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Better red than dead?

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2001 @ 3:18 p.m. PDT

Find out in "OPERATION FLASHPOINT: RED HAMMER - THE SOVIET CAMPAIGN", Codemasters’ mission disc for the number one military simulator. We also got a pic of star Dmitri Lukin.

Operation Flashpoint’s Cold War crisis is about to be turned on its head. Players of Codemasters’ award-winning military simulator will soon be given the chance to join the revolution and fight on the side of the Soviet force, the enemy in the original campaign.

This new perspective on the chart topping PC game’s campaign will be revealed when Codemasters launches Operation Flashpoint: Red Hammer - The Soviet Campaign for £9.99 this December. This incredible add-on pack requires the original Operation Flashpoint game and provides a battalion of new missions.

With over a half-a-million copies of the original game sold in just under three months, Codemasters is expecting massive interest in Operation Flashpoint: Red Hammer.

Operation Flashpoint: Red Hammer delivers a completely new campaign with 20 new missions, a new lead character, new Russian-accent voices and fresh cut scenes that unravel the single-player narrative.

Operation Flashpoint: Red Hammer sees the player back on the islands, only this time as Dmitri Lukin of the Soviet force. Dmitri is a tough Soviet career soldier - a highly trained professional killer but one who has suffered demotion in recent times. More ruthless and menacing than the raw American recruits, who populated the original game, Dmitri starts as a grunt as the invasion of Everon Island begins.

Loyal to the cause and to Mother Russia, his early missions have him escorting General Guba’s aide Angelina and fighting his way out when ambushed by Resistance forces. During the subsequent invasion of Malden Island, Dmitri finds himself cut off, behind enemy lines.

Charged with rebuilding his unit, scavenging equipment, and harrying the entrenched US forces, players must ensure Dmitri’s safe return to Everon. The player has to employ successful guerrilla tactics and spectacular helicopter-stealing escapes for Dmitri to gain further promotion, but as the campaign continues, a personal war for Dmitri is just beginning…

At just £9.99, Operation Flashpoint: Red Hammer will be available to all owners of Operation Flashpoint to order as a boxed product or download from Codemasters web site ( in December.

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