Red Orchestra MODs will be the first third party game MODs to be made available through Steam. And just to celebrate, Tripwire is reducing the price 75% to $4.99 until Monday 20th October.
Roswell, GA, October 17th, 2008 - Tripwire Interactive is pleased to announce that select MODs created for Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45
are now available free of charge directly through Steam to all owners of the popular World War II themed online action title.
The first MOD released, Mare Nostrum
, allows players to experience some of the fiercest battles of WWII across North Africa and Italy. The MOD adds three new nationalities to the game including the British, Australians and Italians as well as adding the German Afrika Korps. Featuring 8 new maps, 8 new weapons and 10 vehicles the game play is varied from gritty street to street fighting in urban surroundings to all out tank warfare in the open desert.
To celebrate all this - and to further encourage everyone to try the game and the mods - Tripwire is dropping the price of Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 for the weekend to just $4.99. The mods will appear in your Steam Games list and will now be automatically updated just like any other game released through Steam.
Red Orchestra is available via Steam and at retail outlets worldwide. For more information about Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 and Steam, please visit www.steamgames.com
About Tripwire Interactive
Based in Roswell, Georgia, Tripwire Interactive is an entertainment software company founded in 2005 by the award winning mod team and winners of the "$1,000,000 Make Something Unreal" competition. Released in early 2006, Tripwire Interactive's debut retail title Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 has achieved both critical and commercial success garnering several awards including "Multiplayer Game of the Year" and "FPS of the Year" for 2006. With Red Orchestra ranking as one of the most played PC Multiplayer games in the world, Tripwire Interactive have proven that with hard work, determination, and great distribution partners independent game developers can still make a big splash in the games industry. For more information visit Tripwire Interactive's website at www.tripwireinteractive.com
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