’s available for online purchase and download now, and costs $39.95.
In X3: Reunion, you pilot a spacecraft as you explore the universe, trading with others, combating pirates and other foes, upgrading your ship and managing resources. In X3 you can go where you want and do what you like to acquire wealth, which can then be used to buy equipment, build stations and ships and more.
If you’ve played X2: The Threat, X3 picks up the story where X2 left off. The Argon fleet has been stretched to its limits thanks to Khaak’s continued attacks, and a new enemy is on the scene. Your goal is to learn what mystery it is that connects Yaki pirates, a machine left by an ancient species and a ship that has the ability to disappear.
X3: Reunion is the first game Virtual Programming has produced for the Mac that relies on TransGaming Technologies’ Cider software — the software makes it possible for Windows games to run on Intel-based Macs. As a result, X3: Reunion is only compatible with Intel-based Macs.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later, a 1.83GHz Intel-based Mac or faster, 512MB RAM, ATI or Nvidia graphics with at least 128MB VRAM and 5.5GB free hard disk space.