Düsseldorf, September 28, 2023 – Firefighting Simulator – The Squad by Publisher astragon Entertainment and developer Chronos Unterhaltungssoftware is now available for Nintendo Switch™. The new release trailer shows the fight against fire, which players can now take on alone or in multiplayer mode.
In more than 40 varied missions, players must fight against the fire together in cooperative multiplayer or in the single player mode. As a member of a U.S. fire department, the virtual firefighters have to get an overview of the location, correctly assess the hazardous situation and coordinate their own task force. The game is already available for PC and consoles, where it enjoys positive reviews from gamers, content creators and the press.
Firefighting Simulator – The Squad is now available for Nintendo Switch™ digitally and at selected retailers with a price of 34.99 EUR /34.99 USD/29.99 GBP (SRP).
About Firefighting Simulator – The Squad
In exciting missions, the team members will proceed to action with authentic firefighter equipment and a selection of 5 officially licensed firefighting vehicles by Rosenbauer America – such as the TP3 Pumper® and the T-Rex® Articulating Platform - to extinguish fires and save people from the flames. While single players take control of their AI-controlled colleagues with the help of the intuitive command interface in order to give them instructions on how to proceed, in cooperative multiplayer mode with up to four players can take action together as a squad to prove their team spirit and skills in the field of firefighting. Thanks to the advanced fire simulation - including water, smoke, heat, backdrafts, flashovers, grease fires as well as a number of other causes of fire such as electronics, chemicals and explosions – The Firefighter squad will face fire situations and dangerous scenarios that are difficult to calculate. Next to this, players can look forward to a complex physics system for the representation of destruction within dynamically spreading fire situations.
- Authentic firefighter equipment by well-known manufacturers – e.g. Cairns®, MSA Safety G1® SCBA, Leatherhead Tools® and HAIX®.
- Officially licensed firefighting vehicles by Rosenbauer America
- Comprehensive training which introduces players to the basics
- Advanced fire simulation & physics system
- Multiplayer with up to 4 players
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About astragon Entertainment GmbH
Founded in 1998, astragon Entertainment GmbH, a subsidiary of Team17 Group PLC, is a leading German games developer, publisher and distributor of sophisticated ‘working’ simulation games, focusing on non-violent cooperative gameplay with very detailed, technical, and realistic environments. Since 2023 Independent Arts Software has been a subsidiary of astragon Entertainment. The German developer studio has been producing commercial game software of various genres for over 30 years.
astragon’s internationally well-known IPs include Construction Simulator, Bus Simulator, Police Simulator: Patrol Officers and Firefighting Simulator. The distribution of high-quality licensed and distribution products such as Farming Simulator and SnowRunner complete its attractive product range. astragon games are available world-wide on many different platforms such as consoles, smartphones, tablets, and PC. Visit www.astragon.com for more information.
About Chronos Unterhaltungssoftware UG
Chronos Unterhaltungssoftware, founded in 2015 as a German developer studio with an international team. The Chronos team consists of games industry veterans who have worked in the past for companies such as Acclaim Entertainment and Crytek on popular games like FarCry as well as of young talents. Together, this makes for a creative mix of experience and innovation that helps tremendously in the development of quality virtual entertainment.
Rosenbauer is an internationally active corporate group that is a dependable partner of the fire-fighting community all over the world. The company develops and produces vehicles, fire-fighting systems, fire & safety equipment and telematic solutions for professional, industrial and volunteer fire services, as well as installations for industrial fire protection. Its ability to supply products from its own European, American and Asian production facilities enables it to cover all the main standards environments.
With its own service and distribution network, the Group is an active player in more than 100 countries. As a leading international manufacturer of fire-fighting equipment, Rosenbauer – with its many innovations – is a driver of technical progress in the fire-fighting sector. With commitment and high capability, its over 3,000 employees all around the world work on products that stand out for their remarkable functionality and attractive modern design. The Rosenbauer Group’s annual revenues of € 785 million make it the world’s biggest fire equipment supplier. Now in its sixth generation, this exchange-listed family enterprise has been at the service of firefighters for more than 145 years. Customer orientation, innovational strength and dependability are the core strengths of Rosenbauer.