Montreal, Quebec, Canada – August 30, 2010 – Meridian4 is excited to announce the release and availability of the first official add-on to Arma 2 – Operation Arrowhead in the form of DLC named Arma 2 – British Armed Forces. The downloadable content is now available on their site for $9.99.
“We are really excited to work with Bohemia Interactive to bring this new content to gamers,” said Steve Milburn, Marketing Director, of Meridian4. “With new playable content and new weapons, vehicles and units, Arma 2 : British Armed Forces is a great addition to the Arma 2 family.”
"The ongoing enthusiasm and incredible passion of our community continues to inspire and encourage us" said Marek Spanel, Bohemia's CEO, "to that end, we're excited to invite them back to Takistan for another slice of tactical action. This downloadable content is both an answer to their wishes and evidence of our commitment to providing quality post release support and content to the already huge Armaversum."
Less than two months after Operation Arrowhead successfully routed the Takistani military regime, NATO coalition forces face a large-scale outbreak of guerilla insurgency. A mechanized force of British troops 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".
The development of the brand new content has demanded engine updates, resulting in unique features and new gameplay options. The fully modelled artillery and mortar strikes, and the extension of the engineer class to include new duties - such as vehicle repair and bomb disposal - add a new depth of realism to the most authentic mil-sim available.
This brand new faction, with a large number of units, vehicles and models, will redouble the allied efforts in this volatile Central-Asian nation.
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 guerilla 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.
Set in the visually attractive environment of rugged Central Asia, Arma 2: British Armed Forces will add even more depth to the already extensive size of the most realistic combat simulation experience available. Unprecedented freedom of movement, action and tactics - together with hundreds of models and epic sandbox-style maps - creates the most authentic military simulation game: war without the training wheels.
Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead is available now!
Arma 2: British Armed Forces has deployed the 27th August 2010 and available for $9.99
For more information on Arma 2 – British Armed Forces, please visit: http://www.meridian4.com/games/arma2baf/index.html
Meridian4 is a game publisher located in Montreal, Canada. They have built their company’s foundation on forming solid and lasting partnerships with developers. A true relationship characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility to achieve the best possible performance for their products.
Their management team is made up of interactive software professionals with over 30 years of combined experience. They have knowledgeable and qualified people in all areas of publishing including sales, distribution, manufacturing, production, marketing and promotion.
Meridian4 has been publishing for over 5 years and has flourished by adapting to the ever-changing landscape of the games industry. They plan to grow by continuing their strategy of forming strong relationships with independent developers and bringing some of the best interactive software to North American and worldwide markets.
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 environment.
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 publishing partners.
The research and development team of Bohemia Interactive has more than 50 experienced developers at studios in the Czech Republic and Australia. Bohemia Interactive won the “Best PC Game Developer” award for 2001 at London ECTS exhibition, and “Rookie Studio of the Year “ award at GDC in 2002. www.bistudio.com