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Tactical Intervention release date set for 28 March; open beta period announced

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Tactical Intervention is finally to be released (in North America). From the co-creator of Counter-Strike, Minh “Gooseman” Le, Tactical Intervention is a free-to-play team-based multiplayer shooter that sets up a team of counter-terrorists against a team of terr… wait a tic, this all sounds mighty familiar. Yes, Le and his team over at FIX Korea does sound to essentially have remade the game that brought him fame back in 1999 but it has a lot more going on under the hood than just rehashing what made Counter-Strike a hit.

Set to release in North America at the end of this month on the 28 March, FIX have also announced an open beta period from the 14 – 25 March.

The aim of Tactical Intervention seems to John Woo-ify Counter-Strike a little, to give the game a little more dynamism. So there are attack dogs, explosions, car chases, shooting out of windows, moving trains, rappelling, essentially, anything that will give the players more to control and take into account when playing.

Craig was quite taken with it when he saw it last June.

The addition to the Counter-Strike formula which I’m most drawn to is the new ability for the terrorists to use hostages as human shields and move them about the map. I can picture that creating a great challenge for a counter-terrorist team.

So, Tactical Intervention is due for release on the 28 March but there will be an open beta to participate in from the 14 – 25 March. Unfortunately OGPlanet have only agreed to act as publisher for the North American release of the game. FIX are still searching for someone to bring it to Europe. You can find out all the relevant details for the betahere.

Cheers, Eurogamer.

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