Sound too good to be true?
Well maybe be it is, but by the looks of a recent article in an Australian games magazine it looks like the poor reception of Unreal Tournament 2003 has caused Legend to rethink the unpopular 'No MP for j00!' decision.
God be praised :D
"I was announced in January that Unreal II was going to be soley SP, so as not to step on the toes of UT2k3 well, Legend has come out on the side of "screw that" and unreal ii is coming packed with MP options. Other than the central campaings, players can also take on a tournament of their own clawing there way up through three tournment ladders populated by bots. All of these levels are also avalible for MP games on the net . "
Legend is concentrating on the SP experience but that dosent mean a tacked on multiplayer mode. in fact the expanded Mp mode seems to combine standard FPS elemnts with RTS multiplayer gametypes and options.
It pits groups of players against each other in a battle to control the planets surface and the alien artefacts to be found here.
You start by choosing one of three classes repressenting the main crew characters you find in U2. Y9u have the GRUNT (the main character) the spook (your intelligence officer) and the Tech(engineer). The grunt gets the best weapons and is the fighting back bone of your forces. The spook is the stealthy unit and sniper. He or She can even disguise themselves as members of the opposing force to spread panic and disorder.
If the scope of the Extended MP game can be seen anywhere in this tech. This character has massive support and control role. He or She controls the replecators to churn out weapons and ammo to keep the others supplied and as you get further into the game techs will be able to reserch and build more complex structures like defence turrets, Medical centers, Force feilds, Camera pods, mines, recon and repair bots and sensor arrays. this could be very cool or verry fustrating...?"