Tripwire polishes delayed Red Orchestra 2

Tripwire Interactive has officially shifted the battle lines, announcing that Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad requires a little bit of extra polish, meaning the game’s impending release has been pushed back two weeks.

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The company’s vice president Alan Wilson explains the difficult decision:

While we understand the fans are clamoring to get their hands on the game, we felt we needed the extra two weeks to get it right and add the extra polish the game (and the players) deserve.

Red Orchestra 2 is currently available for pre-purchase on Steam, where it’s flying off the virtual shelves.

If you pre-purchase now, you’ll get 10% off the total price – unless, of course, you own a copy of the original Red Orchestra, in which case you’ll save 20%.

There’s a standard version as well as a Digital Deluxe package, which also brings with it closed beta access, four unlocked weapons, two hats for Team Fortress 2 and two new characters for Tripwire‘s earlier title, Killing Floor.

[img_big]center,4706,2011-04-21/bayonet.jpg,Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad[/img_big]

The extra time will hopefully also give the Australian Classification Board enough time to sort out what’s going on with the game’s rating. Red Orchestra 2 is still listed on Steam as a “low violence” version for Australian audiences, which we’ve been told is a temporary measure until the final game is classified.

The game is currently with the Board, and we should hear a report very soon. Until then, grab the pre-purchase, enjoy your extra content, and sit patiently for an extra fortnight until Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad catapults onto your PC.


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