UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Nov. 18, 2009 – Experience the most immersive tactical shooter of the year as Codemasters® launched the Operation Flashpoint ®: Dragon Rising PC demo today. Information on how to download the demo and play the first full mission, “Dragon Rising” is available at www.flashpointgame.com in the “Public Affairs” section. The critically acclaimed Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is now in stores for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and PC.
Codemasters also revealed today that a wide range of exclusive Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising premium avatar items will be available soon from Xbox LIVE Marketplace® for the Xbox® 360. Players can customize their avatars with a range of Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising and military themed clothing, from t-shirts and baseball caps to camo suits and Special Forces tactical clothing. Items are priced starting from 80 Microsoft Points.
In the Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising PC demo, gamers take on the first full mission, “Dragon Rising,” in both single player and co-operative multiplayer modes. As part of a Special Forces squad inserting behind Chinese PLA lines, players must eliminate a strategically critical radar station and missile sites to allow the USS Iwo Jima, carrying the main USMC battalion, to safely approach the island of Skira. Gamers will experience Operation Flashpoint ’s uniquely tactical combat, achieving their objectives on their own initiative, deploying realistic weaponry and engaging advanced AI who act and react in real-time using authentic tactics. Players can take on the mission in a range of difficulty modes, including Hardcore, where HUD visual aids are stripped out for the ultimate test of their combat skills.
Complete with four-player online co-operative play throughout the campaign and individual multiplayer Fire Team Engagements, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising delivers the lethality, tension and adrenaline of real war like never before. Target www.flashpoingame.com to see details on how to download the demo and get the latest screens, updates and videos for the game. Gamers can also join troops on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/flashpointgame or follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/flashpointgame. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is now in stores for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and PC.# ENDS #
ABOUT OPERATION FLASHPOINT: DRAGON RISING
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is the complete antithesis of the on-rails, run-and-gun shooter. Players are empowered with the freedom to handle military crisis situations on their own initiative, deploying the weaponry, vehicles and equipment of a contemporary fighting force.
In Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising gamers play the decisive role in defusing a military flashpoint between two global superpowers that threatens the entire world. Players take the role of US Marines and Special Forces operatives dispatched to take back the oil-rich Russian island of Skira from an invading force of Chinese PLA.
The 220km² island becomes the ultimate battlefield as players are empowered to make their own choices, deploy their own tactics and fight war on their own terms. Objectives are set – how they are accomplished is always up to the player who has the full resources of the US Marine Corps at their disposal and the ability to attack from any direction. Intelligent squad and enemy AI, based on authentic military tactics, react in real-time to situations as they unfold to ensure that no two games will ever play out the same.
Players will become immersed in a stunningly realistic conflict with unprecedented levels of detail, freedom and authenticity. Every decision counts, every action has a consequence and every bullet can kill as Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising recreates the lethality, tension and adrenaline of real war like never before.
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