updated 11:25 am EST, Mon November 29, 2004
CoD: United Offensive
Aspyr today began shipping , the expansion pack to Infinity Ward's Call of Duty. Call of Duty: United Offensive allows gamers to experience more of WWII's most legendary conflicts through the eyes of Allied soldiers fighting for the liberation of Europe through 13 intense, new single player missions and an expanded multiplayer experience with 11 new maps, plus new weapons, player abilities and special effects. Three all-new campaigns allow players to join the U.S. 101st Airborne during the Battle of the Bulge, the British campaign as an airman shooting down German ME-109s from a B-17 bomber, and the Russian frontlines as a conscript in the crucial eight-day Battle of Kursk. The $30 expansion pack requires Mac OS X 10.2.8 and a 867MHz G4/G5 processor.
The expansion pack also features other enhancements, such as new
realistic WWII weapons, including the German Flammenwerfer 35 Flamethrower
and Panzerschrek anti-tank weapon, American M1A1 Bazooka, Russian Tokarev
SVT-40 Self-Loading Rifle, portable deployable machine-guns, smoke grenades
and more. Furthermore, Gray Matter has added an entirely new special
effects system to Call of Duty: United Offensive, providing visually
stunning moments to players with realistic explosions, weather and particle
Additionally, Call of Duty: United Offensive expands on the popular
multiplayer experience of the original Call of Duty. Players can go online
for battling between Axis and Allied powers, now including vehicle combat aboard tanks and jeeps as well as tank-and-foot-soldier combined arms action. The expanded multiplayer component offers 11 new maps and three new modes of play - including Base Assault, Capture the Flag and Domination--where squads must take control of key locations while preventing enemy troops from advancing. It also fetaures newly added ranking system that lets players earn additional weaponry upon completion of objectives, call in artillery support, and more.