Operation Flashpoint: Red River – In Stores Now!

by on April 21, 2011

Prepare for battle as Operation Flashpoint: Red River invades retail today in EMEA regions for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. To mark the launch of this all-new chapter in the multi-million selling tactical shooter series, Codemasters has today released a brand new gameplay video.

Operation Flashpoint: Red River sets the standard for authentic and intense tactical combat in the game’s new theatre of war, Tajikistan. Players become part of a US Marine Fireteam dispatched to quell an insurgency that threatens American interests, but the flashpoint rapidly escalates as the Chinese People’s Liberation Army enters the fray. Gamers must think tactically and work together to succeed on a deadly battlefield where one bullet can kill.

The launch video focuses on the specialities of each of the members that make up the USMC Fireteam – Rifleman, Scout, Auto Rifleman and Grenadier – and shows how their unique skills combine to become a fearsome fighting force.

The video reveals some of the wide range of tactical challenges players will face, from escorting convoys through hostile territory to sweeping through towns and taking on night operations. Assisted by air-support, the video shows Marines engaging in both long range and close-quarters combat as they take on insurgents fighting guerrilla warfare and the full might of the Chinese PLA.

Operation Flashpoint: Red River is available now on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.