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Operation Flashpoint: Red River officially announced

First details, artwork revealed

Codemasters has officially announced Operation Flashpoint: Red River and let us in on a few details.

The follow up to Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is set ever so slightly in the future around "contemporary geopolitical themes" over three acts in both single player and drop-in-drop-out co-operative play for up to four players online.

New additions to the series will include a deeper narrative-led campaign a streamlined inventory and control system, refined enemy and squad AI systems, player class roles including customisable XP upgrades and loadout choices, close-quarters combat, new air support options and comprehensive tutorials.

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"Operation Flashpoint: Red River is being built around four player co-op online play, complete with a strong narrative, new enemies and combat scenarios to deliver gameplay that immerses players in the reality of war like never before," said creative director Sion Lenton.

"The new setting of Tajikistan is a diverse and exciting backdrop for the wide range of military challenges the US Marines face around the world in real life. We're excited to push the series in new directions while staying true to the core tactical combat that is the hallmark of Operation Flashpoint."

Operation Flashpoint: Red River was outed in July, and was described as tighter and more focused than its predecessor in a world first preview by OXM.

Red River arrives in 2011 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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