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Tuesday, March 20, 2001
Rune: Halls of Valhalla for Mac Confirmed!
8:33 AM | Toby Allen | Comment on this story

Tim Gerristen, Human Head's business director has made a post on the RuneGame forums revealing more details about the upcoming expansion pack Rune: Halls of Valhalla. The post contains a lot of information about the content of the expansion pack, however no screen shots available yet. Then Gerristen drops "the bomb" on us, so to speak -- he also confirms the Mac OS version of Rune:Halls of Valhalla will indeed ported by Westlake Interactive, porters of the original Rune! Seems like Gathering of Developers remains a staunch supporter of the Mac as a gaming platform. Here is an excerpt with the news:

Rune- Halls of Valhalla will hit shelves in April for the PC, with a Mac port coming a few weeks later via Westlake. The PC version will be in stores everywhere, while the Mac version will be available via online Mac outlets. No word yet on translated versions (we're still working out details with our publisher) but the US version WILL work with all foreign versions of the game.
In addition to that, he also give a few more details about the game. This $19 game will contain over 30 different levels and many more character models and features two new game types, Headball and Arena. Here are some details:
What's included?

Lots of new characters- all the original sark characters (including Conrack and Ragnar- but no worries- they will be non-cheater versions), the Dwarf, Swashbuckler, Mongol Warrior, Syrian Warrior, two Roman Gladiators, a Snake Beserker, and three new female warriors. That's 15 new characters if you're keeping score, plus all the old ones you could play in the original game.

Lots of new maps- 33 in all, including the 7 contest winners. There are new maps in all modes.

New modes-

Arena- Which is not just your basic honor match. We created all new code for this that makes arena a blast, even for hard core ffa players. First, you can play 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 matches (4v4 rules!), there's a cue system so that you can explore around and play with the interactive gems we've placed around the arena edges, and you can spectate the matches themselves. If that isn't enough, a couple of the maps allow you to interact with the combatants from the cue zone.

The release of a patch before hand that will include all the latest bugs fixes and engine improvements is also mentioned. Check out our Rune review for more information in this title, or grab the demo if you haven't done so.

Rune: Halls of Valhalla details
Download the Rune demo (82mb) from MacGameFiles
IMG Rune Review
IMG Interview with Human Head's Tim Gerritsen
Gathering of Developers
Human Head Studios
Westlake Interactive

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