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First campaign episode for Arma 3 deploys on Oct. 31

Posted by: Travis at 10/10/2013 1:00 PM
Bohemia Interactive has announced that the first campaign episode for Arma 3 will launch on October 31 as free downloadable content for current owners. The campaign episode titled Survive will have players assuming the role of a soldier who has been stationed in the Republic of Altis and Stratis. Arma 3 Creative Director Jay Crowe provided details regarding the campaign episode:

Our first campaign episode, ‘Survive’, introduces players to Ben Kerry, a regular soldier who’s part of a NATO peacekeeping mission in the Mediterranean. Following a couple of years of uneasy cease-fire, this US-led deployment is now in the process of a staged drawdown. The vacuum left by withdrawing forces is being rapidly filled by the opposing CSAT faction, creating the conditions for, one might say, a flashpoint.

He went on further to describe the additional features included in the downloadable content:

Of course, it's not just about our own story, but another opportunity to provide yet more building blocks for the platform - new weapons, animations, 3D objects, scripted modules - each designed to grant content creators even greater freedom to create and share their own content. Looking forward to the forthcoming episodes, we’ll continue to expand Arma 3’s sandbox with additions such as new vehicles.

The complete Arma 3 campaign consists of three downloadable content episodes. The first campaign episode, Survive, for Arma 3 will be available on October 31.