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12:36 PM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

With yesterday's announcement that Giants: Citizen Kabuto will be ported to the Mac OS by MacPlay, we've had several questions from readers curious about this game. The title certainly doesn't give you a clue as to what the game might be like, and the game itself is something of a puzzle -- is it an RTS? A third-person shooter? A 'god' sim?

We've seen this game in action several times at various expos, and must admit that even we are still unclear on how this complex game will play. Never before has an RTS attempted to pit three adversaries against each other that were so radically different from one another in abilities, weapons and methods. What is instantly obvious about this game are the outrageously gorgeous visuals and oversaturated color palette that make this game stand out from the crowd.

EuroGamer has posted a short preview of the game which sums up the units and goals. The three 'races' battling for control of this brightly-colored landscape couldn't be more different from one another, but have a similar goal: claim the island for their own. The preview (and the game) does contain some digital nudity. Here is an excerpt about Kabuto himself:

At the opposite end of the scale is Kabuto, a giant creature who looks like a cross between Godzilla and King Kong on a bad hair day, but is far less friendly than either of them. Originally created by the Reapers to defend them, he has now gone on a rampage and forced the Reapers to flee back into the seas surrounding his island.

Kabuto relies on his sheer size and brute strength to give him the edge in the game, running around smashing stuff up with his bare hands, trampling on buildings, and eating people whole. And if you're not feeling hungry, you can always impale your victims on one of Kabuto's horns and save them kebab-style for later dining. You can also pick up objects and throw them around, jump up and down to create earthquakes, and generally cause death and destruction on a suitably massive scale.

Read the rest of this preview for more details, and watch IMG for our own look at this impressive title in the near future. The game is set for release on the PC platform in mid-December; there is no projected date for the release of the Mac port.

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