Friday 14th August/... Witness the awesome power of modern military hardware as Codemasters® launched the new‘Vehicles’ video for O peration Flashpoint®: Dragon Rising™ , the shooter that’s set to take players as close to war as they’ll ever want to get, available to view at www.flashpointgame.com.
The‘Vehicles’ video showcases a selection of the exhilarating vehicles which feature in Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising , including the Z10 Attack Helicopter which unleashes hell from the sky, the rapid response FAV Fast Attack Vehicle and Type-95 Self Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun. Each vehicle is authentically recreated, complete with accurate weapon systems, and the extensive range of hardware demonstrates the diversity and devastating fire-power that contemporary fighting forces deploy into a combat zone.
Both PLA and USMC vehicles can be commandeered in Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising , including tanks, jeeps, helicopters and APCs, giving gamers increased freedom in choosing their tactics and empowering players to attack from any direction, from the ground or the air, on the fully-open 220km² sandbox island of Skira.
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising will set the new standard for sandbox shooters when it arrives October† 6th/8th/9th for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC. Race to the front line with the new‘Vehicles’ video, now available online at www.flashpointgame.com. Fans can also receive the latest updates as they happen by signing up to Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/flashpointgame - or follow developments straight from the studio on Twitter - http://twitter.com/flashpointgame.
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† Shipping October 6th in North America and releasing on October 8th through EPAC territories with an October 9th street date in the UK.
ABOUT OPERATION FLASHPOINT: DRAGON RISING
In Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising gamers play the decisive role in defusing a military flashpoint between two global superpowers that threatens the entire world. Players take the role of US Marines and Special Forces operatives dispatched to take back the oil-rich Russian island of Skira from an invading force of Chinese PLA.
The 220km² island becomes the ultimate open-world battlefield as players are empowered to make their own choices, deploy their own tactics and fight war on their own terms. Objectives are set– how they are accomplished is always up to the player who has the full resources of the US Marine Corps at their disposal and the ability to attack from any direction. Intelligent squad and enemy AI, based on authentic military tactics, react in real-time to situations as they unfold to ensure that no two games will ever play out the same.
Players will become immersed in a stunningly realistic conflict with unprecedented levels of detail, freedom and authenticity. Every decision counts, every action has a consequence and every bullet can kill as Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising recreates the lethality, tension and adrenaline of real war like never before.
Adrian Lawton Communications Manager
Codemasters (UK 01926 814 132)
Richard Eddy, Director, Communication
Codemasters (UK 01926 814 132)
Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience across multiple gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company’s dominant brands include Colin McRae DiRT, Race Driver GRID, Overlord and Operation Flashpoint; the company retains the exclusive worldwide video game rights to FORMULA 1. Codemasters is headquartered in Warwickshire UK, with North American operations based in Universal City, Calif. The company also maintains operations in Japan, Germany, France, Spain, Benelux and Malaysia. Codemasters receives over two million visitors to its web site every month, discover why at www.codemasters.com
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