It's set in Tajikistan with a "three distinct acts" campaign in singleplayer and 4-player co-op. It's got "deeper narrative" and other notable upgrades.
"Operation Flashpoint: Red River is being built around four player co-op online play, complete with a strong narrative, new enemies and combat scenarios to deliver gameplay that immerses players in the reality of war like never before," said Sion Lenton
"The new setting of Tajikistan is a diverse and exciting backdrop for the wide range of military challenges the US Marines face around the world in real life. We’re excited to push the series in new directions while staying true to the core tactical combat that is the hallmark of Operation Flashpoint,” continued the Creative Director.
It's a ruckus between the US Marine Corps and the Chinese PLA. They've streamlined inventory and control systems in Red River, customisable class roles with XP, gear loadouts, close-quarter combat, and even some tutorials.
“In creating Operation Flashpoint: Red River, we’re building on our strengths whilst taking on board feedback from the community and focussing on key areas and enhancements to further refine the Flashpoint experience,” added exec producer Adam Parsons.
“Whether playing solo or co-operatively, players will experience the tense and exhilarating tactical gameplay the series is famed for, expressed through a range of gameplay enhancements and an exciting new setting and narrative.”
Operation Flashpoint: Red River releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in 2011. Check out the first 4 artworks released by Codemasters below.