Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead Artillery Video released!

Prague, Czech Republic 27th August - Bohemia Interactive, the award winning Czech independent development studio, is pleased to announce a new video for Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, introducing the new Artillery Computer feature, bundled with patch 1.54. This feature streamlines the use of indirect fire weapons, making ordering an artillery strike as simple as issuing a move command.

All indirect fire weapons can exploit the brand new Artillery Computer. This feature initiates an interface where you can see your weapon, and the associated minimal and maximal ranges on the map. You may adjust your fire mode in the menu to the right and select the target area that your ordinance will strike.

Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead Patch 1.54 highlights:

    <*>Arma 2: British Armed Forces Lite - all units, vehicles and weapons from Arma 2: British Armed Forces are included in this patch with lower quality textures and audio files. The full version of Arma 2: British Armed Forces with high resolution textures and packed with a new campaign and large selection of new single player missions is available for purchase, see http://www.arma2.com/baf for more information about the content of Arma 2: British Armed Forces. <*>Numerous stability and functionality fixes and improvements. <*>Reworked MP Session Browser and Mission Selector. <*>Engineer - Engineers have undergone some serious training and are now capable of repairing damaged vehicles and defusing mines. An engineer can patch up a badly damaged vehicle, making it operable. A damaged component can be repaired to 60% status; however, note that the total damage inflicted upon the vehicle persists, and further damage will be calculated cumulatively. An engineer can defuse mines, satchels, and IEDs. It's possible to order an engineer to repair/defuse something by standing close to it, selecting 'engineer' in your command bar, and then pressing '6-1' ('action'> 'defuse'/'repair'). If you are engineer yourself, simply select 'action'> 'defuse'/'repair' from the Action Menu (default binding is the middle mouse button). <*>Artillery Computer - All indirect fire weapons can exploit the brand new artillery computer by selecting it in the Action Menu (default binding is the mouse wheel). The artillery computer initiates an interface where you can see your weapon, and the associated minimal and maximal ranges on the map. You may adjust your fire mode in the menu to the right and select the target area that your ordinance will strike. The display will indicate an estimated time to target; once you fire the ordinance - by clicking the 'Fire' button - the interface will track each shot. Your aim will change according to your actions once you leave the artillery computer.

To get the latest Intel and learn more about Arma 2 projects, latest patch 1.54 and already released add-on Arma 2: British Armed Forces please visit www.arma2.com

Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead is available now! Check out the project´s homepage www.arma2.com 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.

Arma 2: British Armed Forces has been deployed exclusively for the PC on 26th August 2010. It is available for GBP 7.99/EUR 8.99/USD 9.99

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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 in the Green Sea region heats up 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 genre defining Operation Flashpoint*.

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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.

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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 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.

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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About IDEA Games

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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