The Humble Store's Spring Sale is currently in effect offering discounts for a wide variety of PC games. Now, the store is giving away free copies of Rising Storm Game of the Year Edition as a part of the sale's Encore promotion where it seems most of the deals featured throughout the sale period have returned for another round.
For those who are unfamiliar with the game, Rising Storm is a stand-alone expansion for Red Orchestra 2 and includes all multiplayer content from the base game. Just as the base game, the expansion is a WWII first person shooter with heavy emphasis on realistic and tactical gameplay. Rising Storm's content is set in the Pacific Theater, where players can join in on the struggle on maps supporting up to 64 players.
A description taken from the game's store page regarding the gameplay and what players can expect from the new additions is as follows:
The American’s have the apparent advantage in firepower with their fast firing semi-automatic rifles, fully automatic weapons, and devastating flamethrower. The Japanese balance this out with gameplay elements that model their raw courage, ferocity, and cunning use of equipment. Their knee mortars allow them to rain indirect fire down on their enemies from anywhere in the map. Grenades can be planted and turned into booby-traps for unwary GIs. The Japanese put very high store on close-quarter combat, with a bayonet on almost every weapon – even machine guns and SMGs. Their banzai charge suppresses the enemy making it difficult for them to return fire and gives them an opportunity to close in to use bayonets and katanas on their opponents.
Normally available for $19.99, Rising Storm Game of the Year Edition is now completely free to claim on its Humble Store page for the next two days. Keep in mind that to claim the game, the store does require linking to a Steam account, but as the provided key is a Steam key, this should hardly be an issue. In effect, once claimed, you will have until 1 am PT on June 10 to redeem the provided key on Steam, afterward, the key will no longer be valid.
Meanwhile, the game is set to receive a sequel titled Rising Storm 2: Vietnam on May 30, which is currently running a 25% discount putting it at $22.49 for anyone interested in pre-ordering it.