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Fishtank Announces 'S.W.I.N.E'

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2001 @ 12:17 a.m. PDT

Players Battle the Pig National Army in this Tongue-in-Cheek RTS Game for PC, Due on Store Shelves this October.

Fishtank Interactive, a division of Ravensburger Interactive Media and publisher of PC and console-based interactive games, announced today its latest PC title "S.W.I.N.E.(tm)," a unique real-time strategy game, is set to ship October 2001. In the game, players compete in a series of widely
varied missions as they help the peace-loving Rabbits launch skillful guerrilla attacks against the evil Pigs who have launched a vicious attack against their pastoral paradise.

"'S.W.I.N.E.', a superbly executed RTS, adds a humorous, clever twist to the real-time strategy genre in a way that will entertain gamers to the very end," said Jerry Wolosenko, head of Fishtank Interactive activities in North America. "We're looking forward to injecting some fun into the traditionally serious real-time strategy genre."


About "S.W.I.N.E."

On the third of August, the Pig National Army crosses the border of Carrotland, following the orders of the notorious Steelfang, attacking and destroying most of the country within two weeks. The Rabbit capital is under siege and the future looks bleak for the beleaguered peace-loving Rabbits. Their only hope is to launch a counterattack under the command of a plucky, resourceful leader: the player.
Although the plot and the characters guarantee some serious fun, the game is built on a sophisticated RTS engine demonstrating advanced graphics, physics and AI that require intelligent analysis of the psychology of the leaders, the features of the terrain, and special abilities of each unit to execute the best tactics and strategy.


Features for "S.W.I.N.E.(tm)" include:

  • Extremely realistic graphics supported by a highly detailed physical modeling system.
  • 15 missions for each race and multiple play modes: Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Destroy the Base, etc.
  • 10 multiplayer levels that can be played in a special war mode.
  • Humorous character and unit reporting using pre-rendered animation.
  • Full range of terrain creation options with a unique mode and special buildings for each level.
  • Varied terrain and weather effects.


For more information about "S.W.I.N.E." CLICK HERE.


About Fishtank Interactive
Fishtank Interactive is a worldwide publisher of PC and console based interactive games with offices in Munich and Ravensburg, Germany; Boston and Newton, New Hampshire USA and Paris, France. The company works with some of the most innovative and experienced game developers in Europe while expanding its development and publishing resources in North America. Fishtank Interactive is a trademark of Ravensburger Interactive Media, GmbH a wholly owned subsidiary of Ravensburger AG, Germany's largest manufacturer of puzzles and board games.

About Channel 24 Studios
Channel 42 Studios is one of Hungary's leading game development groups with experience creating games for the PC and console platforms and a special expertise in implementing sophisticated game graphics technologies.

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