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Tuesday, July 30, 2002

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Apple Looks At Soldier of Fortune II
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Apple has posted a preview of MacPlay's upcoming Quake-based FPS, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix. The player character is loosely based on the real-life Vietnam veteran John Mullins, and the plot depicts a one-man struggle against the forces of bioterrorism. Players familiar with the Quake 3 engine already know of its photo-realistic textures and rendering, and SOF2 promises not to disappoint in these areas.

Offering both single-player and multiplayer action, SOF2 features a variety of painstakingly realistic modern weaponry, and pits the player against Quake 3's clever AI system. You begin each mission with weapons of your choice; when the pre-made missions start to feel old, you have the option of creating randomly generated levels, complete with mission objectives. This option is also available in multiplayer mode, to keep things mixed up and a bit more balanced for newbies facing veteran players.

Here's a taste of Apple's article:

The gorgeous graphics are complemented by outstanding motion-captured animation, too. The way the game’s characters walk, talk, and wince in pain is unmistakably human. Price notes that the characters are “fully skeletal, soft-skinned models with an amazing facial animation system. The enemies in Soldier of Fortune II are the most realistic characters you will ever see [in a computer game].”
The article also offers minimum system requirements for the game of a 350MHz G3, a 8MB video card, OS X 10.1.4 and 128MB of RAM.

Soldier of Fortune II is available for preorder at the IMG store at the link below, and is slated for a Mac OS X-only release very soon. To preorder, or to read a full preview with screenshots, see the links below.

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IMG Sneak Preview: Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix
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