265w ago - Nearly eight months after the PC release, Underground Studios and Splash Damage are set to release Enemy Territory: Quake Wars on the PlayStation 3 late next month.
After a full day at Activision's press event on Tuesday, PSU received hands on with both the versions of the title, going in excited, coming out disappointed.
First things first, Activision has given an official release date of May 27 in North America, with Korean and European versions to ship shortly after. Studio CTO at Underground Development Bill Chin said, "You can expect Korean and European versions to ship within a few weeks after the U.S. release, with Japan probably being the last [to receive the game].
For those not familiar with Enemy Territory, the game is an objective based team multiplayer, pitting humans versus an alien race known as the Strogg. The title features a single player campaign were players must follow a list of objectives moving from one area to another and destroying hordes of enemy bots. Then on the multiplayer side of things, players can fight online via PlayStation Network, or through LAN with up to 16 players.
Compared to the PC version, multiplayer is nearly the same, featuring all the same maps, weapons, and vehicles. Gamers picking up the PS3 version will see a few new features...
297w ago - Show us one person who's not yet excited about Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, and we'll shamelessly assume he or she is someone with a middling PC waiting for the console versions. For everyone else, Activision is giving us an early taste of the title with the release of a demo today.
The 728 MB demo (available now via FileFront) gives players access to a full map (Valley) from the beta. If you happened to be in the beta and are already familiar with this map, it may still be worth checking out, as Splash Damage promises that it has undergone further balancing since then. This war zone is playable in both online and offline form with bots. For the best strategies in taking your skills online, be sure to read the official guide to Valley from the Quake Wars community site.
In addition to the demo, the team has also released finalized system requirements, so check those out as well.
While you're downloading that demo, you might want consider taking some time to read 1UP's preview. Enemy Territory: Quake Wars arrives on store shelves on September 28th in Europe and on October 2nd in North America.