UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif.– Dec. 21, 2009 - The second installment of Operation Flashpoint®: Dragon Rising ™ downloadable content– the“ Overwatch” pack– is now available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® today and will follow shortly for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. The” Overwatch” DLC delivers two game-changing multiplayer modes and new Fire Team Engagement (FTE) missions.
Showcasing the new content and modes featured in the DLC, a new“ Overwatch” gameplay video is now available from www.flashpointgame.com. In the new video, soldiers are engaged in electrifying combat - deploying a range of military assets from short to long range weaponry, to armor and helicopters, battling for superiority in the new game modes and FTEs.
The“ Overwatch” DLC extends the unique Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising experience in solo, co-operative and adversarial play. In the new multiplayer mode, Blindside, the PLA must complete objectives in the shortest time possible while the USMC defends in tense, tactical engagements. An additional new mode, Supremacy, tasks opposing forces to occupy strategically vital positions featuring force multipliers like gun emplacements and air strikes.
These new multiplayer modes are complimented by two exhilarating new FTEs. In Friendly Skies, PLA anti-aircraft artillery prevents U.S. airborne reinforcements from inserting into the combat zone. Players must remove that threat and then defend the position from a PLA counter attack. In Hostile Takeover, intel reveals enemy movement in the village of Armudan, a perfect base for launching attacks deep into enemy territory. Gamers must flush out the PLA, establish a perimeter and hold their ground against a new enemy assault.
Head over to www.flashpointgame.com for the new video and further information on the“ Overwatch” pack. The“ Overwatch” pack is now available from Xbox Live Marketplace (400 Microsoft Points), and will be available on the PlayStation Network ($4.99) and PC (free to download) soon.
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 U.S. 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 U.S. 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.
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