Prague, Czech Republic 26th August - Bohemia Interactive is pleased to announce the reinforcement of Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, with British Armed Forces providing a surge in support of the ongoing coalition deployment in Takistan. Next in the line-up of military simulators, Arma 2: British Armed Forces (BAF) - a huge downloadable add-on for the recently released Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead - deploys today and delivers a new campaign, numerous single missions and a brand new faction and environment, expanding upon the already epic collection offered up by Arma 2's ''MilSim'' sandbox.
Less than two months after Operation Arrowhead successfully routed the Takistani military regime, NATO and coalition forces face a large-scale outbreak of guerrilla insurgency. A mechanized force of Her Majesty's Armed Forces are about to deploy and embark upon a large-scale counter-insurgency campaign, which will define the future of the coalition presence in Takistan: Operation "Crimson Lance".
BAF provides an opportunity to explore the beautiful country of Takistan in even more depth, and offers the chance to hop across the border to Karzeghistan in the Shapur e-Dalanper region - a brand new area included as bonus content. A small, strategically important area, Shapur consists of pockets of densely developed settlements and industrial complexes within its regional boundaries, located just on the Karzeghi side of Takistan’s volatile borderlands.
Unprecedented freedom of movement, action and tactics, together with hundreds of unique models and epic sandbox-style maps, create the most authentic military simulation game available in the world today: war without the training wheels - available as a download now!
Arma 2: British Armed Forces key features:New vehicles and weapons Modern British troops in multi-terrain, desert and woodland camouflage Personal weapons: L85A2 and L86A2 rifles, L110A1 machine gun, LRR and AW50 sniper rifles, N-LAW AT launcher New vehicles: Jackal 2 MWMIK all-terrain vehicle, modernized FV510 Warrior New helicopters: AH11 Wildcat (multi-role), HC3 Merlin (transport) British versions: off-road car, Chinook HC2 transport helicopter, Apache AH1 gunship Desert and woodland paint schemes of the ground vehicles New single player campaign Player will command a mobile observation team of British troops into battle with Takistani insurgents. Short campaign will focus on depicting asymmetrical warfare with a guerrilla force and counterinsurgency operations. Multiplayer modes Cooperative scenarios featuring the British units, vehicles and equipment. Engine Improvements Extension of the Engineer's role Ability for players to effectively operate and command artillery and mortar units.
Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead is available now! Check out the project´s homepage www.arma2.com and learn more about Arma 2: Combined Operations - a unique collection of the original Arma 2 and the massive standalone expansion pack, Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead.
Arma 2: British Armed Forces will be deployed exclusively for the PC on 26th August 2010. It will be available for GBP 7.99/EUR 8.99/USD 9.99
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About Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead
Three years after the conflict in Chernarus, portrayed in the original Arma 2, a new flashpoint in the Green Sea region heats up and coalition forces led by the US Army are sent to Takistan to quickly restore peace and prevent further civilian casualties in this standalone expansion pack to the best military simulator of 2009 – Arma 2.
Building upon the success of Bohemia Interactive's critically acclaimed Arma 2 (Most PC Game of 2009), Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead offers a brand new gameplay experience with a range of new content, features, and engine development.
Expanding the scope of the 'Armaversum', this flashpoint shifts the focus to a new theatre of war. The Central Asian setting boasts fully destructible and interactive environments, which offer the signature gameplay you've come to expect from the creators of genre defining Operation Flashpoint*.
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About Arma 2
Arma 2 is set year 2009, in a fictional state of Chernarus, a post-Soviet country where civil war raged for over 2 painful years. As a leader of USMC Force Recon team, you are sent with your squad to prevent further civilian casualties and ensure ongoing stability in Chernarus.
Arma 2 is based on the latest generation technology, offering a large-scale game world, authentic and extremely detailed modern units, weapons, vehicles and environments, challenging single player and a vast array of multiplayer options.
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About Bohemia Interactive
Established in 1999 in Prague, Czech Republic, Bohemia Interactive is an independent game development studio that focuses on developing original state of the art computer entertainment and simulation software, including the research of proprietary advanced real-time 3D graphics, artificial intelligence and physical simulation technologies for real-time interactive environments.
Operation Flashpoint*, Bohemia Interactive's debut game published by Codemasters in 2001, became the No. 1 bestselling PC game around the world and has won many international awards, including “Game of The Year” and “Best Action Game.” Over 2 million copies of Operation Flashpoint have been sold since its release.
Bohemia Interactive’s second major release, ArmA: Armed Assault, followed in 2007 and sold over 400,000 copies on PC through various local publishing partners.
Arma 2, the latest hit in the series of realistic military simulators, released worldwide during summer 2009 was placed in the top positions of official PC charts around the world immediately following its release. Arma 2 won "Most PC" Game in the 2009 PC Gamer Awards.
Bohemia Interactive won the Best PC Game Developer award for 2001 at London’s ECTS exhibition and Rookie Studio of the Year award at GDC 2002.
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About IDEA Games
IDEA Games is an Independent Developers Association, founded by three computer game development studios: ALTAR games, Black Element Software and Bohemia Interactive Studio and recently joined by Centauri Production. Along with their own development it supports other gifted teams to make their projects real.
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