Star Wars Battlefront for Mac hits beta

Star Wars Battlefront for Mac has hit beta status. Battlefront is an open-ended single-player and multiplayer game, which allows players to re-live all of the epic battles from the classic and prequel Star Wars® film trilogies.

Players can participate in all of the memorable Star Wars battles like never before. 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. The team-based action within Star Wars Battlefront is set in more than a dozen unique locations across 10 diverse planets including Hoth, Geonosis and Endor.

Star Wars Battlefront preliminary system requirements:
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3.6 or later
CPU Processor: PowerPC G4/G5 or later
CPU Speed: 1GHz or faster
Memory: 256 MB or higher (512 MB recommended)
Hard Disk Space: 2.7GB free disk space
Video Card (ATI): Radeon 8500 or better
Video Card (NVidia): GeForce2 or better
Video Memory (VRam): 64 MB or higher
Media Required: DVD Drive

Multiplayer requirements:
Internet and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported
Internet play requires a 56Kbps or faster connection

Star Wars Battlefront is available for preorder for only $49.99 –

The game is licensed from LucasArts and under development for Mac by Beenox Studios.

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