Unreal Tournament 2004 for Mac has entered duplication, MacSoft announced last night.

The company hopes to release the Mac version of the game close to the same time the Windows version hits the shelves. The Windows version is expected to be available from March 19. Softline UK predicts that the Mac version will ship in the UK by the end of the month.

Unreal Tournament 2004 from Epic Games is the sequel to Unreal Tournament 2003. It offers 95 levels with detailed maps, introduces land and air vehicle combat and delivers an arsenal of new weapons, arenas and battlefields.

A brand-new feature is the UnrealTV broadcast system, which allows people to log on and watch battles between other players online.

MacSoft founder Peter Tamte said: "Epic has followed through on its awesome commitment to the Mac platform by delivering the Mac version nearly simultaneously with the PC version. It's going to be a thrill going online against both Mac and Windows players in just a couple weeks."

The game requires a G4 or G5 processor and Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher. The game is availabe on DVD. The game will cost £40.