Operation Flashpoint Visits Tajikistan

January 30, 2011Written by Tyler Minarik

Codemasters have released a new gameplay video for their upcoming game, Operation Flashpoint: Red River, depicting the setting of the upcoming first person shooter.

Set in Tajikistan, Operation Flashpoint: Red River is the third installment in the series, and is set to be coming soon in the second quarter of 2011. The game aims to bring tactical and realistic assault scenarios to players by focusing on squad based infantry gameplay, and encouraging team work among allies. By making AI allies useful, and allowing for players to command them throughout the game, situations will be won through tactics and coordination, and not just a steady aim. A new video of the game has now been released, accompanied by a description from Codemasters:

The video is the second in a series that focuses on Operation Flashpoint: Red River’s immersive narrative, which unfolds over distinct three acts. Set in 2013 in the new location of Tajikistan, the UMSC are sent in to defend American interests threatened by insurgency in the destabilised 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 t[he shadows and use their local knowledge to stage ambushes. Combining the different specialities contained within the four-man Fireteam, Marines sweep through compounds and towns, engaging enemies at close quarters and long range. Reflecting their role in a broader conflict as part of a large expeditionary force, they are shown in action alongside artillery, armour, air-support and additional infantry fireteams.

What do you think of Operation Flashpoint: Red River‘s new locale?

Operation Flashpoint: Red River