FAKK2 for PC is Gold
10:40 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story
Stomped, one of our Gamecenter Alliance partners, has received word from Ritual's Mark Dochtermann that the PC version of Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2 has "gone gold" (which of course means that it is complete and ready for duplication) and could show up in stores later this week. The Mac version is currently being ported by Contraband Entertainment and the portability of the Quake 3 Arena engine should make this a relatively quick port. At last report they were approximately 2 weeks behind the PC version; Contraband should be receiving the final version of the code today, if they haven't already.
If you're wondering what FAKK2 is all about, several previews have surfaced lately which should give you more than enough details to get excited about. GameSlice has taken an extremely detailed look at both the game and Ritual Entertainment which is definitely worth reading. Here's a quick excerpt:
While F.A.K.K. 2 definitely has roots in the Tomb Raider over-the-shoulder play style, Ritual blended together a lot of different genres. For instance, they worked in a first-person shooter type of feel to the way the gamer controls the Julie Strain character -- Selecting, using and controlling the many weapons Julie can use is similar to the way weapons are handled in first-person shooters. For example, in a typical FPS, you control your movement with the keyboard and your viewpoint and weapon aiming with the mouse. Similarly, in F.A.K.K. 2, you control Julie with the keyboard and you control the direction she looks at and the aiming of the weapons in her hands with the mouse. Julie can even engage in dual-handed combat, where each weapon works independently.Be sure to read through the rest of the article, as it's full of behind-the-scenes action.
Another site, QuakeFiles recently visited Ritual and wrote up a quick preview talking about this game. Check it out if you get the chance. We've contacted Contraband about the status of the Mac version and will let you know once we hear anything. Watch IMG for our own Mac-specific preview of this title very soon - with more screen shots, of course.
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