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World War II Online

Platform(s): Arcade, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PSOne, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: Action

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'World War II Online' Goes Mac - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2002 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT

"We are thrilled to be bringing this unique gaming experience to all those Mac gamers out there," says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing at Strategy First. "Now a whole new audience will be joining the virtual battlefield, adding even more excitement to the game."

World War II Online Mac Edition is an online combined arms simulation set in a relentless, action-packed environment where players can command and crew a variety of accurately modeled vehicles and aircraft, sling weapons, and fight as foot soldiers with and against thousands of other gamers. Set in the early war years, it includes equipment and major battle points: strongholds, fortresses, forests, rivers and more – much as it was on the battlefields of Europe.

WWII Online is still the first and only massively multiplayer first-person virtual battlefield that covers a ½ scale map of Europe with accurate terrain modeling. It allows thousands of players to fight 24/7 in a persistent world in which character advancement and career paths provide a rich RPG layer, and strategic systems are driven by player missions and command structures. An extensive web-based player services package provided by www.playnet.com is integrated with gameplay. Players from around the world can take part in creating new history while fighting on the battlefields and in the skies of Europe.

"Our development team has worked to ensure that gameplay is identical across all platforms and we’re excited to welcome fresh recruits to the battle," says Al Corey, Executive Producer at Playnet. "The response by the Mac community to our beta tests showed us that the Mac community has been waiting a long time for a MMOG like WWII Online and we’re ready for them".

World War II Online Mac Edition also contains special bonus items, such as a large foldout wall map of the game world, the official music track, and 20 original illustrations and wallpapers inspired by the game.

World War II Online Mac Edition will be distributed throughout North America exclusively by Infogrames and is set to ship in early November.


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