Publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer/publisher Tripwire Interactive announce today that they are continuing their longstanding co-operation, having signed a co-publishing deal for upcoming blockbuster Rising Storm 2: Vietnam (PC).
Iceberg has been a distribution partner for many Tripwire titles over the years, augmenting Tripwire’s direct relationship with Steam, by publishing on other digital portals as well as packaged retail sales. This has covered hits such as Killing Floor, Rising Storm and Killing Floor 2. The partnership will now include Tripwire’s next mega-project, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam.
Erik Schreuder, CEO of Iceberg Interactive, says: “I remember watching a lot of Tour of Duty in the nineties. This will place me right in the thick of the action. Working with Tripwire has always been a pleasure and we are looking forward to continuing the relationship with this awesome title, in the coming months.”
Alan Wilson, VP of Tripwire and Product Director for Rising Storm 2: Vietnam added: “It is always a pleasure working with Iceberg. Apart from doing a great job with our games, they also play them as much, if not actually more, than we do ourselves – which is the best possible recommendation!”
ABOUT THE GAME
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is the sequel to PC Gamer’s 2013 ‘Multiplayer Game of the Year’, published by Tripwire Interactive and developed by Antimatter Games, the same team that created the award-winning innovative asymmetric gameplay of the original Rising Storm. For the first time, the authentic gunplay and visceral first-person action of the Red Orchestra series is coming to an era of automatic rifles, man-portable grenade launchers and more modern weapons systems. Rising Storm 2: Vietnam casts players into a brutal, authentic recreation of the Vietnam War.
MASSIVE MULTIPLAYER BATTLES
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam offers intense tactical action for up to 64 players in battles between the US forces and the Vietnamese, with each force having their own unique abilities and tactical advantages such as Napalm Strikes, Artillery Barrages, surface-to-air missile strikes, traps, ambushes and more.
RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES
Players on the US team will be able to pilot 3 different helicopters – the UH-1H “Huey” transport, the OH-6 “Loach” light recon and the powerful AH-1G “Cobra” attack helicopter.
CONVENTIONAL ARMY VS. GUERILLA FORCES
Play as both the United States Military and Vietnamese resistance fighters. Rising Storm 2: Vietnam allows players to control either the U.S. Army and Marines Corps or the militarized and guerrilla forces of North Vietnam – the NVA and the Viet Cong.
2 NEW GAME MODES
Game types include Red Orchestra’s classic territory control mode, the new Supremacy mode, for large-scale combat including helicopters, VC tunnels and more, as well as the new smaller Skirmish mode and maps designed for 16 or less players. These new smaller maps are designed to be a more competitive, squad based experience that reflect the low-level; conflicts that Vietnam is famous for.
Each map faithfully recreates the conflict of the Vietnam experience and aims to pull players directly into the war with its extreme authenticity to real life. Maps will include the famous jungles of Vietnam, but will also cover battles that occurred in cities, on rolling hills, in US Firebases, Rice Fields, Plantations and many more authentic locations. In keeping with the Vietnam setting, they will provide plenty of opportunity for jungle ambushes and flanking attacks.
30+ AUTHENTIC WEAPONS
A variety of authentic period weapons available including the M16, M14, M60, M79 and M3 Grease Gun for the Americans; and the Type 56 Assault Rifle (a Chinese copy of the famous AK-47), RPG-7, MAT-49, SKS Carbine and many, many more for the Vietcong. Weapons also have a wide range of functionality with in-game implications, including adjustable stocks, attachable bayonets, and a new and advanced recoil system which builds on the already phenomenal weapon handling that the Red Orchestra series is famous for.
COMMAND YOUR TEAM TO VICTORY
Drastically enhanced squad and communication tools to help you group up and work with your friends and team-mates.
FAIR PLAY & COSMETIC UPGRADES
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam’s focus will be player skill and balance. We won’t be locking content like weapon upgrades, improved player characteristics or new armaments behind a rank or experience system. We want to put the tools to succeed in the hands of every player.
PERSONALIZE YOUR UNIFORM
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam will allow players to customize their player characters with additional uniform and equipment variants earned as they play. These will include new headgear, clothing, tattoos, glasses and more.