While most shooter fans liked what the Rainbow Six series did when it went to Vegas, some fans of tactical military shooters wished that series had stuck to its realistic roots. Well now Codemasters is bringing the Operation Flashpoint series to consoles with Dragon Rising, and while it won’t be a hardcore sim by any stretch of the imagination, a playtest of the game at E3 today revealed that it isn’t sending realism on a vacation, either.
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising E3 2009 Trailer
The game is set in May of 2011 on the island of Skira, which is off the coast of Russia and China. In fact, it had been a Russian territory until they struck oil, which prompted the Chinese to invade. So the Russian’s have asked the U.S. for some tactical support.
Which officially makes this the most outlandish game at E3 2009.