Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead enlarged by new update 1.57 and free A2: PMC content!
Prague, Czech Republic, 22nd December 2010 – As a continuous supporter of its titles, dedicated community and customers, award winning independent developer, Bohemia Interactive, is pleased to announce the release of a new update, version 1.57, which improves upon the Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead gaming experience and delivers an early Christmas gift to all Arma 2: Private Military Company fans - 4 new singleplayer missions, completely for free!

Included alongside several improvements and stability tweaks detailed in the attached change-log files, this update also brings new engine improvements, such as improved netcode (better locality handling), new scripting commands as well as four brand new scenario missions for owners of A2:PMC. One showcase and three distinctive single-player missions add extra weight to PMC's substantial co-op campaign playable content:

* Infiltration: Sneak under the cover of darkness to destroy a rocket artillery test site.
* Reaction: Battle through the mist to recover missing clients.
* Provision: Take to the air to deliver a crucial cargo drop for UN troops in central Takistan.
* Showcase: Enjoy the diversity of the PMC faction in a showcase mission.


The update is available for immediate download from project´s homepage at www.arma2.com

Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead and its expansions are available now! Check out the project´s homepage and learn more about Arma 2: Combined Operations - a unique collection of the original Arma 2 and the massive standalone expansion pack, Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead.

To get the latest Intel and learn more about Arma 2 projects, latest patches and forthcoming add-on Arma 2: Private Military Company please visit www.arma2.com

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About Arma 2: Private Military Company

A2PMC is an expansion for Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead. Its campaign takes place one year after the British and coalition armed forces successfully quelled the insurgent uprising in Takistan, while the 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 successfully finished the full acquisition of several experienced Czech development teams. Altar Games, Black Element Software and Centauri Production development studios will continue to operate both individually and cooperatively on various projects, as part of Bohemia Interactive.
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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*Operation Flashpoint"™ is a trademark of Codemasters.
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