BELLEVUE, WA., (August 29, 2001) - Sierra today announced its third
installment in the award-winning SWAT(tm) 3 (http://www.swat3.com), SWAT 3:
Tactical Game of the Year Edition, scheduled to storm shelves late
September. This special two-CD edition includes new missions, 10-person
multiplayer capabilities, and an Advanced Tactics CD containing
instructional SWAT training videos, a Q&A tactics section, and much
more--all provided by actual SWAT officers.
SWAT 3 is the most authentic tactical simulation created, developed
hand-in-hand with L.A.P.D. SWAT. This edition to the SWAT franchise places
gamers in 27 strikingly realistic Los Angeles locations. It also provides
the player with the unique experience of playing as an Element Leader of a
five-man entry team or that of an assaulter, following the commands of the
finest AI ever created for a game.
SWAT 3: Tactical Game of the Year delivers one totally new mission, five
missions previously available only on the Web, and the original 21 missions.
New weapons, skins, and MODs are also contained on the CD. The 27 missions
feature hostage rescues, high risk warrants, and barricaded suspects set in
familiar Los Angeles locations, including Chang's Theater, the L.A. subway,
Whitman Airport, Hollywood Hills, the City of Angels Hospital. As well, this edition includes all of the community building tools needed to create one's own version of SWAT, including the newly enhanced Scenario Editor with career editing functionality, and the Worldcraft Level Editor.
In addition, Sierra will be releasing a SWAT 3 version 2.0 update that will
give owners of Close Quarters Battle and Elite Edition all of the features
of the new Tactical Game of the Year Edition (except for the materials
contained on the Advanced Tactics CD). The 2.0 update includes 10-man
multiplayer game play, enhanced AI, the option to play as an element leader
or be commanded by an AI element leader, and the newly enhanced Scenario
Editor. Version 2.0 will also be available in late September.
Sierra On-Line, Inc. http://www.sierra.com, a studio of Vivendi Universal
Publishing and part of its Games division, is one of the original developers
and largest worldwide publishers of interactive entertainment and
productivity software. Sierra is renowned for releasing critically acclaimed
and award winning titles that represent a wide variety of computer
entertainment on both next generation console and PC platforms.
Vivendi Universal Publishing is a world leader in mass-market multimedia
communications. The Company has 22,000 employees and 300 brands in 40
countries and aims to become the unchallenged leader in each of its
operating sectors. VU Publishing had 2000 pro-forma revenues of 3.6 billion
euros. A leading publisher of online and PC and Console-based interactive
content, the Company's portfolio of entertainment software brands includes
Blizzard Entertainment, Flipside.com, Sierra and Universal Interactive
Studios. Interactive entertainment is one of parent company Vivendi
Universal's key content areas, along with Movies, Music and other Publishing