Today Codemasters released a new biography video for Operation Flashpoint: Red River, the all-new chapter in the multi-million selling tactical shooter series set to launch in Spring 2011. The ‘Kirby’ biography video focuses on Sergeant William Kirby in his role as Fireteam Leader in a conflict “where things are going to get a lot worse before they get better.” I really like this guy, he tells it like it is.
The video introduces Sergeant William Kirby and is cut with gameplay footage showing the Marines in action in Tajikistan. Kirby assesses the reality of war on the ground, as the insurgents become “desperate for blood” and the Chinese enter the conflict with all the makings of a “wild west showdown.” The video shows Marines assaulting dug-in Chinese positions at close-quarters and the threat of PLA armor and air-support – a contrasting tactical challenge from insurgent guerrilla warfare. Sergeant Kirby is both squad leader and Rifleman in the Fireteam. His leadership and combat skills are complimented by the specialities of his teammates – Grenadier, Auto-Rifleman and Scout. Up to four players can come together in a Fireteam with Operation Flashpoint: Red River’s drop-in, drop-out co-op play across a substantial campaign mode and standalone Fireteam Engagements.
Operation Flashpoint: Red River arrives in Spring 2011 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.