Updated Unreal II Weapons Info
10:16 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story
IMG readers may remember an earlier article concerning an Unreal II preview posted at Unreality.org, wherein it was mentioned that certain weapons would not make the transition from Unreal Tournament to Unreal II including the ASMD shock rifle and the Flak Cannon. Interestingly enough, most of the feedback on this article revolved around the absence of these weapons. Perhaps in response to the nasty comments by fans of these particular weapons, Matt Frary (a PR Manager at Infogrames) e-mailed this statement to Unreality.org:
Unreal fans asked for it -- now they got it. Based on popular demand, the ASMD Shock Rifle and Flak Cannon have been integrated into Unreal 2. This brings the total number of weapons in the game to 17.While fans were quick to rejoice on the forums, Chris Hargrove of Legend Entertainment, developer of Unreal II, was quick to post a rebuttal concerning the PR statement:
Without trying to throw a slam at our PR people or anything, I'll merely say that Mr. Frary should have consulted us before making his statement. Hargrove goes on to state that these weapons will "likely" make it into at least the multiplayer aspect, if not the single player. However, he notes that the decision is far from finalized.
The ASMD/Flak issues were in discussion between Legend, Epic, and Infogrames well before the topic was even brought up here on these forums. I'm not saying that we're ignoring the fanbase here or anything (we're certainly not), but by the same token, we've been considering these issues for some time now.
Unreality.org - News
Matt Frary's PR statement can be found at Unreality.org's news page. Chris Hargrove's rebuttal forum posting can be found at Infograme's Unreal II forum. Be sure to check out both for the full story, and add your own voice to the issue in our own forums.
Infogrames - Unreal II Forum
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