The fourth iteration of the SWAT franchise will be hitting stores soon. Titled Swat 4
(not exactly a creative title but it's short and to the point), the game provides 14 single player missions as well as extensive multiplayer modes (including a killer co-op mode). Saw a preview of this game on G4 this week (I know, I represent about 1/5 of their audience now) and the game actually looks solid.
SWATâ„¢ 4, the latest edition of the popular award-winning SWAT franchise, has shipped for the PC to retail outlets nationwide. Developed by Irrational Games, SWAT 4 allows players to take control of a squad of up to five SWAT officers tasked with performing dangerous operations such as high risk warrant service, rapid deployment, barricaded suspects and hostage situations. To ensure authenticity, VU Games enlisted Ken Thatcher, a 24-year SWAT veteran, as the gameâ€™s consultant.
From intense hostage situations to high risk undercover operations, players will tactically command their teams and address every situation differently, where a split second mistake could lead to failure. Tension is the key element of SWAT 4, and the game emphasizes tactical deployment over pure run-and-gun action. Proper use of a broad range of real police gear, including tactical mainstays such as the Colt M-4 carbine, the Benelli M4 Super 90 shotgun and Surefire tactical lights, will help the team to overcome any obstacle, rescue endangered civilians, and bring the bad guys to justice.
SWAT 4â€™s 14 single-player missions feature random enemy placement ensuring the playerâ€™s experience is different each time the level is played. Players can also use the quick mission maker to create and customize missions, including modification of enemy and civilian AI, mission objectives and more. SWAT 4 includes extensive multiplayer functionality including co-operative modes and team based competitive modes with up to 16 players.
SWAT 4 carries a suggested retail prices of $49.99 for the PC and has been rated â€œMâ€ for Mature by the ESRB. For additional information please visit www.swat4.com.