UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Jan. 29, 2010 - The second patch and DLC pack for Operation Flashpoint®: Dragon Rising ™ PC – the “ Overwatch” pack – is now available for the PC today. The “ Overwatch” DLC delivers two game-changing multiplayer modes and new Fire Team Engagement (FTE) missions. The PC patch can be downloaded by heading to http://www.codemasters.com/downloads.
The download contains two new multiplayer modes, “Blindside” and “Supremacy.” In “Blindside,” the PLA must complete objectives in the shortest time possible while the USMC defends in tense, tactical engagements. “Supremacy” tasks opposing forces to occupy strategically vital positions featuring force multipliers such as gun emplacements and air strikes.
”Blindside” pits a team of attackers versus a team of defenders in an objective-based mode that sees the attackers tasked with completing three objectives, while a team of defenders goes all-out to stop them. The attackers can complete the first two objectives in any order, while the third objective is only accessible once the first two objectives have been completed. In addition to having to overcome the defenders, the attackers are also under a time limit set by the host.
“Supremacy,” is an objective-based territory control mode. Each team scores points by holding one of five capture points. Each capture point will also contain an “asset,” such as access to off-board fire support, when held for a prolonged period of time. The winning team is the team with the most points at the end of the round, or the first team to reach the points limit. If either team holds all territories simultaneously, they automatically win the match.
These new multiplayer modes are complimented by two brand new FTEs. In Friendly Skies, PLA anti-aircraft artillery prevents U.S. airborne reinforcements from inserting into the combat zone. Players must remove that threat and then defend the position from a PLA counter attack. In Hostile Takeover, intel reveals enemy movement in the village of Armudan, a perfect base for launching attacks deep into enemy territory. Gamers must flush out the PLA, establish a perimeter and hold their ground against a new enemy assault.
Operation Flashpoint : Dragon Rising is rated M for Mature and is available for $49.99 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 and $29.99 for PC.# ENDS #
ABOUT OPERATION FLASHPOINT: DRAGON RISING
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 136-square-mile island becomes the ultimate open-world 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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