With a new release window of 2009 for "major console platforms and PC" and a new subtitle, Codemasters has released some new media for Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising. Originally set for a 2004 release under Czech developer Bohemia Interactive, the sequel to the popular realism-centric Operation Flashpoint has been completely restarted and is now being forged in-house at Codies.
Today, they've released a new cinematic trailer
and a set of 6 images referred to as "development target renders
". A little odd but at least more honest than trying to pass them off as actual in-game screenshots.
The video reveals the sheer scale of Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Risingís battlefield Ė the 220km2 island of Skira, located off the eastern coast of Russia, north of Japan. This oil-rich Russian-controlled island stands on the brink of war. An airborne division of the Peopleís Liberation Army of China (PLA) lands to claim the island as the sovereign possession of the Peopleís Republic. Russia turns to the US for support aid and theyíre quick to respond. Sending in the USS Iwo Jima, a battalion of US Marines launch an assault on the strung out but dug-in Chinese force. Can the situation be defused before this flashpoint turns white hot and an all-out global war between the superpowers erupts?
Check out the complete press release
for all the details.