MacPlay has announced that Soldier of Fortune II: Doube Helix has gone gold. Solider of Fortune II has been a big hit on the PC side, and is built on the Quake III engine. Among the features of the game is a random mission generator that allows for effectively unlimited replayability. From MacPlay:
MacPlay, a subsidiary of United Developers, announced today that Soldier of Fortune II®: Double Helix for the Macintosh has gone gold and that the product will begin shipping to retail within 2 - 3 weeks. Developed by Raven Software and Activision, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix drops players into the ranks of Americais shadow soldiers in a gritty and intense battle for survival. Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix is rated M for MATURE (17 and above) for animated blood, violence and gore.
In Soldier of Fortune II, players once again assume the role of John Mullins, a military consultant working for the top-secret agency known as The Shop. In the game, players must make use of stealth, as well as firepower, to tackle a wide-range of missions including hostage rescue, intelligence gathering and search-and-destroy. To fully immerse players in the experience, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix brings the grittiness of combat to the PC like never before with incredibly detailed skeletal animations that enable lifelike character movements and per pixel hit locations for ultra realism.
Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix also advances the genre with the introduction of a new random mission generator technology for both single and multiplayer. By entering variables into the gameis random mission generator players can create millions of single or multiplayer maps on the fly for endless replayability. In addition to the RMG maps, multiplayer in Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix offers nine professionally designed maps, more than 100 unique model/skin combinations and four different game modes including and deathmatch, team deathmatch, elimination and infiltration.
Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix is built on an enhanced version of the Quake III Arena game engine for explosive special effects and fast action gameplay, GHOUL II Technology with ultra-realistic damage modeling anywhere on the body, the TORR Terrain system that allows a full range of player movements including manning entrenched guns and riding in vehicles, and even deadlier AI than the original game. The Omni Group converted the game to run exclusively under Mac OS X in less than 8 weeks.
You can find more information on Soldier Of Fortune II: Doube Helix at MacPlayis Web site. The game is available for pre-order now at US$49.99 from MacPlayis Web site.