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Codemasters has finally released the first (CG) trailer of Operation Flashpoint 2, as well as a couple of "target render" images from it. The game is planned to be released next year, but I really hope we'll get to see some in-game footage soon.

Codemasters press release:
Welcome to a new flashpoint: Codemasters reveals the US Marines against the Chinese PLA in a battle for the possession and oil riches of the 220km2 Russian island of Skira

Friday 11th July/... Taking gamers as close to war as they’ll ever want to get, Codemasters® today revealed the CGI trailer video for Operation Flashpoint®2: Dragon Rising, the game that will mark the return of the genre-defining military series. Previewing the total conflict experience using footage created from rendered game models, the trailer is now available to view and download from www.flashpoint2-game.com.

The video reveals the sheer scale of Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising’s battlefield – 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 People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) lands to claim the island as the sovereign possession of the People’s Republic. Russia turns to the US for support aid and they’re 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?

The trailer opens with US Special Ops carrying out a stealth mission to destroy a Chinese forward observation post. Suddenly, their mission is compromised and the PLA forces attack. US reinforcements are called in and a full-scale battle develops between the PLA and the marines.

As the flashpoint escalates and becomes a total conflict situation, the action moves from position to position within one real-time battle. From Special Ops to troops piling out of LAV 25 APCs to Supercobras firing hydra rockets from the skies, to a squadron of UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters blazing away at the Chinese troops below. As smoke billows from explosions rocking the battlefield, the view pulls out of the cabin of a UH-60 Blackhawk until the island is seen from an altitude of several miles and the jaw-dropping size and scope of Skira is revealed in its entirety.

“Capturing the extraordinary intensity of rapidly escalating conflict in the game’s massive battlefield, the trailer embodies the unique Flashpoint experience,” said Brant Nicholas, Senior Producer, Codemasters Studios. “The video is a vivid portrayal of the jarring violence and devastating capabilities of modern armed forces and Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising will deliver the brutal reality of war on a breathtaking scale in the military sandbox environment of Skira.”

As an epic campaign weaves the narrative, Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising will give players the freedom to handle military crisis situations on their initiative. Unscripted missions will task players with real objectives, such as laying down suppressing fire, covering a friendly unit’s retreat or conducting short-range recon patrol.

Players will fight as infantry soldiers in battle, drive tanks in armoured assaults, pilot helicopters in air strikes and infiltrate the enemy in covert special operations utilising a wide variety of realistic military weapons from knives and rifles to machine guns, grenade launchers and laser designators for air strikes. Whatever the situation, players will need to balance brute force with intelligent use of tactics in their engagement against the full force of the PLA.

Coming 2009 for major console platforms and PC, Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising is in development at Codemasters Studios utilising an evolved variant of its proprietary award-winning EGO™ Game Technology Engine. For the trailer video and to sign up for future development briefings, please report to www.flashpoint2-game.com.

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  • Trailer of Operation Flashpoint 2 - 6 images
  • Trailer of Operation Flashpoint 2 - 6 images
  • Trailer of Operation Flashpoint 2 - 6 images
  • Trailer of Operation Flashpoint 2 - 6 images
  • Trailer of Operation Flashpoint 2 - 6 images
Polish
Polish
Commented on 2008-07-11 11:41:32
Holy S**T, that looks amazing.
Flashpoint was awsome but the graphics were a little jagged. I guess they have the tech to really pull it off this time.

I hope soooo much this turns out as good as it looks.
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II3axapII
II3axapII
Commented on 2008-07-11 11:41:40
Not bad!
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BooMMooB
BooMMooB
Commented on 2008-07-11 11:42:24
Pretty cool. Can't wait to see actual footage from the game itself.
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zerolight
zerolight
Commented on 2008-07-11 11:44:54
@Polish...

