'Skirmish' DLC available tomorrow for Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising

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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is about to see its first update tomorrow.  The game is getting a patch for the PC and 360 tomorrow, with the PS3 update coming at a later time. 

Along with the patch, PC users will also get the 'Skirmish' pack for free.  This includes four new multiplayer maps as well as two new Fire Team Engagement maps for solo and co-op play.  Since Microsoft says that you can't get DLC free on the 360 (not officially, that's just what typically happens) players on that console will need to spend 400 MS Points to get it.  

All of this comes out tomorrow so get ready!

New ‘Skirmish’ video shows off explosive new downloadable content, available to view at www.flashpointgame.com

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Nov. 4, 2009 – – Codemasters® today announced that the first Operation Flashpoint®: Dragon Rising™ downloadable content – the ‘Skirmish’ pack – will be available for PC tomorrow, November 5th, bundled with a title update patch.

Title Updates for the console editions of the acclaimed tactical shooter will arrive prior to the launch of the ‘Skirmish’ DLC pack on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace and PlayStation® Network. The Title Update for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® edition of the game will be available tomorrow, November 5th, with the Title Update for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system edition to follow shortly.

The ‘Skirmish’ video, available from www.flashpointgame.com, demonstrates the breadth of exhilarating new content. Players are shown going head to head in attack helicopters, deploying tanks and APCs, and engaging in ranged and close-quarters combat in the wide elaborated new maps and missions featured in the downloadable content.

The ‘Skirmish’ DLC features four new multiplayer maps and two new Fire Team Engagement (FTE) missions featuring both solo and four player co-operative play. Hunt down SAM launchers hidden in the sprawling complex of ‘Lumberyard’ and assault dug-in PLA forces and fight room to room in ‘White Fang’, two tense new ‘Infiltration’ multiplayer maps. ‘Annihilation’ multiplayer maps pitch armor and infantry against each other in rolling battles across a valley in ‘Stomping Grounds’ and in ‘Force Dispersal’ military bases separated by a strategic hill become a close-quarters killing ground.

New FTE missions include ‘All Round Defense’, which places gamers in control of air support and attack helicopters as they defend a fortified complex against relentless waves of PLA. In ‘Uphill Struggle’ players must capture a bunker under heavy fire from hillside reinforcements. Gamers can also recon the entire 220 km² island of Skira alone or co-operatively in a range of vehicles at day or night in ‘Island Tour.’

Taking on board feedback from the Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising community, tomorrow’s title patch will include a range of updates and improvements for the multiplayer and single player modes of the game; for details visit the ‘Public Affairs’ section at www.flashpointgame.com.

The site also hosts information regarding downloading the new content and PC title update along with the ‘Skirmish’ video. The ‘Skirmish’ pack will also be available from Xbox Live Marketplace (400 Microsoft Points) and the PlayStation Network ($3.99) shortly. The ‘Skirmish’ pack for PC will be free to download.
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