SWAT 4 announced

News ID: 344
Date: 2004-04-28
Source: http://www.ign.com/articles/2004/04/28/swat-4-announced

The beloved series finally makes a return.

BY JEFF TOM Vivendi Universal have announced Swat 4, to be developed by Irrational Games. Here's the pr:

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 28, 2004) - Vivendi Universal Games sets its sites on the latest edition of the popular SWAT franchise with the announcement of SWAT 4 . Developed by Irrational Games, SWAT 4 allows players to take control of a squad of up to five police officers tasked with performing dangerous operations such as high-risk arrests, hostage rescue and counter-terrorism. As the unit's commander, players must follow authentic police tactics as they breach and clear a concrete jungle filled with armed felons and innocent bystanders alike. SWAT 4 is expected to ship in Q1 of 2005 and has not yet been rated by the ESRB. "We are working collaboratively with Irrational Games on SWAT 4 to develop one of the best games in its genre," says Michael Pole, EVP, Worldwide Studios, Vivendi Universal Games. " SWAT 4 delivers a tactical first-person squad-based shooter experience that is a worthy successor to this hit franchise."

Featuring graphics courtesy of the Vengeance engine powered by Unreal, SWAT 4 delivers 16 authentic environments set in stunningly rendered locations representing a wide variety of operational environments. Realistic ballistics and Havoc defined object physics will further heighten the experience for the player by providing an added layer of atmospheric authenticity.

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