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Tuesday, June 5, 2001

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Rune Expansion On Track for Release
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IMG recently spoke with Westlake Interactive for the latest word on Rune: Halls of Valhalla. President Mark Adams was nice enough to give us a quick update on the status of this expansion pack for the Viking slasher, Rune. Halls of Valhalla will be both an add-on for Rune owners, bundling new multiplayer game types with many new maps and models, as well as a standalone game for those that haven't bought Rune yet. This is an innovative concept, but the HumanHead team thought this multi-product approach might be appealing to more than just current owners of the original game.

It seems that testing on the Mac version is going well, and they should be moving towards final for both HoV and the 1.07 Rune patch soon. Here's what Mark had to say:

Its in the final stages of testing, hopefully it (along with the Rune 1.07
patch) will be ready soon.
We were also curious about how the title might be published, now that Gathering of Developers has seemingly pulled out of the Mac market by passing the Mac versions of their game catalog to MacSoft. Mark assures us that, to his knowledge, Gathering will still be publishing Halls of Valhalla. He wasn't sure about shelf space in stores, though; the Mac version of this game may just be distributed via their web site. This isn't altogether unusual, as many Mac games have trouble finding shelf space in retail outlets. We'll keep you posted with any new details as Halls of Valhalla moves towards release; an update to Rune itself which will bring it to 1.07 should be released around the same time.

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