Prague, Czech republic 3rd March - Bohemia Interactive, award winning independent game development studio is please to officially announce the forthcoming release of a standalone expansion pack to the military simulator Arma 2.
Reinforcements will hit the shelves in the beginning of April 2011.
Arma 2: Reinforcements brings two independent factions – British Armed Forces and Private Military Company – onto one DVD. Play it separately in non-linear campaign or join friends in multiplayer battles with up to 50 players and hundreds of AI units. Find out the sequential dramatic events of Takistan, originally described in Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead.
Deploy a mechanized division of British Armed Forces sent to reinforce Coalition troops battling a large-scale outbreak of Guerrilla insurgency, or join the Private Military Company, contracted to protect a UN weapons inspection team in Takistan.
Marek Španel, Bohemia Interactive CEO, on the release of Arma 2: Reinforcements: “We´ve received numerous requests from our customers and the community to deliver both expansions on DVD. We´re always trying to deliver something more and here it is, new campaigns, dozens of units all completely standalone to be played solo or to be combined with our other great military simulators into one ultimate pack. And that’s not forgetting the hundreds of superb community made addons/mods/campaigns which are fully compatible with all versions of our games including Arma 2: Reinforcements”
As a special bonus, each retail version of Arma 2: Reinforcements in Europe includes a unique printed, large map showing Takistan on the front with Shapur & The Proving Grounds on the reverse. Plan your military operations in style!
Arma 2: Reinforcements will be deployed exclusively for PC starting April 1st 2011. It will be available for EUR 29.99 Check out the project´s homepage www.arma2.com and learn more about Arma 2: Reinforcements; and the unique collection of original Arma 2 and its expansions.
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About Arma 2: Private Military Company
They aren't Tier 1; this isn't special ops. They are contractors; this is Private Military Company.
Private Military Company is an expansion for Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead and offers strong story driven single player campaign and new faction - Private Military Company with its exotic weapons and vehicles. One year after the British and coalition armed forces successfully quelled the insurgent uprising in Takistan, NATO Green Sea deployment is in the process of a strategic drawdown of its combat troops in the region. Private military contractors shoulder the burden of the increased workload, with competition rising between the multinational organisations for lucrative security contracts. Private Military Company, ION, Inc. (formerly Black Element), successfully bid for a contract - codenamed Black Gauntlet - to provide security for a UN investigation team as they seek to piece together information regarding Takistan's abandoned nuclear weapons programme…
About Arma 2: British Armed Forces
A2BAF is an expansion for Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead. Its campaign takes place less than two months after Operation Arrowhead successfully routed the Takistani military regime, where 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".
About Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead
Three years after the conflict in Chernarus, portrayed in the original Arma 2, a new flashpoint explodes in the Green Sea region 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 the genre-defining Operation Flashpoint*.
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.
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 two 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 half million 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.
Following the release of Arma2 was the standalone expansion pack Arma2: Operation Arrowhead, the massive expansion was strongly received by both critics and fans alike, reviews considered it as surpassing the previous title and building on the strong Milsim heritage. “Armaverse” was then expanded further by the hugely popular British Armed Forces (BAF) DLC released in 2010.
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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