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MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf Goes Gold

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Posted by Jeremy on December 16, 2004 8:53 AM
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"MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf" has gone gold and will be ready for it's seemingly odd release date of December 28 (Feb. 4, UK). The third person shooter is the sequel to the 2002 Xbox release and has a rather loyal following, especially on XboxLIVE. The new version has upped the ante for it's online capabilities including supporting clans with customizable decals and a 3D waiting area (lobby) for players between games. Microsoft also launched http://mechassault2.xbox.com, a mini-site to get all of your mech juices flowing.

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PRESS RELEASE

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16th December, 2004
Dropships Spotted in Low Orbit as MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf Goes Gold

New Mini-Site Offers Gamers a Sneak Peek Inside the Game

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that MechAssault? 2: Lone Wolf for Xbox? has gone gold and is on schedule to ship to retail stores in the UK on the 4th February (Dec. 28 in North America), for a suggested retail price of ?39.99 (UK). Gamers looking an action fix will get more than their fill with MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf, which offers gamers the chance to tear up the opposition and environments on more than five destructible worlds. Utilising Xbox Live, MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf will have gamers battling for domination of the Inner Sphere in a variety of online multiplayer modes.

To coincide with the impending release of MechAssault? 2: Lone Wolf, Microsoft has launched a new mini-site at http://mechassault2.xbox.com. Visitors to the site will find a veritable war chest of information on the upcoming Xbox? action title; including a gameplay video, wallpapers and dozens of screenshots. To further immerse themselves in the MechAssault universe, visitors will be able to read all about 'Mech and vehicle specifications along with details about the game's online conquest and multiplayer modes.

MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf is in development by Day 1 Studios, creators of the original MechAssault for Xbox, in conjunction with FASA Studio, the developers of the award-winning MechWarrior and MechCommander series for Windows and Crimson Skies for Xbox. In MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf, gamers will be able to step outside the 'Mech and live the life of a human pilot in a fresh new single player game. Tanks, VTOLs and BattleArmor will offer players plenty of opportunities to rain destruction on their opposition in both single and multiplayer games. Xbox Live gamers will enjoy a whole new level of strategy, as BattleArmor-equipped players 'jack enemy 'Mechs and VTOLs drop supplies to their teammates. Both online and off, MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf will offer players an unparalleled gaming experience. For more information about MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf, please visit http://mechassault2.xbox.com.

Microsoft Game Studios is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of games for the Xbox? video game system, the Windows? operating system and online platforms. Comprising a network of top developers, Microsoft Game Studios is committed to creating innovative and diverse games for Windows (http://www.microsoft.com/games), including such franchises as Age of Empires?, Flight Simulator and Zoo Tycoon?; Xbox (http://www.xbox.com), including such games as Fable? and franchises as Halo?, Project Gotham Racing? and MechAssault?; and MSN? Games (http://www.games.msn.com), the official games channel for the MSN network and home to such hits as "Bejeweled" and "HexicTM."









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