Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad, the surprisingly awesome World War 2 shooter from Tripwire Interactive, has been dated and given a retail price for their North American release. It has been in development for quite some time now, with preview builds being shown at multiple trade shows over the past two years. Tripwire is obviously very proud of the progress they have made, with a new first-person cover system, an enormous layer of realism, down to the way that the soldiers hold their guns while sprinting, and a host of other gameplay features and adjustments to progress the franchise into next generation territory.
Many gamers were concerned with its status as a World War 2 shooter, but Red Orchestra’s general focus on the Russian/German front rather than the typical British or American fronts tends to set it apart from the rest. Its team-based class warfare gameplay also tends to stick out, giving it a unique gameplay style.
Previously, Tripwire was best known for the original team-based Red Orchestra games, and the co-op survival horror Killing Floor. Both games had very strong followings, and there will be plenty who will purchase new machines simply to be able to play the new game. Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad will be available in North America on the 30th of August, 2011, and will retail at $39.99 in the US.