British Armed Forcess deployed in Takistan!

Prague, Czech Republic 22nd July 2010 - Award winning Czech independent development studio, Bohemia Interactive, is pleased to announce the reinforcement of Operation Arrowhead - British Armed Forces are to provide a surge in support of the ongoing coalition deployment in Takistan!

Less than two months after Operation Arrowhead successfully routed the Takistani military regime, 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".

The development of the brand new content has demanded engine updates, resulting in unique features and new gameplay options. The fully modelled artillery and mortar strikes, and the extension of the engineer class to include new duties - such as vehicle repair and bomb disposal - add a new depth of realism to the most authentic mil-sim available.

"The ongoing enthusiasm and incredible passion of our community continues to inspire and encourage us" said Marek Spanel, Bohemia's CEO, "to that end, we're excited to invite them back to Takistan for another slice of tactical action. This downloadable content is both an answer to their wishes and evidence of our commitment to providing quality post release support and content to the already huge Armaversum."

This brand new faction, with a large number of units, vehicles and models, will redouble the allied efforts in this volatile Central-Asian nation - available as a download at the end of August as 'Arma 2: British Armed Forces'.

Arma 2: British Armed Forces key features:

    <*>New vehicles and weapons
o Modern British troops in multi-terrain, desert and woodland camouflage

o Personal weapons: L85A2 and L86A2 rifles, L110A1 machine gun, LRR and AW50 sniper rifles, N-LAW AT launcher

o New vehicles: Jackal 2 MWMIK all-terrain vehicle, modernized FV510 Warrior

o New helicopters: AH11 Wildcat (multi-role), HC3 Merlin (transport)

o British versions: off-road car, Chinook HC2 transport helicopter, Apache AH1 gunship

o Desert and woodland paint schemes of the ground vehicles

    <*>New single player campaign
o Player will command a mobile observation team of British troops into battle with Takistani insurgents. Short campaign will focus on depicting asymmetrical warfare with a guerilla force and counterinsurgency operations.
    <*>Multiplayer modes
o Cooperative scenarios featuring the British units, vehicles and equipment.
    <*>Engine Improvements
o Extension of the Engineer's role

o Ability for players to effectively operate and command artillery and mortar units.

Set in the visually attractive environment of rugged Central Asia, Arma 2: British Armed Forces will add even more depth to the already extensive size of the most realistic combat simulation experience available. Unprecedented freedom of movement, action and tactics - together with hundreds of models and epic sandbox-style maps - creates the most authentic military simulation game: war without the training wheels.

Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead is available now! Check out the project´s homepage www.arma2.com and learn more about Arma 2: Combined Operations; an unique collection of original Arma 2 and massive standalone expansion pack Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead.

Arma 2: British Armed Forces will be deployed exclusively for PC on 26th August 2010. It will be 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 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 theater 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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About IDEA Games

IDEA Games is an Independent Developers Association, founded by three 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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