Meridian4 announced today that ARMA II: Operation Arrowhead
has gone gold and is on target to make its June 29 release date. This is the stand-alone expansion pack to the "Most PC Game of 2009" (according to PC Gamer) that's priced at $40. Operation Arrowhead
takes players into a desert area modeled after the Middle East to restore peace. It features massive environments with some of the most realistically modeled weapons, vehicles and equipment I've ever seen.
I recently had a chance to spend some quality hands-on time with Operation Arrowhead
. Keep locked into GamingNexus for my preview that should be posted later this week.
*Preview Spoiler Alert*
I really liked it!
‘ARMA 2: OPERATION ARROWHEAD’ GOES GOLD
The Battle Commences on June 29
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – June 7, 2010 – Meridian4 today announced that Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, the eagerly-anticipated massive standalone expansion pack for Arma 2, has gone gold, with the final master disc sent for manufacturing. Built upon over 10 years' experience, Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead thrusts gamers into the heart of the most realistic military combat simulation ever developed, featuring cutting edge technology, vast, detailed environments and authentically modeled units, weapons and vehicles. On June 29, current owners will be able to pick-up the standalone expansion pack, while new comers to the series will be able to purchase Arma 2: Combined Operations, a bundle that includes both the original Arma 2 and Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead.
“Bohemia has done an exceptional job of listening to their vast fan base and implementing a variety of new features that they’ve been yearning for,” said Steve Milburn, Marketing Director, of Meridian4. “We’re very excited to deliver this one of a kind experience to both current and new users when it releases at the end of the month worldwide.”
Bohemia’s CEO, Marek Spanel, comments: “We're very proud to have finally finished work on Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead. Despite being labeled as a standalone expansion pack, the amount of content we have produced for Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead constitutes a full game by any reasonable measurement, and we’re certain that once players get their hands on it on the 29th of June, they won’t be disappointed.”
The action resumes in 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 Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead’s all-new single-player and multiplayer campaigns, players will experience new large-scale maps, and new simulation features that include new radio chatter and languages, controllable Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, thermal imaging, decoy flares and smoke screen cover. Additionally, owners of the original Arma 2 will now be able to utilize Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead’s new weaponry, vehicles and factions in the multiplayer mode of Arma 2, breathing new life into the battle.
Both Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead and Arma 2: Combined Operations will be available on June 29 for $39.99 and $49.99 respectively. For more information on Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, please visit: http://www.arma2.com/arrowhead/arrowhead.html.
Meridian4 is a game publisher located in Montreal, Canada. They have built their company’s foundation on forming solid and lasting partnerships with developers. A true relationship characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility to achieve the best possible performance for their products.
Their management team is made up of interactive software professionals with over 30 years of combined experience. They have knowledgeable and qualified people in all areas of publishing including sales, distribution, manufacturing, production, marketing and promotion.
Meridian4 has been publishing for over 5 years and has flourished by adapting to the ever-changing landscape of the games industry. They plan to grow by continuing their strategy of forming strong relationships with independent developers and bringing some of the best interactive software to North American and worldwide markets.
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 environment.
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 publishing partners.
The research and development team of Bohemia Interactive has more than 50 experienced developers at studios in the Czech Republic and Australia. Bohemia Interactive won the “Best PC Game Developer” award for 2001 at London ECTS exhibition, and “Rookie Studio of the Year “ award at GDC in 2002. www.bistudio.com