Virtual Programming released expansion packs for Majesty 2 for Mac OS X, as well as a new time traveling first person shooter (FPS), Darkest of Days. The Majesty 2 expansions, Kingmaker and Battles of Ardania, add new missions and features, while Darkest of Days puts the player in the role of a time traveler who must travel back to key battles in history to protect historical figures important to the space-time continuum.
Kingmaker offers players eight new missions based around Lord Blackviper (we’re guessing he’s a bad guy) and a goblin army (which adds further credence to our bad guy hypothesis). Lord Blackviper is hellbent on destroying the newly united kingdom, and you (and/or your friends) have to stop him. There are also new game-play features for randomizing some of the in-mission parameters, mission and map editors, and more.
Battles of Ardania takes up the tale of Ardania after Kingmaker, and also includes eight new mission. There are also new monsters and weapon sets, new maps, and more.
Darkest of Days
In this FPS, players take on the role of Alexander Morris, a soldier “plucked from the ranks of General Custer’s army during the Battle of Little Big Horn.” As Agent Morris, players are put into scenarios intended to examine crucial moments of time, including the Battle of Antietam, World Wars I and II (including a POW camp), and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
“Time travel offers many opportunities not only for unique gameplay but also fascinating storytelling, and Darkest of Days offers a cornucopia of both,” Mark Hinton, Virtual Programming’s CEO and its foremost expert on the ins and outs of time travel, including that most dreaded of possible side effects, the space-time paradox, said in a statement. “It features realistic recreations of major historical events as well as so many twists and turns in the story that you won’t be able to catch your breath until it’s over.”
The game is built on a new engine called Marmoset.
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