Operation Red Crow Operator: Echo (エコー)
09/11/2016 10:26 AM
"Being efficient is just being lazy, but in a clever way."
In Operation Red Crow, two S.A.T. Operators join Team Rainbow to neutralize the threat residing in our new free map, "Skyscraper". A classified paramilitary counter-terrorism unit until 1996, Japan’s Special Assault Team (S.A.T.) is comprised of small highly trained teams spread throughout the country.
S.A.T. Operator Masaru Enatsu was born in Suginami City, Tokyo, a location known for its several animation studios and technology companies. After completing his bachelor’s degree at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Enatsu joined the National Police Academy. He was then recruited by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Special Unit before transferring to the Aichi Unit.
Before we reveal the Operators’ unique ability during the livestream, we asked R6 Scriptwriter Farah Daoud-Brixi to give us a look behind the scenes. “This Defender is a celebration of Japan’s influence on modern technology,” she said, “It was an opportunity to experiment with the military gear we designed and push them further.”
Officially classified for years, the secretive nature of the S.A.T. is key to portray this paramilitary. Daoud-Brixi revealed that the R6 Dev Team stood at a crossroad between the realism in Siege and the fantasy shrouding this unit. “This mix gave us the perfect platform to create an Operator who would challenge the tactical methods seen in-game up to date. We suddenly were in uncharted waters, which allowed for more unconventional options. It was pretty exciting.”
Another element that is specific to the S.A.T. is their proficiency for Close Quarter Battle. To reflect this expertise, Echo will be equipped with the SuperNova and MP5SD4 as primary weapons, and the PM9 and P229 as secondary weapons. These firearms allow for rapid motions and precise CQB feats.
Join us on the Official Twitch channel on November 12th-13th during the PC & Xbox One Pro League Finals. Tune in on the 12th for more information on the Operators and the PC & Xbox One Semi-Finals. Also, don’t miss the full live demo on the next day during the PC & Xbox One Finals.
Make sure to come back daily to the Red Crow website for new information about the upcoming update.