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

By Brenna Hillier
6 September 2012 03:09 GMT

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.

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