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Friday, January 5, 2001

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12:20 PM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Computer Games Online has posted a detailed preview of Summoner, the PS2 RPG by Volition which will appear on the Mac and PC early this Spring. The Mac and PC versions of this game will have several differences from the console version, including support for hardware acceleration and higher resolutions (through OpenGL) and the addition of Internet multiplayer support.

In addition to a summary of the plot, the preview also features several new screen shots. Here's an excerpt:

Your character, Joseph, has the unique ability to summon monsters to help him defeat bad guys. In addition, you'll gather three buddies together to form a party of four for adventuring (five, if you count your summoned pet, but they generally shouldn't stay around long). As Joseph progresses through the game, he'll find ancient rings that allow him to summon ever more powerful creatures, and you combine the rings to summon even more different types of monsters. There are around 20 summonables, from minotaurs to imps to stone golems. Joseph's beasts need not just be mindless fighting machines, as many of them have considerable spellcasting prowess. You have to exercise a bit of caution when summoning, since if Joseph is weakened or incapacitated, they can go out of control, being more of a menace than what you expected to fight.
For more information on this title, be sure and read the preview, and vist the official Summoner site as well. Expect this title in Q1 2001, published by THQ.

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