Codemasters released a new trailer today for their upcoming game Operation Flashpoint: Red River. The trailer gives us a look at US Marines entering Tajikistan. Set for a Q2 2011 release, there still isn’t a confirmed release date but the game looks like it’s shaping up nicely. The last game in the series, Dragon Rising received fairly positive reviews and despite its flaws, I found it to be pretty fun. Check out the description for the trailer and the trailer itself below.
Set in 2013 in the new location of Tajikistan, the UMSC are sent in to defend American interests threatened by insurgency in the destabilised country. The video follows the Marines’ mission to secure a river dam, a vital part of Tajikistan’s vulnerable infrastructure. As narrator Staff Sergeant Knox informs us, their insurgent enemy is ‘entrenched and determined’ but ‘such an opportunity to win local hearts and minds is always worth a measured risk.’Marines are shown facing down the insurgents, who fight a guerrilla war from the shadows and use their local knowledge to stage ambushes. Combining the different specialities contained within the four-man Fireteam, Marines sweep through compounds and towns, engaging enemies at close quarters and long range. Reflecting their role in a broader conflict as part of a large expeditionary force, they are shown in action alongside artillery, armour, air-support and additional infantry fireteams.