Prague, June 10th – Award-winning independent development studio, Bohemia Interactive, is pleased to announce the release of the latest video update for Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, a massive standalone expansion pack to the best military simulator of 2009: Arma 2. This second video from the planned series of updates is now declassified and ready for immediate analysis at http://www.arma2.com.
"We, soldiers of the Revolutionary Army, formed in the glorious days of the restoration of our true and only motherland, forever shatter the chains that have bonded us in subjugation. We pledge to remember the unavenged harms of centuries past, and now, in front of our beloved nation, we take this vow." - Foreword to the Oath of Allegiance of the newly formed Takistani Army in 1992
The Takistani Army is equipped with a mixture of Cold-War-era equipment of both Eastern and Western bloc origin, supplied during the interregnum of 1988-91. Local or supreme warlords command and control military manpower across local tribal forces. Several main factions control military vehicles and aircraft either stolen from or supplied by the Soviets; however, their numbers and capabilities are limited.
Armed with FN FALs, AKS-74s rifles, PKMs and other personal weapons, soldiers usually wear distinct steel helmets and khaki or lizard-patterned uniforms; special military police forces also wear black turbans. The Takistan army chiefly employs Soviet Cold-War era vehicles: T-34, T-55 and T-72 tanks, BRDM-2 personnel carriers, UAZ cars and V3S trucks. Military vehicles are painted in irregular amorphous-shaped fields of desert yellow and dark green.
The Takistani Air Force uses the Mi-24D helicopter gunships, L-39ZA light attack aircraft and Mi-8 transport helicopters. The close air support role is provided by type Su-25 aircraft. Special weapons regiments are known to exist, which can deploy a stockpile of SS-1c Scud-B missiles. It is also believed that secret weapons development programmes have sought to produce and procure chemical WMDs, as a result of Soviet-backed schemes aimed at maximizing regional influence.
Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead will be released exclusively for PC on 29th June 2010. For all the latest information, please visit www.arma2.com
Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead doesn't require the original Arma 2, but will upgrade it with the latest features and improvements, and integrates all content into one massive military library for the ultimate combat experience.
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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 explodes in the Green Sea region and coalition forces led by the US Army are deployed 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 developments.
Expanding the scope and depth 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, set in 2009 in the fictional state of Chernarus - a post-Soviet state where civil war has raged 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, the latest hit in the series of realistic military simulators, is based on latest generation technology, offering a large-scale game world, authentic and extremely detailed modern units, weapons, vehicles and environments, and providing a vast array of challenging single player and multiplayer gameplay options.
Released worldwide during summer 2009, Arma 2 was shot to 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.
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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 the 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 shot to 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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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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