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Tuesday, October 17, 2000
Alien Legion Preview
4:18 PM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

You may remember some time ago we brought you news of NeXS Interactive's Alien Legion, a first-person shooter based on the Unreal Tournament engine that is nearing completion for the PC. At that time the author seemed to think a Mac OS version of the game was not only feasible but likely.

3D Action Planet has posted a short preview of the game. No typical shooter, Alien Legion features a role-based approach and mixes in team play via computer-controlled allies. Add to this an advanced version of the UT engine modified to support particle effects and 'dynamic meshes' and AL begins to seem like a true next-generation title. Here is an excerpt from the preview:

A major difference between Alien Legion and other games with
such a central basis on fast-paced action are the methods
and levels of interaction with others.

You are able to play as any of four different characters,
but you are also the leader of a squad with whom you can communicate
even complex commands by simple menus or hot keys, rather
like Rainbow Six. You have to be careful to assign items like
food, health and ammo to all your squad though.

The enhanced and realistic AI means you could leave yourself
with problems when it comes to crucial fire fights! You can
also talk to other non-player characters (NPCs), and there
is a central computer that helps communication with further
characters and provides a basis for learning more of the history
and back story involved in the game.

Alien Legion is due for PC late this year. There are currently no plans for a Mac release, but this will depend heavily on which publisher chooses to pick up this game and release it. Check out the preview and the NeXS Interactive site for more details.

Alien Legion Preview at 3D Action Planet
NeXS Interactive
Alien Legion Bound For Mac?

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