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reports sent along by a couple of readers by announcing that X²: The Threat has
shipped to stores, and that Egosoft's space sim sequel is now available in
stores in North America and Australia. The game's European release is scheduled
for February 6, 2004. The official press release offers more details:
Md. (December 1, 2003) – Enlight, a leading entertainment software developer
and publisher, announced today the highly anticipated space simulation game X²:
The Threat has shipped to retail stores across North America for the holidays.
Under development for two years, X²: The Threat has received numerous praise
for its stunning in game graphics and open-ended gameplay. GameSpy said in their
preview, "Overall, though, X2 could turn out to be one of the truly great
space sims, ready to take its place among the Wing Commanders, Freelancers, and
Independence Wars of the genre. The visuals alone may well carry this game to
In addition to the featuring graphics and in depth gameplay, X²: The Threat
exhibits an amazingly open-ended X-universe that is twice the size featured in
its predecessor, X: Beyond the Frontier. "The sheer size of the universe
and the astounding number of ships to fly, solar systems to visit and
commodities to buy blew me away. X2 makes you feel like you're a part of a
living, breathing cosmos," said Avault's Dustin Arient in his first look at
the epic space simulation.
"Fans of Elite and Privateer have long been awaiting a follow-up title and
we are excited to bring them X2: The Threat," said Paul Lombardi, CEO of
Enlight Interactive. "With its striking graphics, open-ended gameplay and
state-of-the-art engine, X2: The Threat will appeal to both space simulation
fans and mass market consumers this holiday season."
Published by Enlight Interactive in North America and Canada, X²: The Threat is
available on the Windows PC and is priced at $39.99 (U.S.). For additional
information visit http://www.x2-game.com/.