Gamers looking to get the biggest bang for their buck this holiday season are going to get that and more, as Microsoft Game Studios today announced the MechAssaultÃ‚Â® 2: Lone Wolf Limited Edition. Supplies are limited, so gamers will need to hurry to retailers to order the limited edition, which includes two exclusive maps and a "making of " video feature showcasing interviews with Day 1 Studios and behind-the-scenes footage of the game's development. Both the standard and limited editions of MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf will be available in North America on December 28, 2004 for an estimated retail price of $49.99 (U.S.). In MechAssault 2, gamers can punish the enemy in BattleMechs, tanks, VTOLs or BattleArmor in an extensive single-player campaign, or they can take their game online in Conquest mode; battling opposing clans for control of a persistent online universe via XboxÃ‚Â® Live™.
MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf is in development by Day 1 Studios, creators of the original MechAssault for Xbox, in conjunction with FASA Studio, the developers of the award-winning MechWarrior and MechCommander series for Windows and Crimson Skies for Xbox. In MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf, gamers will be able to step outside the 'Mech and live the life of a human pilot in a fresh new single player game. Tanks, VTOLs and BattleArmor will offer players plenty of opportunities to rain destruction on their opposition in both single and multiplayer games. Xbox Live gamers will enjoy a whole new level of strategy, as BattleArmor-equipped players 'jack enemy 'Mechs and VTOLs drop supplies to their teammates. Both online and off, MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf will offer players an unparalleled gaming experience. For more information about MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf, please visit http://www.xbox.com/en-us/mechassault2/default.htm.
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