updated 11:05 am EDT, Mon April 4, 2005
Star Wars Battlefront
($50 pre-order) for Mac has hit beta status, developer Aspyr said today. Battlefront is an open-ended single- and multiplayer game that allows players to relive "all of the epic battles from the classic and prequel Star Wars film trilogies." Players can select one of the 20 different soldier types from each of the four factions: Rebel Alliance, Imperial Army, Clone Army and Droid Army. Soldier types include standard infantry, scouts, heavy weapons and pilots. Each soldier has specialized abilities and the freedom to use ground-based turrets found on the battlefront as well as more than 25 diverse ground and air vehicles including the AT-ST, X-wing and speeder bike, and the massive Republic Gunship that can hold up to five different soldiers.