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Battlezone 98 Redux Launches Red Odyssey Expansion

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Battlezone 98 Redux [official site], Rebellion's recent revamp of Activision's ace RTS-FPS, now has an expansion. Not a new expansion, mind. Not really. Available now is a revamped version of Battlezone's old expansion The Red Odyssey, which adds two new singleplayer campaigns with two new factions and loads of vehicles and weapons and whatnot to continue the secret wars across our solar system and beyond.

The Red Odyssey introduces the Chinese Red Army and the NSDF Black Dogs to the '60s space wars. They bring new buildings and units and whatnot, including some swish cloaking tech from China. Naturally the models and textures from 1998 are fancied up in the same way as the rest of the Redux. I never played this expansion, only base Battlezone - readers dearest, might you tell your chums if it was much cop?

Also launching alongside this are five free new multiplayer maps for Battlezone 98 Redux for everyone, whether they buy this expansion or not.

The Red Odyssey is £5.94/8,49€/$8.49 on Steam, including a launch discount, and about the same on GOG. The base game is on sale on Steam too, and both Steam and GOG offer discounts if you buy the two together. Anyway, here's what it looks like:

Since acquiring the Battlezone rights a few years back, Rebellion have also been working on a new Battlezone arcade shooter.

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