Though already released for the PC and Playstation 3 platforms in late 2007, Unreal Tournament 3 for the Xbox 360 console now has a release date, as well as some new features not included in its other versions. The M rated game is set to hit North American shelves on July 7th, 2008, and will hopefully surpass the over one million copies already sold for the other two platforms.
In this edition of the Unreal Tournament series, an invasion has begun that is set to end the human race. Your kin have already been wiped out, so you head into the fray in hopes of saving humanity, as well as taking revenge for your lost loved ones. In a first-person shooter style fashion, you must fight against the incredibly realistic artificial intelligence featured in the enemies. Common FPS modes are included such as Capture the Flag, Deathmatch, and Team Deathmatch.
The additions featured in this version that aren't in the already released versions include a split-screen mode, five new maps to play in, as well as two new characters in the storyline. Mark Rein, the vice president of Epic Games, Inc. had this to say about the release:
We're very excited to be shipping Unreal Tournament 3 for Xbox 360. This is a great title and, with two-player split screen support and some very cool new content, Xbox 360 players should be thrilled with this fantastic version of the game.
As another added bonus, a video preview of Gears of War 2 narrated by design director Cliff Bleszinski, and producer, Rod Fergusson is also on the disc. In it, you will be able to see new footage of new modes, weapons, maps, and other aspects of the highly-anticipated sequel.