Meridian 4 bringing Arma II: Operation Arrowhead to North America
4/27/2010 9:39:00 AM
The folks at Meridian4 have announced that they are bringing Arma II: Operation Arrowhead
to North America. That may not seem like a big deal at first but check out this footage from the game.
Looks pretty impressive doesn't it? I'm not sure if this is the game that's going to push Battlefield:Bad Company 2
off my computer any time soon but it certainly looks like it's going to give it (and Modern Warfare 2
) a run for it's money.
MERIDIAN4 ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO
‘ARMA II: OPERATION ARROWHEAD’ FOR PC
New Stand-Alone Release Hits Shelves June 29
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – April 26, 2010 – Meridian4 today announced it has secured the North American retail publishing rights to Bohemia Interactive’s new stand-alone, expansion pack, ArmA II: Operation Arrowhead™. Additionally, Meridian4 is also planning on introducing ARMA II Combined Operations, a special edition bundle that consists of the original award winning ArmA II™ game and Operation Arrowhead. Both offerings are schedule to hit retailers across North America on June 29.
“We are excited to partner with Bohemia Interactive to bring these two outstanding offerings to gamers,” said Steve Milburn, Marketing Director, of Meridian4. “With new playable content and new simulation features, ArmA II : Operation Arrowhead is a robust PC game that does not require the original ArmA II, yet is fully backwards compatible, so owners of the first game can enjoy the new features and a whole new experience.”
The action resumes in ArmA II: Operation Arrowhead three years after the conflict in Chernarus, portrayed in the original Arma II. 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 II: 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 II will now be able to utilize Operation Arrowhead’s new weaponry, vehicles and factions in the multiplayer mode of Arma II, breathing new life into the battle.
For more information on ArmA II: 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