Feral Interactive has announced a release date for the Mac version of Black and White 2. It has been a long time in the making, but Black and White 2 finally has a release date for the Mac and it is January 6th. Black and White 2 is a real time strategy game and, obviously, the sequel to Black and White.
Players take on the role of a young God in search of followers. Since time has passed, the humans have been able to make more sophisticated weapons and use mother nature to their advantage. The young God has been called back to save his people from the turmoil.
If you are a real time strategy fan and have waited for Black and White 2 to come to the Mac your wait is almost over. Players will be able to download the game from Feral Interactives web site as well as in retail stores.
Press Release Follows:
Feral Interactive has announced Tuesday, January 6th as the worldwide release date for the much-anticipated Mac version of Black & White® 2, the real-time, strategy sequel to the critically acclaimed hit Black & White®, one of the best-selling Mac games of all time. The release coincides with the opening of exhibits at Macworld Expo 2009 in San Francisco, Calif. where attendees can experience the game for themselves at the Feral booth.
Created by Lionhead Studios® and designers Peter Molyneux and Ron Millar, in Black & White 2 players reprise the role of a young god in search of followers and return to the once innocent world of Eden. However, times have moved on – weapons have been invented and humans have harnessed the forces of nature to terrible effect. Eden is in turmoil and the young God has been called back to save his people.
In addition, The Battle of the Gods expansion pack is included offering players a host of new challenges including the threat of a rival God.
“Black & White has achieved a phenomenal and long-lasting popularity on the Mac. We are confident that Black & White 2 will continue that success.” said Feral Interactive’s David Stephen.
The game will retail in North America for US $49.95, £29.95 (inc VAT) in the UK and €39.95 (inc VAT) throughout Europe. It is currently available to pre-order from Feral’s online store (http://www.feralinteractive.com/?section=buy&language=english).
In addition to buying through retailers and Feral’s online store January 6th, attendees at Macworld Expo in San Francisco, Calif. will be able to purchase and experience Black & White 2 for themselves at booth 2530 in the South Hall.
Minimum system requirements call for a 1.8GHz Intel Mac only, 512MB RAM, 128MB graphics card, DVD drive, 5.1 GB of hard disk space and Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later. The game does not support Intel GMA processors, but does run on Apple’s latest Macbook laptops equipped with GeForce 9400 M graphics cards.
More details and selected trailers of the game are now available at: http://feralinteractive.com/game/blackwhite2