Tripwire announced earlier today that their upcoming WWII shooter Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
will be released through Steam and other digital outlets on August 30th, 2011 for $39.99. However, they have also announced that they will be using PunkBuster Anti-Cheat software and PPBans streaming ban support for the game. Punkbuster...last time I remember having to have that installed was with Quake 3 Arena.
Release Date for Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad - and Anti-cheat
21 June 2011, Roswell, GA
On August 30th, 2011 Tripwire Interactive will give you the opportunity to experience war in a whole new way with the release of Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad. PC Gamer declared Red Orchestra 2 "a generational leap for WWII shooters. It simply has the most impressive systems I’ve seen in an FPS." The game will be available simultaneously worldwide through Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/35450/) and other digital outlets, as well as in retail stores across the world, all on August 30th, 2011. MSRP will be $39.99 for the USA, with appropriate local pricing for other territories.
Tripwire Interactive are also very excited to announce the selection of PunkBuster™ Anti-Cheat software and PBBans streaming ban support for the game. "With the selection of PunkBuster and PBBans in addition to VAC we're taking a three pronged approach to cheat protection for Red Orchestra 2," said John Gibson, Tripwire Interactive President. "We hope this sends a strong message to gamers that we take cheating very seriously and are tackling it head on BEFORE the game ships."
Red Orchestra 2 redefines the WWII shooter genre with unique and innovative gameplay including first person cover, immersive first person tank warfare, all new multiplayer gametypes including the multiplayer campaign mode, and unrivaled weaponry with systems such as full ballistics and suppression of enemies. Red Orchestra 2 also gives you the opportunity to fight through both the German attacks into the city and the Red Army's crushing reply in single player.
Keep up to date with the latest development news for Heroes of Stalingradby following the official Steam game group here: http://steamcommunity.com/games/RO2.
About Tripwire Interactive
Based in Roswell, Georgia, Tripwire Interactive is an entertainment software developer and publisher founded in 2005 by the award-winning mod team and winners of the 2004 edition of the "$1,000,000 Make Something Unreal" competition. Released in early 2006, Tripwire Interactive's debut retail title Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 achieved both critical and commercial success garnering several awards including "Multiplayer Game of the Year" and "FPS of the Year" for 2006. Killing Floor, Tripwire's second title, jumped straight to the top of the Steam best-seller list and instantly became one of the top-ten most played FPS games in the world. With some of the most-played PC multiplayer games on the market and over 1.5 million units sold on PC, Tripwire Interactive have proven that with hard work, determination, and great distribution partners, independent game developers can still make a big splash in the games industry. And if that wasn’t enough, Tripwire has now published Zeno Clash, The Ball, and Dwarfs, bringing more independent developers’ products to the world. For more information visit Tripwire Interactive's website at www.tripwireinteractive.com.
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