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Gathering Of Developers Announces 'Vietcong' - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2002 @ 7:27 p.m. PDT

Computer and video game publisher Gathering of Developers, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., and developer Illusion Softworks in association with development team Pterodon, today announced "Vietcong" for the PC. Set during the Vietnam War, "Vietcong" is a first person shooter with tactical elements. The game is expected to hit store shelves this fall.

"'Vietcong' combines thrilling action with strategic thinking," said Gary Lewis, international managing director of Take-Two Interactive Software, Europe. "The evolving storyline combined with the game's intense sound system, graphics and animation truly bring powerful jungle combat to life on your PC."

Acting as an elite soldier, players of "Vietcong" command the A-team, part of the U.S. Special Forces, in realistically represented Vietnamese environments. Players will lead as many as six expertly trained soldiers through 20 dramatic missions, and follow a storyline that captures the danger, fear and unpredictability of the war itself. The full-featured multiplayer mode also allows gamers to play as U.S. Special Forces or Vietcong soldiers and to battle over specially designed levels.

In "Vietcong," the player chooses from more than 25 weapons, including M16's, grenade launchers and sniper rifles. Players can order air strikes or ambush enemy patrols, but success ultimately depends on their ability to keep a level head in the thick of intense action.

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