Shrapnel: Urban Warfare 2025

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Name: Shrapnel: Urban Warfare 2025
Developer: Ripcord Games
Systems: Dreamcast, PC
Due date: late 2000, then Q2 2001

Shrapnel: Urban Warfare 2025 is a cancelled Dreamcast and PC game by Ripcord Games.
It was to be a tactical first person shooter.

Plot

The game takes place in the year 2025.
You are part of an anti-terrorism group, the M.O.U.T. Force (Military Operations in Urban Terrain).
Their task is to combat foreign extremists in various US cities.

Gameplay

The game was to combine realistic gunplay and physics.
Realism has its perks: enemies can be taken out with one blow to the head, but so can you and your teammates.

For weaponry there are smart machine guns, a rocket launcher, and a programmable grenade.
The programmable grenade allows you to determine the grenade's trajectory and timing.

Online multiplayer was included too.
Up to eight players can play simultaneously.
Dreamcast and PC players could crossplay simultaneously.

Development

The game started as M.O.U.T. 2025.
The name change happened around November 2000.

Ripcord Games brought actual counter-terrorism training experts to aid in the realism.

Cancellation

The Dreamcast was discontinued in early 2001.
This meant the end of this game's production.
Ripcord Games went bankrupt and closed its office in 2001.

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Gameplay.

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