LOS ANGELES, CA â€“ (September 22nd, 2005) â€“ Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced that the first expansion pack for Sierra Entertainmentâ€™s critically acclaimed PC game SWAT 4 â„¢ is in development and is scheduled for release in Q1 2006.
Entitled â€˜The Stetchkov Syndicateâ€™, the expansion pack brings a host of new levels, weapons and enhancements to the highly rated SWAT 4.
Crime is on the rise. More guns and drugs are appearing on the streets and the city is in crisis. SWAT is called in to take on a series of disturbances that eventually lead them to the root of the problem, an eastern European crime family that has taken up residence in the city. A final showdown will place legendary SWAT tactics against the most dangerous and ruthless criminals yet, the Stetchkov syndicate.
New features for SWAT 4 â€“ The Stetchkov Syndicate include:
7 new single and multiplayer player levels
Voice over IP â€“ Built in voice communication between teammates.
10 Player Coop â€“ Up to 2 teams of 5.
New multiplayer mode â€“ Smash & Grab
New weapons and equipment for both SWAT members and suspects
Stat tracking and ladders and rankings for multiplayer
Held commands - Orders can be held in single player until the leader gives the GO command.
Unique Leader in Coop - Option to have only one person issue commands and lead the team.
To get more information on the SWAT series, or to download the demo for SWAT 4, please visit www.swat4.com
SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate has been rated â€œMâ€ for Mature by the ESRB.
About Vivendi Universal Games
Vivendi Universal Games (www.vugames.com) is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is a leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online (MMO) games category, holds leading positions in the PC, console and handheld games markets, and is an emerging player in mobile and wireless games. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard EntertainmentÂ®, Radical Entertainment, SierraÂ® Entertainment, Massive Entertainmentâ„¢ and Swordfish Studios. VU Gamesâ€™ library of over 700 titles features owned intellectual properties including WarcraftÂ®, StarCraftÂ®, DiabloÂ® and World of Warcraftâ„¢ from Blizzard Entertainment; Crash BandicootÂ®, Spyro The DragonÂ®, Empire EarthÂ®, Leisure Suit Larryâ„¢, and Ground ControlÂ®. VU Games also maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal, Twentieth Century Fox and Ludlum Entertainment.