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Red Orchestra 2: Rising Storm footage shows off booby traps and bunkers

Thursday, 6th September 2012 03:09 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Red Orchestra 2: Rising Storm includes a number of new gameplay elements which may even surprise veterans of the cult-favourite shooter series.

Rising Storm began as a mod for Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad, but is now being commercially developed as a stand-alone expansion. It will include Heroes of Stalingrad’s multiplayer maps as a bonus.

Set on the Pacific Front, Rising Storm is an interesting example of asymmetrical shooter design in that the Japanese forces are quiet ill-equipped, and must use various tactical abilities to overcome their better-armed foes. Japanese faction players will have access to booby traps, spawn bunkers and banzai charges.

The US side has its own new features, too – namely a flamethrower. The video also shows off four of the maps – Charan Kano on Saipan, Betio, New Guinea, and Iwo Jima. Rising Storm is expected later this year.

Red Orchestra, for those who came in late, is a notoriously hardcore shooter which focuses on authenticity in warfare; players can be taken out by a single shot, and run-and-gunning is not exactly advisable.

Thanks, PC Gamer.

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3 Comments

  1. Yoshi

    Looks nice, however I have one question… why would you need a reason to play Japanese? We’ve never been given a reason to play Germans but we do it because that’s the game.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DSB

    I want this to come out for one reason: So Tripwire can start on Killing Floor 2.

    I want that. I want it now.

    It does look good, but then so did Red Orchestra 2, and I think that sucked rather hard.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. JNSkyraider

    The reason you need a reason to play as the Japanese has nothing to do with a morality standpoint, but the fact that in terms of their technology and tactics, they were far behind the United States when fighting on land. My friend and I discussed this, both of us being huge RO2 fans.

    Japanese army had a lack of heavy tanks, and automatic weapons, which you can see in the video above. But as they’ve shown, it won’t be too different playing as them, so im glad.

    #3 2 years ago

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