|Developer: Team Evolve|
|Publisher: MacMillan Digital Publishing|
|Release Date: February 24 1999|
Battlezone: The Red Odyssey, commonly referred to as The Red Odyssey or by the initialism TRO, is the second official expansion for Battlezone. It introduced two playable factions, the Chinese Red Army and the NSDF Black Dogs, a new campaign for each, and five new multiplayer maps.
The Dogs of War campaign follows a Black Dog unit on Ganymede who are deployed on the Jovian moon Ganymede to gather bio-metal. Two weeks after arriving they are ambushed CRA tanks outfitted with cloaking technology. After regrouping, the Americans discover the Chinese are using a Cthonian technology, the Pegasus Device to travel between Ganymede and the extrasolar planet Elysium. Control of the portal switches hands several times until the Black Dogs finally succeed in annihilating the CRA.
The Red Odyssey introduced both new factions to multiplayer, along with five new maps. The 1.5 Patch has since added both factions to Battlezone, though the new maps have yet to follow.
The Red Odyssey 1.3 patch - not to be confused with the patches of the same version number for Battlezone and Battlezone II - was released on July 31st 1999. It resolved invisibility of the Black Dog Bobcat, fixed Recycler selection with the Black Dog Grizzly in Strategy (it previously provided an NSDF Recycler), and added the Deathmatch map Labyrinth.
In 1999, the Battlezone Gold Pack was released to commemorate the launch of Battlezone II. It bundled Battlezone and version 1.3 of The Red Odyssey with Battlezone: Battlegrounds, the Battlezone II Demo and the Battlezone Official Strategy Guide.
- The Red Odyssey: Authorised Battlezone Mission Pack on gamervision.com
- 1.3 Patch (The Red Odyssey), readme.txt
|Games||Battlezone (Battle Grounds · The Red Odyssey · Rise of the Black Dogs · Gold Pack) · Battlezone II: Combat Commander|
|Remasters||Battlezone 98 Redux (Battlezone 98 Redux: The Red Odyssey · Battlezone 98 Redux: Odyssey Edition)|
|Soundtracks||Battlezone (The Red Odyssey · Rise of the Black Dogs · Early Test Soundtrack) · Battlezone II (Battlezone II Music Pack)|
|Demos||Battlezone (Instant Action · The Red Odyssey) · Battlezone II|
|Strategy Guides||Battlezone · Battlezone II|