Quake III Arena, the latest sequel to one of the most popular games ever, is to hit the UK on 17 December.
Manufacturers Activision and id Software said today that this new version of the popular first-person shoot 'em up will be available for £44.99 at retail outlets. It will initially be available on PC, but a Dreamcast version is rumoured to be under development for release next year.
Quake III Arena has 3D environment graphics which "will amaze fans all over the world" with features that create atmospheric fog and high detail textures. It has 32 characters that all fight with a different style, allowing players to adapt and learn new skills.
Players will have nine weapons to arm themselves with to help them fight through 26 deathmatch and four flag capture levels, either as a single player or in a multiplayer game. This will "demolish even the toughest hardcore gamer," challenged a statement from id Software.
Dusty Welch, director of global management at Activision, said: "With Quake III Arena, id has brought the visceral thrill of multiplayer gaming to the single-player game."
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