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.