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Yuri believes there is more to the Kanegawa Industries' continued involvement in this war than he had previously suspected. When a research complex full of weapons the Epsilon has never seen before is found deep inside the Japanese territories, Yuri sends his forces to investigate.
—Mission description

Operation: Split Seconds is an Epsilon Special Operations campaign mission.

Briefing

Our task forces in Kashmir suffered heavy casualties in one trap after another, but have fortunately recovered the most valuable assets in time. After analyzing the information extracted from the Creation, our forces with her at the helm have been sent to punish the traitorous Rashidi and his followers in Bissau. On the other hand, with China weakened by a major rebellion among their forces and in-fighting fueled by our spread of information, we might now finally be able to launch heavy offensives in East Asia. While one of our assault teams is crossing the South China Sea to attack their home territory, you will be in charge of an operation in Japan.

As you know, the chaos on the Korean Peninsula over two years ago brought an end to the Sino-Japanese alliance, but the effects were only temporary. With the defeat of South Korea, the Chinese reasserted control over Japan by overwhelming force sooner than we expected, and the bulk of the swaying Japanese turned back to serve them. We recently discovered that a Kanegawa Industries complex in central Japan is expanding on a concerning scale, with the Japanese designing even more prototypes, presumably on the Chinese demands. As Yuri strongly suspects that these new weapons will pose a huge threat to our operations in the region, we have decided to send you to put an end to their research. Be wary, as we have no sufficient data on the new weapons that are being designed by K.I. in mainland Japan.

Objective 1: Destroy the Chinese outpost.
Objective 2: Destroy the Chinese base.
Objective 3: Destroy the Pacific Front base.

Events

Taking care of the Chinese forces

Shortly after the heading taskforce of PsiCorps arrived at the coast, they quickly eliminated Chinese forces in a close outpost through a variety of units like Marauders and Magnetrons, and sent MCV to deploy the forward base after the outpose is cleared.

The Chinese forces suddenly start retreating, leaving Pacific Front forces alone

PsiCorps then immediately entered into the north to destroy the Chinese' main base in this area. Although the Chinese forces has strengthened the offensive, they gradually became difficult to resist the attack of PsiCorps after a period of confrontation. Surprisingly, all of them have withdrawn from the battlefield, leaving no time for the PsiCorps to chase them.

Encountering new unknown weapons

Pacific Front has more fortificated defense in this area, and it took a long time for the proselyte who commands this operation to break through to the core area of the base. However, the Epsilon discovered that the base was protected by several weird towers which can launch rapid electrical shockwaves to attack Epsilon's taskforces, and the bolts between towers can even connect with each other, just like the Prism Tower. Not only that, Pacific Front, awared of the invasion, quickly sent a large number of prototypes that the Epsilon had never seen before, to launch a counterattack, including a flying drone unit, a slow-moving artillery vehicle, and a kind of large-scale gunboats. The emergence of a large number of new weapons was beyond proselyte's expectation, and he was then told to temporarily withdraw from here and regroup forces.

Return to the battlefield

24 hours have passed, and the proselyte led an HQ team to re-enter the battlefield, and the previous PsiCorps forces were handed over to another proselyte to command. The Epsilon got authorizations of more weapons to use in the battlefield, like Basilisks and Oxidizers, to confront the Pacific Front's prototype units.

Knowing that Pacific Front will use the gunboats that appeared before to attack the area where the Epsilon forces are regrouped, the proselytes adjusted their tactics, tried to shoot down the gunboats first, and then looked for opportunities to attack the main base again. After a period of time passed, with setting tight defense, Epsilon successfully shot down the gunboats that came to bombard, and found the right time to destroy the Pacific Front's two outposts established on the outer side. The destruction of the outer outposts provided an opportunity for another proselyte to come in and come to support, and deployed the third MCV and a Stalin's Fist - Although being an old equipment from Russia, Epsilon has become accustomed to using it in many battles to produce more Epsilon vehicles on the front line in time.

The increasing number of reinforcements enabled Epsilon to successfully break through the Pacific Front’s defenses with the cooperation of three proselytes, destroying all prototype units and several tech facilities like Kanegawa Assemblies the Pacific Front've built here. After eliminating all Pacific Front's resistance, Epsilon decided to extract the remaining data for further research after announcing the completion of this operation.

