Today, Codemasters today released a new narrative gameplay video for Operation Flashpoint: Red River. In this second video (find the first one here) in the series they focus on the narrative, which unfolds over three distinct acts. Set in 2013 in the new location of Tajikistan, the UMSC are sent in to defend American interests threatened by insurgency in the destabilized 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 specialties contained within the four-man Fireteam, Marines sweep through compounds and towns, engaging enemies at close quarters and long-range.