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Rune: Halls of Valhalla Finally Shipping
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Glenda Adams, president of Westlake Interactive, has announced the upcoming release of Rune: Halls of Valhalla. This standalone expansion for the popular Unreal Tournament-based Viking slasher was finished months ago, but was caught in a web of complications as the original publisher, Gathering of Developers, went out of business.

A partnership was recently formed between Westlake, original developer Human Head Studios, and Mercenary Studios, the company of Rune diva Tricia "Kazi Wren" Harris, to bring Hall of Valhalla to Mac gamers. The game will sell for $25 and should start shipping by April 22. While Halls of Valhalla expands on Rune, it's not necessary to have the original game installed in order to play it.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

Two new modes (Headball and Arena) and additional maps, along with a multitude of new, animated creatures including three new fearsome female characters will keep the melee going. The Headball mode is a team based sports game in which players rend the limbs or heads of their enemies and score points by throwing them through a goal. It's kill or be killed in the Arena mode as gamers compete in one-on-one duels against varying opponents. Similar to the original game, HOV will utilize an enhanced version of Epic Games' Unreal Tournament game engine and will feature amazingly life-like animations, a detailed weapon system and a unique combat system.
While Halls of Valhalla is not Mac OS X-native, Adams has noted in the past that a surge in popularity could make it a possible side-project. Check out the pre-order page now to get your copy as soon as it becomes available.

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