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Thursday, August 12, 2004

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Apple's Brad Cook has penned an in-depth look at Aspyr Media's upcoming, real-time strategy space epic Homeworld 2.

The preview, written in the first person from an in-game, fighter pilot's perspective, sets the stage for the visually-rich space strategy game. Building on the traditional resource-management, space exploration, and battle management aspects of the genre, the game's designers have imbued the game with stunning graphics, unprecedented camera control, and a rich and compelling storyline:

I hear the engines come alive, a muffled rumble that gently vibrates the floor beneath my feet and sends a thrill up my spine. I must leave now for the bridge and silently say farewell to The Pride of Hiigara as we move clear of the fleet and enter hyperspace. Something tells me, however, that I will see the mothership sooner than expected, for Iím certain that reports of minimal enemy activity around Hiigara must be a trap designed to lure us in. If SíJet and her people meet with trouble, I will return to lend a hand before continuing my mission, so honoring my pledge.
The preview, while detailing the different aspects of gameplay, also includes a full page of advice players should read before engaging in battle against the conquering Vaygr forces.

Homeworld 2, whose system requirements currently call for an 800MHz G4, equipped with a 32MB video card, 256MB of RAM, running OS X 10.2.8 or later, is currently in beta testing, and is expected to hit store shelves by the end of the month.

Players wanting to get their hands on the game as quickly as possible should head over to the IMG Store, where copies can be pre-ordered for $48.99 USD, or $44.99 USD for MacGames CD/IMG Pro Subscribers.

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