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A new interview with HumanHead's Tim Gerritsen and Chris Rhinehart covering their upcoming expansion pack Rune: Halls of Valhalla has been posted recently at VoodooExtreme. This add-on for Rune has been published remarkably fast and will focus on the multiplayer aspects the team couldn't get into the original game. Included in the expansion will be 33 new levels, new models, new skins for current models, and two new gametypes. These new modes will be Arena and Headball. Headball has been described as "basketball for Vikings," so you can probably guess the gory details there. Arena is similar to the 1 on 1 style of rocket arena for Q3 or UT. Here's a clip from the interview with more info:

VE - What was probably the most difficult thing to implement into the add-on, but something that the entire team really wanted to see in the game?


CR - Arena was originally planned to be purely 1-on-1.  Everyone wanted to see if X-on-X could be implemented.  This caused a bunch of internal code/maps problems, which were all eventually ironed out.  I'm extremely glad we got X-on-X implemented, it really is the coolest multiplayer mode I've played in Rune.  It feels like a fast, furious team deathmatch, with the fear of dying you get in Counterstrike because once you die, you're out of that battle!

Head over to VoodooExtreme now and have a read through the rest of the interview. They've also snagged seven new screen shots of the add-on, so take a look at those as well. The Mac version is expected out from Westlake Interactive and Gathering of Developers in about month. We'll keep you posted on any changes in its status.

IMG News: Rune: Halls of Valhalla for Mac Confirmed!
Halls of Valhalla Interview at VoodooExtreme
Gathering of Developers
Human Head Studios
Westlake Interactive
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