Shortly before the end of 2010, we reported
on the first in a series of 'Narrative' trailers for upcoming tactical shooter Operation Flashpoint: Red River
This week sees the franchise's developer, Codemasters, up the ante on the latest iteration's environments, courtesy of the second trailer in the 'Narrative' series.
Prepare for "Entry Into Tajikistan", narrated by Staff Sergeant Damien Knox:
Codemasters has also provided a written description of what the latest video showcases:
The video is the second in a series that focuses on Operation Flashpoint: Red River’s immersive narrative, which unfolds over distinct three acts. Set in 2013 in the new location of Tajikistan, the UMSC are sent in to defend American interests threatened by insurgency in the destabilised country. The video follows the Marines’ mission to secure a river dam, a vital part of Tajikistan’s vulnerable infrastructure. As narrator Staff Sergeant Knox informs us, their insurgent enemy is ‘entrenched and determined’ but ‘such an opportunity to win local hearts and minds is always worth a measured risk.’
Marines are shown facing down the insurgents, who fight a guerrilla war from the shadows and use their local knowledge to stage ambushes. Combining the different specialities contained within the four-man Fireteam, Marines sweep through compounds and towns, engaging enemies at close quarters and long range. Reflecting their role in a broader conflict as part of a large expeditionary force, they are shown in action alongside artillery, armour, air-support and additional infantry fireteams.
Well-trained, equipped and able to call upon mortar strikes and close air support, ‘the orders passed down to America’s fighting force are executed with precision’. Remaining vigilant in the theatre of war is essential as although ‘the Marines are prepared’ Tajikistan remains a place where one bullet can kill.
Here's the first Developer Diary
which also focuses on the game's environments, for those gamers who haven't got their fill of Operation Flashpoint: Red River
yet, or just happened to miss the story yesterday!Operation Flashpoint: Red River
is slated for release in Q2 2011.