Prague, Czech Republic 25th November - Bohemia Interactive, the award winning Czech independent development studio, is pleased to announce the release of the launch trailer for Arma 2: Private Military Company. This brand new add-on enlarges the enormous Armaversum with a new faction: contractors. The PC exclusive release is scheduled on 30th November 2010.
They aren't Tier 1; this isn't special ops.
They are contractors; this is Private Military Company.
Bohemia’s CEO, Marek Spanel, comments: “This new trailer shows our focus on a more story and character-driven narrative for the Arma 2: PMC campaign. Our cast includes characters from various nations, which the voice acting represents; creating a very interesting blend of accents. By watching the trailer players will get a good taste of the intense atmosphere in this latest add-on.”
One year after the British and coalition armed forces successfully quelled the insurgent uprising in Takistan, 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…
Private Military Company, a new addon for Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, will feature:
- <*>New playable faction - Private Military Company*> <*>Original singleplayer campaign with strong storyline unfolding across more than ten missions*> <*>Fully implemented 2 player co-op mode*> <*>New map featuring abandoned wasteland style military weapons test range environment, built upon brand new models and textures*> <*>Unique new character models*> <*>Exotic new weapons (AA-12, fully modelled XM8 variants)*> <*>Detailed new vehicles (Ka-60 'Kasatka', Armed Helicopter UAV, Armoured SUV)*> <*>Numerous new engine updgrades, including full Shotgun Ballistics Modelling and in-game Video Playback*>
Facility OKB-754 was the central hub of Takistan's nuclear weapons programme, which reached it's zenith in late 1999 with the detonation of a 5-10 kiloton device, before being forcibly abandoned due to sanctions from the international community. The test site was devastated by an underground detonation, which exceeded the expected yield and breached the surface of the ground, distributing a small quantity of radiation around the immediate area; forcing any local activity out of the region.
Operation Black Gauntlet follows a new recruit hired by ION, Inc., the PMC group tasked with providing security for a UN investigation team pursuing information pertaining to Takistan's abandoned nuclear weapons programme, as he executes a conflicted contract - spanning the breadth of the volatile nation - from inception to termination.
Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, reinforced by the British Armed Forces, 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: Private Military Company will be deployed exclusively for PC on 30th November 2010. It will be available for GBP 7.99/EUR 8.99/USD 9.99
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About Arma 2: British Armed Forces
An addon to Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, released in August 2010.
BAF's 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 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.
*Operation Flashpoint"™ is a trademark of Codemasters.