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Wednesday, November 25th

Electronic Arts Released Mac Strategy Game
[7: 15 AM] Electronic Arts has released a simultaneous Mac/PC game called Future Cop: L.A.P.D. a "strategic action-packed" computer game set in futuristic Los Angeles. According to Electronic Arts:

"In the game, the player is a member of Los Angeles' police department, and must rescue the city from ruthless criminal gangs that have taken over and turned Los Angeles into a cesspool of extortion, theft and drug trafficking. Fortunately, the player is equipped with a revolutionary assault vehicle, the X-1Alpha.

Packed with an explosive arsenal, the X-1Alpha is capable of transforming from a speedy and agile hovercraft into a powerful but nimble mechanical walker. Different in-game environments dictate whether the vehicle will perform as a walker or the hovercraft. It is up to the player to determine which one to use for optimal performance -- or survival."

Players will travel through futuristic versions of real-life parts of Los Angeles in their crime fighting efforts armed with 15 futuristic weapons.

The game, which debuted on Playstation earlier this year will feature new levels as a PC game in addition to multi-player support for up to 8 players. Future Cop also supports 3Dfx. Best of all the Hybrid CD is priced at only US$19.95. A demo is available on the Company's web site (which is a very attractive site).

The Mac Observer Spin: Electronic Arts has not been known for their support of Macintosh based products during the last couple of years. We are a bit surprised, but very pleased, by their choice of Future Cop as a Mac game. With the aggressive pricing of only US$19.95, we can hope that the game will be a hit on the Mac platform giving Electronic Arts an excellent return on their investment. This could in turn help bring more games to the Mac. Go buy it!

Electronic Arts - Future Cop



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