Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising gets datealised

By Patrick Garratt, Friday, 17 July 2009 10:28 GMT


Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising will release on October 6 in North America, October 8 in non-UK Europe and October 9 in Britain, Codemasters said today.

The pseudo-sequel – that definitely isn’t an actual sequel, Mr Bohemia Lawyer – will be bringing its warriness to PC, PS3 and 360.

PR after the break.


Experience stunning explosions and the intensity of battle in the new Armoury video available at www.flashpointgame.com

Friday 17th July/… Codemasters® today announced that Operation Flashpoint®: Dragon Rising™, the tactical shooter that’s set to take players as close to war as they’ll ever want to get, will be shipping on October 6th in North America and releasing on October 8th through EPAC territories with a October 9th street date in the UK.

A truly explosive ‘Armoury’ video, available today from www.flashpointgame.com, showcases the devastating effects of the authentic modern weapon systems which gamers can deploy in Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising’s uniquely intense battles. In the video, infantry move in formation and engage in lethal fire-fights with weapons rendered with unprecedented accuracy and featuring full firing and reloading animations, including a Javelin anti-tank guided weapon which destroys its target with stunning force.

Vehicles – which can all be commandeered by the player – are also featured including an AAVP7A1 amphibious assault vehicle which suppresses enemy firing positions, the powerful Abrams M1A2 battle tank and the AH1Z Super Cobra attack helicopter. Finally, a JDAM airstrike on a village shows the epic effects of explosions, with volumetric smoke modelling and dirt and debris thrown hundreds of feet into the air.

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising will set the new standard for sandbox shooters when it arrives October 6th/8th/9th for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and PC. Feel the heat of the battle like never before by downloading the Armoury video, now available online at www.flashpointgame.com.

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