8 thMarch 2011– Today Codemasters® released a new video for Operation Flashpoint ® : Red River ™, the all-new chapter in the multi-million selling tactical shooter series set to launch on 21 stApril across the EMEA region with North America shipping on 26 thApril. The‘ Shifting Focus’ video focuses on the narrative behind the game and explains how the Marines must adapt to a rapidly escalating combat situation. The video is now showing at www.facebook.com/flashpointredriver.
The‘Shifting Focus’ video shows how the mission for the Marines in Tajikistan turns into a far more dangerous flashpoint than they could have imagined. After initially embarking on a campaign to quell a destabilising insurgency that threatens American interests, they must now take on the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China which seeks to stake its claim as“the preeminent military authority in the region.”
The in-game footage demonstrates how the might of the PLA, with vehicles, air support and state of the art weapons, presents a wholly different tactical challenge from insurgent fighters waging war from the shadows.“Now the men pointing the guns and artillery at the Marines have uniforms. They are organised and centralised. The PLA wield undeniable might in Tajikistan.”
Marines are shown engaging the PLA at close quarters, long range and in deadly night battles as they are“confronted by a foe equal in technology but vastly superior in numbers.” The PLA are disciplined, determined and well-equipped. It is not the war the Marines wanted but the war they must fight, and they must reassess and adapt in order to survive.
Operation Flashpoint: Red River will set a new standard for authentic and intense tactical combat when it arrives on 21 st April in Europe and 26 th April in North America for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Games For Windows® LIVE. Sign up to‘get some’ USMC style with the latest briefings direct from the Operation Flashpoint studio at www.facebook.com/flashpointredriver and www.twitter.com/flashpointgame.
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ABOUT OPERATION FLASHPOINT: RED RIVER
Set to deliver an authentic and intensely personal infantry experience, Operation Flashpoint: Red River invites players to enlist as one of the four members of a US Marine Corps fireteam and fight through a substantial campaign mode and standalone. Fireteam Engagements. Up to four players can enjoy the unique Operation Flashpoint experience across all game modes with seamless drop-in drop-out co-operative play. Whether playing solo or co-operatively, players can build up XP across all modes to unlock weapons, skills and modifications for their class, customising their loadouts to suit their preferred style of play.
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