Rock, Paper, Shotgun - (Jim Rossignol)

Rising Storm - a quasi-sideways-sequel-but-also-merger with the splendid Red Orchestra 2 – has been released. As you might expect, it’s a multiplayer FPS where US Army and Marine Corps battles the Imperial Japanese Army across the Pacific theatre.

I’m planning on spending a little time with this – I’m generally reminded of why I always get a kick out of this series of games, particularly with the asymmetrical nature of the two factions, as well as suppression and morale stuff. Anyway, more on this soon, so in the meantime go watch the launch trailer below. (more…)

Product Release - Valve
Rising Storm is Now Available on Steam!

Rising Storm is the next game in the award-winning Red Orchestra franchise. Rising Storm goes to the Pacific Theater, adding more features, new levels, new weapons and new factions. The game will allow the player to fight across iconic locations from the famous island-hopping campaigns in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945, as the US Army and Marine Corps fight it out with the Imperial Japanese army and Special Naval Landing Forces. Players will experience beach assaults, jungle fighting, close quarters night fighting and more across Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and Saipan, among other iconic battles. The player is able to take the part of either side – American or Japanese – battling it out online in multiplayer on up to 64-player servers.

Save 25% if you own Red Orchestra 2!

Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
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Vimeo version here:

Here is the release trailer for Rising Storm - the new game in the Red Orchestra franchise, that takes the fighting into the Pacific Theater of WWII. In Rising Storm, US Army and Marine Corps face off against the Imperial Japanese Army in iconic locations such as Iwo Jima, Saipain and Peleliu.

The Asymmetric warfare allows the Japanese to use extra tactics against the more heavily-armed American troops. The hand-portable knee mortar, booby-traps and the ultimate Banzai charge countering the machine-guns and flamethrowers of the US forces.

Available now on Steam, other digital outlets and stores.
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
We have posted the changelog for tomorrow Rising Storm release in our forums!

The full changelog is too large to post in a group Announcement so you will have to follow this link:

And remember you can pre-load this patch now and be ready to join the fight right away!
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
With Rising Storm releasing tomorrow (Thursday, May 30, 2013) the game is now available for all those who have pre-purchased (as well as all those who currently own just RO2) to pre-load. This will allow you to download the game early and start playing as soon as servers update with the released version of the game tomorrow. The SDK will also be available for pre-load the same way, which is:

Right-click on your current "Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad" install (or RO2 SDK install) in your Steam library.
Select "Properties" - "Betas" tab.
Use the "Select the Beta..." dropdown box - select "Preload"
"Close" - and your current RO2 (or SDK) install will update with the new Rising Storm content.

Please note - we will be closing down the beta a few hours before the release of Rising Storm tomorrow.

Good luck, have fun, see you on the battlefield!
Community Announcements - [AMG] Nestor Makhno
As you can see, we now have in the OGG a selection of Rising Storm-related avatars available for you to use.

Show your support in advance of tomorrow's launch, wear one with pride.

The game is available here:
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
Today, Tripwire Interactive and the Rising Storm Team are even more delighted to announce the release date for Rising Storm, the next game in the award-winning Red Orchestra franchise: the afternoon of Thursday 30 May 2013 (Eastern US time).

The pre-purchase period will end when we release the game so, if you want to get the current 15% discount, plus instant access to the last couple of days of the Rising Storm Beta, you'd better act fast! And this is the beta that has led to some hugely positive comments in previews:
* "Rising Storm is visually stunning and extremely immersive" - Joystick Widows
* "the most realistic simulation of dying in a combat zone... so damn brilliant" - OXCGN
* "more perfect than i could have asked for" - Airborne Gamer
* "...has ways of keeping you terrified of death" - Penny Arcade Report
* "a fantastic shooter with a raw approach to WWII" - GameReactor
* "In Rising Storm I've found the real Battlefield" - God is a Geek
* "It's tirelessly addictive, wonderfully exciting" - GameGrin

The base version of the game is available at these list prices: 19.99 USD/ 17.99 EUR/ 14.99 GBP/ 399 RUB.
You can also buy the Rising Storm Steam Digital Deluxe Edition, which adds the following extras:
* Day 1 Unlock of the US M12 Trench Shotgun, Japanese Type 99 LMG, Japanese Type 99 Sniper Rifle with 4X scope (level 2) and the US M1 Garand with bayonet (Level 2).
* 2 Rising Storm soldier playable characters for Killing Floor – Ricky Vegas and Hayako Tanaka.
* The Rising Storm and Red Orchestra 2 soundtracks.
* AND all the upgrades for the RO2 Digital Deluxe Edition (4 day 1 unlock weapons, 2 playable RO2 characters in KF, and 2 RO2 hats in TF2)
May 27, 2013
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
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Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
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Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
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During the development of Rising Storm the devs spent a lot of time down at the firing range getting a feel for the handling and properties of the rifles that feature in the game.

In this video you can see the President of Tripwire Interactive, John Gibson, giving us an insight into each of the rifles that players can use.

As a little surprise, we've arranged for a little extra hand-out: everyone who owns Rising Storm should now get two Rising Storm Beta copies to Gift to a friend or two. So, if you've pre-purchased Rising Storm, you can now hand out these gift beta keys, so your friends have no excuse for not trying it out with you. You can always show them the joys of the Flamethrower and the Banzai Charge - "just come at me while I'm holding this Flamethrower...". Go on - you know you want to!

To summarize: everyone who owns Rising Storm should now have a pair of Rising Storm Beta Keys to gift to friends. You may need to restart Steam to pick them up - then you can just Gift them to a couple of friends. Just remember - these are BETA keys - and they won't stay around for long!

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