"Codemasters has finally released the first (CG) trailer of Operation Flashpoint 2, as well as a couple of "target render" images from it. "
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Kouzmich
Kouzmich
Commented on 2008-07-11 12:03:06 In reply to BooMMooB
Posted by BooMMooB
Pretty cool. Can't wait to see actual footage from the game itself.
same here
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Blue_Eagle44
Blue_Eagle44
Commented on 2008-07-11 12:24:55
I hope they don't stray from it's sim roots and go all arcade
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gok
gok
Commented on 2008-07-11 12:40:33 In reply to Blue_Eagle44
Posted by Blue_Eagle44
I hope they don't stray from it's sim roots and go all arcade
Yup, at least this trailer felt nothing like original flashpoint, more like bf or something.
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zorniki
zorniki
Commented on 2008-07-11 13:29:49
OF was a stunner back then. Both gameplay wise and graphics wise. I hope they dont disappoint.
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Trebby
Trebby
Commented on 2008-07-11 14:03:52
I really really reaaaalllyyy doubt that this is ingame footage. It's just too good to be true in my opinion.. anybody else thinks the same way?
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Haig07
Haig07
Commented on 2008-07-11 14:09:55 In reply to Trebby
Posted by TrebuTa
I really really reaaaalllyyy doubt that this is ingame footage. It's just too good to be true in my opinion.. anybody else thinks the same way?
As somebody else said....

"Codemasters has finally released the first (CG) trailer of Operation Flashpoint 2, as well as a couple of "target render" images from it."

=)
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Trebby
Trebby
Commented on 2008-07-11 14:10:58
woops my bad :p

and btw, which of the three files is playable without converting on the 360? wmv avi or mp4?
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Haig07
Haig07
Commented on 2008-07-11 14:31:09 In reply to Trebby
Posted by TrebuTa
woops my bad :p

and btw, which of the three files is playable without converting on the 360? wmv avi or mp4?
WMV, but AVI and MP4 might work aswell =)
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Cendres
Cendres
Commented on 2008-07-11 15:12:38
Sure looks green ...
Is green the new gray ?
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Redneck
Redneck
Commented on 2008-07-11 15:43:04
Stop moaning about palettes!!

Deserts are brown, dusty'n'destroyed cities are grey so is metal, and woods are fucking green.
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senators2904
senators2904
Commented on 2008-07-11 16:38:20
this is what i have been waiting for since i saw the first pic and the first trailer. one of the few games this year thats got me excited about playing it. ghost recon as much as i love it can take a fucking casket nap after this one. this shit is epic scale son.
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Commented on 2008-07-11 16:50:30
I have high hopes for OF2.. and ArmA2, even though I didn't much care for the original release of the latter.
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sarias
sarias
Commented on 2008-07-11 16:53:39
@Redneck, :9

I'd really love some autumn forest, brown pinetrees even. AND ORANGE!
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FastWinston
FastWinston
Commented on 2008-07-11 17:03:06
I loved OFP: Elite (and of course OFP CWC!!), but since this is Codemasters and not Bohemia Interactive at the helm i'm not sure about the end result... Does Codemasters have any experience in these kind of games? OFP with the FFUR mod is still THE best game EVER!
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bleachedsmiles
bleachedsmiles
Commented on 2008-07-11 17:16:03
hope they hit the target shots. Is this using the same engine as dirt? Codemasters never failt to impress in terms of graphics...currently playing Drid on the 360 and its stunning!
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blmbox
blmbox
Commented on 2008-07-11 17:36:48
Never played the first one, any good?
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K33RilL
K33RilL
Commented on 2008-07-11 18:58:45
OMG it's amazing ёбана
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Commented on 2008-07-11 19:19:02 In reply to FastWinston
Posted by FastWinston
I loved OFP: Elite (and of course OFP CWC!!), but since this is Codemasters and not Bohemia Interactive at the helm i'm not sure about the end result... Does Codemasters have any experience in these kind of games? OFP with the FFUR mod is still THE best game EVER!
I don't know how this will turn out, but my experience with ArmA wasn't particularly thrilling (which is Bohemia's follow up to Operation Flashpoint). It could be a good game, despite the shift in developers.
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CEZARR
CEZARR
Commented on 2008-07-11 19:46:51
The News are better and better!

IL2 Shturmovik - the best aviasim! Ferrarri, RACE and GTR - best autosims.
And Operation Flashpoint than THE BEST SOLDERsim ))

Freakingreat!!!

sorry for my poor english...
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GibsonTX
GibsonTX
Commented on 2008-07-11 20:33:31
the first OFP was one of the most realistic shooters i have ever played, along with the red orchestra mod for UT2k4 (i think its a full game now tho)

absolutely cannot wait for this!
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Eddy186
Eddy186
Commented on 2008-07-12 06:14:48
OFP was such a good game. I loved the map map editor.
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