New to E3 this year is the PC Gaming Show, which focused heavily on upcoming PC games and mods, and provides PC gamers with the same exciting reveals that Sony and Microsoft brought console gamers.
During the event, Antimatter Games and Tripwire Interactive announced Rising Storm 2, the much-requested sequel to the historical shooter, Rising Storm. The first Rising Storm was actually a stand-alone expansion to the World War II shooter, Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad. Unlike Orchestra 2, Rising Storm took place in the Pacific campaign of the war.
Rising Storm 2 takes place in Vietnam, and looks to have all the same tactical fighting as its predecessor, but with the added benefit of helicopters, as the above trailer shows. In fact, it looks like players will have access to both the Black Hawk helicopters and Cobra attack choppers.
Players will run across fields of tall grass, over scorched hills, and through the swampland of Vietnam, all while dodging bullets and gunning down enemy forces. As with both Orchestra 2 and Rising Storm, it looks like Tripwire is looking to provide an authentic, fast-paced experience for gamers in Rising Storm 2.
Tripwire President John Gibson provided some thoughts about the new game on the Rising Storm 2 website:
We’re bringing our gritty and realistic military shooter gameplay forward to a time when assault rifles ruled the ground, choppers ruled the skies, and every tunnel could hide an ambush. The iconic setting of Vietnam opens up so many opportunities for exciting asymmetrical gameplay.
Unlike other war game settings, Vietnam offers players a unique experience thanks to the guerilla warfare present on the small peninsula during the war. Where the European front of World War II was dominated by trench warfare, the soldiers in the Vietnam War fought against an enemy that was sneaky, clever, and almost ninja-like in its strategy. And thanks to Tripwire, gamers will have a chance experience the war’s intensity first-hand.
Neither Antimatter Games nor Tripwire Interactive provided a release date for Rising Storm 2, though it’s possible it will be released by the end of the year. And considering the fact that the first Rising Storm was a stand-alone expansion, chances are Rising Storm 2 will also be stand-alone and won’t require players to own Orchestra 2 in order to play.
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Rising Storm 2: Vietnam doesn’t have a release date, but it will be coming exclusively to PC.