Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Gets Release Date

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Thanks to a press release that we received from Nu Metro, we now finally know that Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising will get an October release, and should hit shelves on Friday the 9th.

I have done a pretty good job of harping on about Operation Flashpoint and it’s only because the original made such a big impact on me all those years ago.

The team who worked on the original aren’t making this new title but from the videos I have seen, everything is being done to bring back and vastly improve on what the original had to offer.

I know that a lot of people out there already have their sights set on Modern Warfare 2 in Novemeber but if you are interested in something that is going to be smarter, more involved and a whole lot more realistic, then check this game out.

I just really hope that they have done a good job.

*fingers crossed*

Full press release after the jump.

Experience stunning explosions and the intensity of battle in the new Armoury video available at www.flashpointgame.com

Friday 17th July (10am UK TIME) – Codemasters® today announced that Operation Flashpoint®: Dragon Risingâ„¢, the tactical shooter that’s set to take players as close to war as they’ll ever want to get, will be shipping on October 6th in North America and releasing on October 8th through EPAC territories with a October 9th street date in the UK.

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A truly explosive ‘Armoury’ video, available today from www.flashpointgame.com, showcases the devastating effects of the authentic modern weapon systems which gamers can deploy in Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising’s uniquely intense battles. In the video, infantry move in formation and engage in lethal fire-fights with weapons rendered with unprecedented accuracy and featuring full firing and reloading animations, including a Javelin anti-tank guided weapon which destroys its target with stunning force.

Vehicles – which can all be commandeered by the player – are also featured including an AAVP7A1 amphibious assault vehicle which suppresses enemy firing positions, the powerful Abrams M1A2 battle tank and the AH1Z Super Cobra attack helicopter. Finally, a JDAM airstrike on a village shows the epic effects of explosions, with volumetric smoke modelling and dirt and debris thrown hundreds of feet into the air.

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising will set the new standard for sandbox shooters when it arrives October 6th/8th/9th for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and PC. Feel the heat of the battle like never before by downloading the Armoury video, now available online at www.flashpointgame.com.

Last Updated: July 21, 2009

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

  • spl0it

    I hope Nu-Metro dont get any stupid ideas regarding pricing

  • MaxiViper

    Can’t wait!! for this game

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