Mercenary Studios, Human Head Studios and Westlake Interactive are publishing the Mac version of Rune: Halls of Valhalla (HOV).

Rune: HOV is a multiplayer expansion pack for Rune, a Viking-themed third-person action game. It will be available for pre-order from today, and will start shipping on April 22, 2002.

New features will include Headball and Arena modes, additional maps, new animated creatures, and three new female characters.

Armless fun Headball mode is a team-based sports game in which players rip off the limbs or heads of their opponents and score points by throwing them through a goal. In Arena mode, gamers compete in duels against various opponents.

Tricia Harris, president of Mercenary studios, said: “This is an exciting new chapter for Mercenary Studios, and one I am pleased to be a part of.”

Glenda Adams, president of Westlake Interactive, said: “We’re very happy to bring Rune: HOV to Mac gamers.”

Rune: HOV will ship online for about $24.95. UK distribution and pricing has yet to be confirmed.