505 Games and Bohemia Interactive have leaked more information about ARMA II. This latest intel takes an in-depth look at the huge selection of weaponry in this highly-anticipated military simulator, and can be immediately analysed at http://www.arma2.com.
ARMA II features 40 accurately-modelled weapons and more than 80 variations on man-portable rocket launchers of both Western and Eastern origin, as well as a range of aiming devices and accessories. The accuracy and power of each weapon has been matched to real-life ammunition specifications, as well as incorporating feedback on weapon behaviour based on the real-life experience of Bohemia’s military advisors. Not only does the ammunition type influence the power of a round, but also the number and colour of tracers, which also follow real-life specifications.
Each faction the player meets in the game uses their own assortment of pistols, assault rifles, rocket launchers, sniper rifles and machineguns. Special Forces use unique personal weaponry, including silenced and camouflaged weapons, or specially designed configurations typical of the Russian Spetsnaz. Government troops will use advanced anti-air and anti-armour rocket launchers, while Guerrillas stick with older design guided rockets and the proven RPG-7, together with commonly used sniper rifles, as well as high-calibre sniper rifles in camouflaged variants to go with sniper ghillie suits.
All weapon models have been matched to real world schematics with extreme precision and, accompanied by a short description and image, are being declassified in thematic groups every 12 hours starting this morning.
ARMA II will be available in 2009.
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About 505 Games
505 Games, headquartered in Milton Keynes is dedicated to the publishing and international distribution of full price, mid-range and budget computer and videogames in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) markets and Australia. The current portfolio includes the best selling games Cooking Mama, ArmA: Armed Assault, Bust-a-Move and Armored Core and covers all gaming platforms, including next generation consoles like Sony PlayStation® 3, Nintendo Wii™ and Microsoft Xbox 360™. For More information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.co.uk
About Bohemia Interactive
Bohemia Interactive is an independent game development company, with studios in Czech Republic and Australia, founded in 1999, that focuses on developing state of the art computer software and the research of advanced real time 3D graphics, artificial intelligence and physical simulation technologies for real-time interactive environments. Bohemia Interactive's products include computer games ARMA: Armed Assault (ARMA Combat Operations in North America), Operation Flashpoint and military simulations VBS1 and VBS2. Visit www.bistudio.com for more information.
*505 Games is publishing ArmA II in Europe, excluding Germany, Switzerland and Austria
**Operation Flashpoint is registered Trademark of Codemasters Software Company Ltd. The game was developed by Bohemia Interactive and published by Codemasters. ARMA 2 is developed by Bohemia Interactive a.s., which is not affiliated with, authorized by or related to the Operation Flashpoint trademark owner.