Marathon Fans Rejoice! Rubicon Is Here

Bungieis Marathon series, still one of the most popular Macintosh games of all time, has just received a kick start with the announcement of Marathon Rubicon. Marathon Rubicon is a new scenario featuring new characters, weapons, textures, and levels. According to Marathon Rubicon:

With the advent of Marathon Infinity, Bungieis comprehensivecontent-creation tools for the engine were released. Scenario makerseverywhere rejoiced, and highly motivated artists began constructing customscenarios of scales that eclipsed even Bungieis original games.

Enter Rubicon.

Four years in the making, Rubicon is the largest Marathon scenario projectever created. To give some sense of the magnitude of this scenario, Rubiconfeatures:

  • 360+ new textures
  • Over a dozen new characters
  • Tons of new scenery
  • 8 new weapons
  • More solo levels than any other Marathon scenario to date

...all wrapped into a nonlinear plotline that can be traversed in any numberof ways, featuring different endings based upon a playeris choices over thecourse of the game. Randy Reddig, the texture artist and a mapmaker forBungieis original Marathon Infinity, called Rubiconis visuals "...the nicestIive ever seen come out of Marathon." If youive played any Marathon game,Rubicon will reignite your love for the series.

Marathon Rubicon is currently in the beta testing phase, and will be available for free once it is complete. You can find more information at the Marathon Rubicon Web site.