The sequel to 2013's tactical shooter Rising Storm is now available on Steam, and this time, players will be facing the brutal Vietnam War, leaving behind World War 2. Rising Storm 2: Vietnam's developer is Antimatter Games, with the series developer Tripwire Interactive being the publisher this time around.
The new game's launch trailer with an excellent song choice is seen below, showcasing grisly battles taking place in various maps. Although the graphics seem subpar compared to other military shooters such as the Battlefield series, Rising Storm series offers a much more realistic and tactical experience, with slower paced and methodical battles - at most times at least.
The original Rising Storm was a stand-alone expansion to the popular World War 2 shooter, Red Orchestra 2, developed by Tripwire Interactive, with Product Director Alan Wilson going on to say:
"Rising Storm 2: Vietnam has grown out of all we've learned over the years in the Red Orchestra franchise. The weapons, the gameplay, the look - all coming together to generate a really immersive, visceral experience that will keep drawing people in."
The game went through multiple beta periods prior to release, with the developer implementing changes based on player feedback. Wilson said player feedback would also play into post-launch content for the game, with "a series of upcoming updates - new factions, new gameplay and more," which are all planned to arrive for the game as free updates.
Antimatter Games' producer Jack Hackett added, "We've taken what we learned from the first Rising Storm and blended that with the unique opportunities that the Vietnam setting offers to create something that we think is truly special. It’s been a fun journey, and we’re grateful to Tripwire for trusting us to put a fresh spin on the series. "
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is currently available for purchase on Steam for $22.49, thanks to a 10% release discount, which will last until June 6. Moreover, the launch week will include double XP for all players, also lasting through the same period.
Source: Tripwire Interactive