Milton Keynes, 25/06/09 – Bohemia Interactive and 505 Games have announced a demo for military simulation ArmA II, available for download from today. The demo version of Bohemia Interactive’s long awaited tactical PC shooter will provide a glimpse of some of ArmA II’s backdrops, equipment and broad gameplay style which incorporates first person shooter, role playing game and real time strategy elements. For more information please visit www.arma2.com
The fictional post-Soviet state of Chernarus provides the location for all the action in ArmA II and gamers will have the opportunity to explore its highland area in the demo version, along with the small Chernarussian island of Utes. More specifically, the ‘boot camp’ missions are all available which act as tutorials for the game’s many disciplines including helicopter flight, unit command and base construction. In addition, the full single player mission ‘Trial By Fire’ from the main campaign and the multiplayer map ‘Mini Warfare’, allowing ArmA fans the chance to trial three multiplayer modes, are included in the demo. A selection of over 20 vehicles, over 25 weapons and various soldier and civilian models will be included, although these represent only a fraction of those available in the retail version.
“Distilling ArmA II’s gameplay into a trial sized package has been a bit of a challenge because there is just so much in there that we want to show off,” commented Mark Allen, European Communications Manager for 505 Games. “In the end we’ve decided to be pretty generous, there are five types of rocket launcher in there for starters!”
Featuring the most realistic warfare gameplay ever, ArmA II promises to build on the excellent features that have made Bohemia Interactive a respected name amongst both gamers and the US army, who use a modified version to train recruits for combat situations. Team-based combat, a comprehensive playbook of military tactics and an enormous battlefield to explore are just some of the features that will make this the military simulation of choice this year.
ArmA II is out now exclusively for PC. For all the latest information please visit www.arma2.com
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.