Aftermath

In recent years, we've raided several facilities belonging to the Kanegawa Industries, but this, Proselyte, I think this one was the most interesting one yet. Perhaps with this new perspective on Tesla's legacy, the Hand.. Hands might reach their full potential.
—Yuri's message

Epsilon took full advantage of China’s weaknesses and launched many successful attacks in their control area, and this operation is one of the attacks. They've also extracted the chain tesla weapon technology from the Hybrid Towers, which they would use as a basis of the psionic weaponry used by the Hands of Ereshkigal.

However, the Epsilon didn't seem to notice that China's retreat during theis operation gave an independent team that the Epsilon had never noticed an opportunity to integrate more ally forces here to complete a certain plan of them.

Difficulty changes

Casual

  • Starting credits: 75000 for PsiCorps period, 80000 for Epsilon HQ period
  • The enemy attack intensity is the lowest.
  • Amount of player's reinforcements are the most numerous.
  • Part of enemy defenses will be removed.
  • Phase 1 (Landfall):
    • Two Armadillos at Chinese outpost will be removed.
    • Several barrels are placed around two Battle Bunkers in Chinese outpost.
    • Removed three patrols in outpost.
    • No trained Pyros attacking player's forces when landing.
  • Phase 2 (PsiCorps against China):
    • Chine will not construct EMP Control Station.
    • No Armadillos carrying infantry to make sneak attack.
    • The Chinese forces will evacate when about 16 minutes passed, if not influenced by other factors.
  • Phase 4 (Epsilon HQ against Pacific Front):
    • The first experimental aircraft will start airstrike when about 21 minutes passed.
    • Countdown of the second wave of experimental aircraft arriving: 15:00

Normal

  • Starting credits: 60000 for PsiCorps period, 70000 for Epsilon HQ period
  • The enemy attack intensity is averaged.
  • Amount of player's reinforcements are averaged.
  • Phase 2 (PsiCorps against China):
    • The Chinese forces will evacate when about 21 minutes passed, if not influenced by other factors.
  • Phase 4 (Epsilon HQ against Pacific Front):
    • Pacific Front will train two Rocketeer squads to attack player's forces when the Epsilon HQ MCV arrives.
    • The first experimental aircraft will start airstrike when about 17 minutes passed.
    • Countdown of the second wave of experimental aircraft arriving: 12:30
    • About 10 minutes after destroying all experimental aircraft, large amount of Cryocopters, Rocketeers and Diverbee prototypes will enter the battlefield from top right area, to player's base. Subsequently, a Spy will come next to player's base with a Stallion Transport, to sabotagg player's power supply.

Mental

  • Starting credits: 45000 for PsiCorps period, 60000 for Epsilon HQ period
  • The enemy attack intensity is the highest.
  • Amount of player's reinforcements are the least.
  • Phase 1 (Landfall):
    • 2 Eradicators are guarding in the outpost, they will be revealed when landing.
    • 2 Armadillos will counterattack actively when the player's forces are landing.
  • Phase 2 (PsiCorps against China):
    • China will build Iron Curtain Device to protect their armored forces to attack.
    • The Chinese forces will evacate when about 26 minutes passed, if not influenced by other factors.
  • Phase 4 (Epsilon HQ against Pacific Front):
    • The Tech Missile Bunker will be removed.
    • Pacific Front will train two Rocketeer squads to attack player's forces when the Epsilon HQ MCV arrives.
    • Pacific Front will send 2 Kappa Tanks and 3 Navy SEALS to attack player's force through water passages.
    • The first experimental aircraft will start airstrike when about 13 minutes passed.
    • Countdown of the second wave of experimental aircraft arriving: 12:30
    • No hint about ordering Oxidizers to enter Tank Bunkers.
    • About 10 minutes after destroying all experimental aircraft, large amount of Cryocopters, Rocketeers and Diverbee prototypes will enter the battlefield from top right area, to player's base. Subsequently, a Spy will come next to player's base with a Stallion Transport, to sabotagg player's power supply.

Easter egg

SPOILER
Proselyte, we're here to kill our enemies. The alligators are not our enemies.
  • Killing all 10 alligators on the map will create money crate and trigger the text above.
  • Another easter egg:
  1. When the mission is proceeding to require destroy Pacific Front bases, destroy 4 pillars on the garden not far from PsiCorps base, then the iron curtain effect on the central temple will vanish;
  2. Capture the temple, and then a crate will appear next to a hologram billboard. Don't pick it up for now;
  3. Pick it up when commanding Epsilon HQ forces, a black limousine will appear;
  4. Drive the limousine into a tunnel located in the east, and then you will hear Brute yelling, and a special Brute will emerge from the tunnel afterwards. This Brute's punch has nuke missile effect.
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