Quake Wars gets golden

Enemy Territory set to storm retail shelves as Activision confirms shooter for October 2 North American release, September 28 in Europe, Australia.

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At the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Activision first revealed Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, showing a minute-and-a-half-long teaser trailer with a 2006 release date. The game missed that date, as well as two other release windows given by Activision, but now it appears the Quake Wars are finally ready to ignite.

Activision and id Software today announced that Enemy Territory: Quake Wars for the PC has gone gold, and will be released October 2 in North America, and September 28 in Europe and Australia. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game will ship at a later, as-yet unannounced date.

Set before the events of Quake II, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars drops players in the middle of the beastly Strogg's initial invasion, when they went head-to-head with the Global Defense Force. Players can join either side as one of five character classes and play online or offline with the help of computer-controlled teammates and opponents. The game also lets players grow their characters over time and offers submissions to help new players contribute to the battle without needing to understand the big picture.

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is a rare entry in the Quake series, as it carries a rating of T for Teen. The only other installment to avoid an M for Mature rating was the Sega Saturn version of the original Quake, which was also bestowed a T rating.

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