Conflict: Vietnam Media ReleaseSydney, 8th March 2004 – Atari, Australia’s premier source of interactive software, proudly announces ‘Conflict: Vietnam’ for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC, published by SCi and releasing in Spring 2004. In the 1950s the United States deployed their first troops to Vietnam and to a war which was to span the next 25 years, claiming millions of lives on both sides and creating some of the strongest tensions in US history. A haunting depiction of a truly grisly war, Conflict: Vietnam is the next installment in the multi-award winning Conflict series, which has to date, sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide. Conflict: Vietnam follows the progress of four US soldiers, Ragman, Junior, Hoss and Cherry, cut off from their unit during the 1968 Tet Offensive and tasked with fighting their way back to friendly lines. A third person shooter where the player takes full control of all four squad members, Conflict: Vietnam does not set out to depict the course of the war; instead we witness four men struggling for survival in the hostile Vietnam jungle against a ruthless terrain and seemingly ever-present ‘invisible’ enemy. With 14 missions spanning a variety of environments you must lead your squad down Vietnamese rivers manning the guns on a heavily armoured river boat, into local villages to rescue hostages, through the claustrophobic jungle and into the ancient Vietnamese capital of Hue. Armed with an array of heavy artillery your squad must also use make use of transportation abandoned by the Viet-Cong or discarded by captured US troops such as tanks, boats and helicopters, in addition to any surplus weaponry you acquire including gun placements and two-manned mortar sites. Conflict: Vietnam will allow you to step back in time to experience the hardship of the Vietnam War. It is a snapshot of the strength, courage and hope shared by four companions who hoped to make a difference to the world.