Red Orchestra 2 delayed into September

Tripwire's WW2 shooter-sim sequel has been delayed by two weeks "to get it right and add the extra polish the game (and the players) deserve."

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No strategy is static in times of war, and Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad's battleplan is no exception. Developer Tripwire Interactive announced today that the PC WW2 shooter-sim's launch has been delayed from August 30 to September 13.

"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," Tripwire explained. Consider it the video games equivalent of waiting two weeks for anti-tank gun support rather than advancing with only anti-tank dogs.

You can pre-order Orchestra 2 now for $35.99 from Steam, or only $31.99 if you own the original Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45. There's also a fancy $50 Steam Digital Deluxe Edition, which packs goodies including beta access, WW2 reenactor playable characters for Killing Floor, and new Team Fortress 2 hats.

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    August 8, 2011 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Red Orchestra 2 delayed into September.

    Tripwire's WW2 shooter-sim sequel has been delayed by two weeks "to get it right and add the extra polish the game (and the players) deserve."

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      August 8, 2011 6:03 AM

      Damn. Ah well, as long as the final output is good.

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      August 8, 2011 6:07 AM

      This better mean the have implemented anti tank dogs come September.

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        August 8, 2011 6:27 AM

        They're like terror drones from RA2. Titanium jaws allow them to get inside tanks, and then it's all downhill from there.

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      August 8, 2011 6:21 AM

      This better mean two extra weeks of beta or I'm refunding.

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        August 8, 2011 7:03 AM

        Tripwire is goddamned awesome though, they don't push shit out for the sake of releasing it. I'm sure they'll give us a great beta :)

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      August 8, 2011 7:05 AM

      GAME OF COCK

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      August 8, 2011 7:22 AM

      Well, now I get some breathing room between DX:HR and RO2.

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        August 8, 2011 9:02 AM

        Damn man, we have same taste in games. This was my 1st thought too. I'm stoked for both.

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      August 8, 2011 8:34 AM

      Not terrible news.

      Kind of offensive because they released this information after offering the game for sale. Seems underhanded. I would have bought the game regardless of if it was released today or the end of the year, so no big deal.

      I believe I read there are some kinks with the AI? This was before this announcement so who knows whats going on.

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        August 8, 2011 10:32 AM

        how is that underhanded, lots of games offer preorders and have delays.

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      August 8, 2011 10:52 AM

      I dislike delays, but I like and trust TripWire to do the right thing.

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      August 8, 2011 11:27 AM

      this is terrible news, i want a good MP game badly, i think i had enough with BC2

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        August 8, 2011 6:13 PM

        Agreed! Cant wait for this bad boy. The next few months are very exciting for gaming , I must say!
        RO2, BF3 DX:HR Rage, and I know I'm missing lots! Help me out here folks.......:)