BELLEVUE, WA., (October 10, 2001) - Sierra today announced SWAT 3: Tactical
Game of the Year Edition (TGOTY) is taking over store shelves throughout
North America. Available on PC, this special third installment in the
award-winning SWAT(tm) 3 series (http://www.swat3.com) is a two-CD edition
including 27 missions, 10-person multiplayer, new weapons and mods along
with an unprecedented Advanced Tactics CD. Developed in conjunction with
LAPD SWAT, SWAT 3 places an emphasis upon saving lives and rewards gamers
for non-violent resolution of each mission.
The most authentic tactical simulation created, SWAT 3: TGOTY places gamers
in crisis situations in strikingly realistic Los Angeles locations, such as
Whitman Airport and Chang's Theater. The game adds six new missions to the
original 21 missions, each playable in both single and multiplayer
Designed to enhance the gamer's SWAT 3 experience, the Advanced Tactics CD
includes real-world SWAT tactics and strategies, including instructional
training videos, a Q&A tactics section, and much more--all provided by
actual SWAT officers. This edition also empowers gamers to create their own
version of SWAT with robust community building tools, including the
Worldcraft(tm) Level Editor and the newly enhanced Scenario Editor with
career editing functionality.
In addition, Sierra has released SWAT 3 version 2.0 update, giving owners of
Close Quarters Battle and Elite Edition all of the features of the new
Tactical Game of the Year Edition with the exception of those materials
found 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.
It can be downloaded for free from the SWAT 3 Web site.
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