World War 2 PC shooter Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is getting its first expansion, Rising Storm.
Rising Storm introduces the Pacific Theatre to the game, and sees the US Army fight against the Imperial Japanese Army in iconic battles such as Tarawa, Kwajalein, Saipan, Iwo Jima and Peleliu.
It also adds new weapons, such as the Flamethrower. The Japanese can set grenade booby traps. Japanese 'Banzai' charges also feature.
PC shooter Red Orchestra 2 has smashed publisher Tripwire Interactive's records, and made a shed load of cash.
With the season's initial surge of big hitters - the likes of Deus Ex, Driver and Space Marine - already nestled in the charts, it's time to take a breather.
The beta for PC tactical FPS sequel Red Orchestra 2 has launched - but it's only accessible to those who pre-purchased the Deluxe Edition.
The first phase of the beta includes three levels from the game running the three gametypes: Firefight, Countdown, and Territory.
Tripwire Interactive is using the beta as its final balancing test for the game, and wants your feedback. You can download the beta from Steam.
UPDATE: European distributor Lace Mamba has told Eurogamer a boxed version of Red Orchestra 2 will hit UK shops on Friday 16th September.
In Russia, Heroes of Stalingrad play you.
Every first-time player of über-gritty World War 2 multiplayer FPS Red Orchestra must undergo as rude an awakening as you're likely to find in gaming.
PC tactical FPS sequel Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad marches forth on 30th August, developer Tripwire Interactive has announced.
According to the game's official site, it'll cost US gamers $39.99 via Steam and other digital download stores, "with prices for other territories set to appropriate pricing for those territories."
The follow-up to acclaimed 2006 effort Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 adds a cover system, collision detection and a new stat tracking system.
Don't know about you, but I'm starting to miss World War II. You'd think my gran might feel differently, yet that doesn't stop her banging on about it. To be fair, she's more concerned with the fact her nation was in mortal danger (alongside who in the village had it away with an American airman, and the banana shortage), so she's probably got justification.
Take on Stalingrad this Spring.
Tripwire Interactive has confirmed a new Red Orchestra game is on the way.
Red Orchestra: Heroes of Stalingrad is being unveiled in the new issue of PC Gamer, which is news to the people making it.
"Frankly, we're more than a bit surprised at the timing of the release of the article," writes president Ramm Jaeger on the Tripwire forum. "To put it quite bluntly we thought this would hit after the release of Killing Floor."