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MWNY: MacPlay Touts Wares; BG2 First
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MacPlay has revealed their lineup of A-list titles now showing at the Macworld New York expo. Baldur's Gate II is top on their list, with the immersive RPG set to be their first release of the summer. Also on display is Giants: Citizen Kabuto, which was just announced as being made by Omni Group for OS X exclusively. One of the other titles you shouldn't forget about is Sacrifice. This powerful game is also hoped for a late summer release, though it is unknown exactly if it will support OS X as well. Even considering the number of smaller titles MacPlay is porting, these huge three should prove to be a summer blockbuster for Mac gaming. Here's more from their press release:

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn was named Game of the year by MSNBC and
Game Industry News, as well as RPG of the Year by GameSpot. The game is the
latest chapter in the mythic saga that continues the much-loved Baldur's
Gate storyline. The Forgotten RealmsŪ adventure ensues along the southern
portion of the Sword Coast in the merchant kingdom of Amn. This region
includes such diverse environments as the Elven forests of Tethyr, the
Cloudpeak Mountains, the Drow cities of the Underdark, and the Capital City
of Amn, Athkatla. Developed by BioWare, the same team responsible for
Baldur's Gate, and converted to the Macintosh by MumboJumbo, Baldur's Gate
II features an incredibly detailed design and story with a highly engrossing
plot showcasing immersive environments and dynamic characters that will
thrill and engage players throughout the span of the game.

Giants: Citizen Kabuto, was declared one of the top five games of 2000 by
Voodoo Extreme, and was also Game Guru's Game of the Year and Action Game of
the Year. The single and multi-player masterpiece is played in real-time 3D.
Battle ensues on a massive fragment of shattered planet consisting of 30
separate islands. Gamers will play three very original creatures, the Sea
Reapers, the Meccaryn and the giant, Kabuto. All are fighting for control of
the beautiful 3D world. Originally published by Interplay Entertainment,
and developed by Planet Moon Studios, Giants features innovative 3D

Sacrifice was awarded Strategy Game of the Year by Computer Gaming World,
and RTS Game of the year by Computer Games Magazine.. The game provides a
new approach to the 3D RTS genre, allowing players to act as both commander
and combatant over huge, real-time generated landscapes in single or
multiplayer modes. Sacrifice offers the most versatile and imaginative
creatures ever seen in interactive combat scenarios with over 50 spells and
creatures that can be cast throughout the course of the game, which was
developed by Shiny Entertainment, and converted to the Macintosh by

We are following all three of these games very closely, and will be bringing you more info on them soon. Stay tuned for more reports from the show floor on these and other great MacPlay games.

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