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Box Art - and System Specs

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  • Box Art - and System Specs

    Here are a couple of things that people have been waiting for... firstly some box art, for the Western and Russian versions - up on the front page:

    And now the system specs that people have been asking for:

    OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    Processor: Dual Core 2.3 GHz or better
    RAM: 2 GB
    Graphics card: 256 MB SM 3.0 DX9 Compliant NVIDIA

  • #2
    RO2 Box Art revealed (!)(?)



    • #3
      Ramm just mentioned this is another thread, 30 mins ago..

      That was quick!?!?

      Q: All of your marketing seems to be aimed at attracting new players from outside the community instead of marketing the game to the RO faithful.

      A: Let me just head something off at the pass right now. We're getting ready to release the box art for the game. And there is bound to be a 20 page thread of "OMG MkB42 Swat German" that rants and raves. Now instead of doing that, why don't you guys just hold off. Yes we're trying to expand the playerbase of the game, and yes a lot of our marketing art will be aimed at attracting a new audience. Why is that? Because we don't need to convince the RO faithful to check out RO. You guys already like RO1, and have at least some interest in RO2. Joe gamer does not, and we want to get "joe gamer" to have a look at the game. It is all about peaking their interest, and if we try and market the game like RO1, we'll attract only the same people. And we DO want to attract the same people, but we also want to bring in a lot more gamers.

      and it looks awesome IMO. I may just by a boxed version so I can have the nice looking box :O

      although... if those system requirements are officialy
      I'm 0.3 ghz too low for mimimum processor requirements..

      Last edited by MrLebanon; 07-21-2011, 12:17 PM.
      [URL=""]The 116th Panzer Division[/URL]


      • #4
        Originally posted by MrLebanon View Post
        Ramm just mentioned this is another thread, 30 mins ago..

        That was quick!?!?

        and it looks awesome IMO. I may just by a boxed version so I can have the nice looking box :O
        I was thinking the same thing! hah


        • #5
          Well seeing as from the letter from Ramm himself, it seems they are trying to attract a new set of players to come play, cause us RO vets already know the game is going to be great.

          Me, I think it is hot as hell. I really don't care if he has a scoped MKB with a boynet, or if the Russian sniper behind him is wearing a hoodie, it is hothothothothothothothothothothothothothot

          I want this as my wallpaper honestly :3
          Formerly Extremity
          Specs: 8GB RAM, GTX 460, i5-3570k


          • #6
            Hmm I actually really like it, though I'm not a big fan of the black "ink" splash behind the uber 1337 German Hero dude with his pimped out Mkb42.

            Other than that artistic element, I really like the design and the two-soldier design. The Russian sniper with his hood is pure awesome, with the hammer and scythe
            Last edited by hockeywarrior; 07-21-2011, 12:20 PM.

            A Dedicated RO Veteran since 2003
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            • #7
              So it's decided, I'm getting the box version, at least I'll still have steam compatibility, but I'LL HAVE A GODDAMN SEXY BOX.
              Formerly Extremity
              Specs: 8GB RAM, GTX 460, i5-3570k


              • #8
                I saw the box art and I cried... but not from my eyes.

                Ooh, and there's the system requirements... check, check, aaand check!


                • #9
                  Box look nice,I hope it will attract lots of new players,I honestly just want to get if from steam the moment is available for download.
                  ASrock Z77;Intel I5-3570K @4.4ghz;Crossfire AMD Radeon R9-290X x2;Corsair Vengeance 16gb @ 2133mhz;Primary HD Crucial 256GB; Secondary WD 500gb;HT|Omega Claro+;Corsair H100 push/pull;
                  Corsair 1000W


                  • #10


                    Edit: After another look it's still awesome, but I'm with hockeywarrior on the splodge/splash thingy
                    Last edited by Das Bose; 07-21-2011, 12:34 PM.
                    If being a competitive gamer means doing this then I've never been more proud to proclaim that I am not a "competitive" gamer


                    • #11
                      TWI has confirmed?


                      • #12
                        Bravo gents! Here's to the mass conversion of jumping dolphin divers to tactical RO players.


                        • #13


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Makarov View Post
                            Bravo gents! Here's to the mass conversion of jumping dolphin divers to tactical RO players.

                            I predict many will die in front of their monitors, as their heads explode due to the sheer weight of awesomeness
                            If being a competitive gamer means doing this then I've never been more proud to proclaim that I am not a "competitive" gamer


                            • #15
                              It looks amazing and I can't wait to run the game maxed out. I think I'm going to buy extra copies for more boxes.