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New Arma II: Operation Arrowhead trailer

New Arma II: Operation Arrowhead trailer

Take on the Takistani army in Operation Arrowhead.

Bohemia Interactive has just released a new trailer for its forthcoming standalone expansion for Arma II; Operation Arrowhead.

Arma II was the critically acclimed milsim (military simulator) released last summer, pitting the might of the US Marines against a communist-inspired uprising in the fictional ex-Soviet republic of Chernarus.

Operation Arrowhead moves the action to the equally fictious country of Takistan, with the player taking the role of four different soldiers in the US Army; airborne infantry, helicopter pilot, tank commander and special forces operator.

Apart from the change of scenery, Operation Arrowhead sports an upgraded graphics engine and dozens of new units, from infantry small arms to the Apache helicopter gunship.

Other new features include a new infra-red imaging engine for night combat and UAVs.

Operation Arrowhead is scheduled for release on June 29, in the meantime, feast your senses on this brand new trailer which features a mixture of US Army and Takistani army units, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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StoneyMahoney 10th June 2010, 18:04 Quote
Wow! It's like Battlefield 2 with innocent civilians :D Wish I had a rig capable of running it on those settings... I'd charge people to look at it...
pimonserry 10th June 2010, 18:37 Quote
'Takistani army'.

I wonder what they're implying!
Ending Credits 10th June 2010, 19:12 Quote
I really need to get back into ARMA II, I haven't played since my clan split up. :(
Hovis 10th June 2010, 19:22 Quote
Can't wait for this. The word is pretty much all third party content from Arma 2 will just port right over with minimal work, so pretty soon all the old mods will be running alongside the new stuff. It's cool to see a more Afghan setting as well, I mean for a military simulator it always struck me as odd that Arma 2 wasn't set in a comparable environment to the one where most of the Western world's armies were fighting. It also seemed a bit anachronistic to pick the Russians as the enemy force. Here's hoping that chasing nutters round mountains with heavily armed drones is as fun as it looks :D
mi1ez 10th June 2010, 21:00 Quote
epic trailer!
Chocobollz 10th June 2010, 21:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by pimonserry
'Takistani army'.

I wonder what they're implying!

Well, that's easy to guess. Just change the "T" in "Takistani" with "P"! And there you go :-)
jaseuk 10th June 2010, 21:36 Quote
Yep really looking forward to this coming out. Just pre-ordered from Play.com for £16.99 which I thought was a bargain :D
sharpethunder 11th June 2010, 01:04 Quote
ArmA 2 is the king milsim far more fun to play than the compertion looking forward to this game p.s i looking forward to push my rig to the limit.

965 7i
128gb crusuil m225 ssd
12gb ram
2x 5870
2tb hdd
os win7
Redbeaver 11th June 2010, 05:03 Quote
that lookd awesome. been holding on from grabbing a copy of ARMA2 since im scared itll suck too much of my life.... :P

are there any multiplayer btw?
robots 11th June 2010, 07:00 Quote
Looks brilliant. I just fear running it on my PC.
Lizard 11th June 2010, 10:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by Redbeaver
are there any multiplayer btw?

Yes, just like Arma II, it does support multiplayer.

I'm installing the gold code now so I can play it today for the upcoming bit-tech review :)
Bloody_Pete 12th June 2010, 17:33 Quote
I could never get into this, it was always just too fiddly :( Which is a shame as I know I'd have loved it
Krikkit 12th June 2010, 17:48 Quote
Looks pretty sweet, been meaning to grab a copy of ArmA2 for ages now, keep forgetting about it!
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 12th June 2010, 21:41 Quote
Why doesn't Arma II get mentioned along other graphical Titans such as Crysis? The graphics are awesome and the vehicle and weapon details are excellent. Plus the game isn't boring and it has a better multi player.
Lizard 12th June 2010, 23:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krayzie_B.o.n.e.
Why doesn't Arma II get mentioned along other graphical Titans such as Crysis?

We have tried benchmarking with Arma II, but it's just not stable enough for us to use as a regular benchmark unfortunately. It's a shame, as it's a great game and far more resource hungry than Crysis, so is a great way to make hardware breakdown and cry.
LightningPete 13th June 2010, 23:55 Quote
WAIT!
before you all going denouncing the what looks to be epic standalone expansion for ARMA2... do a bit of research.

I have discovered that the minimum and recommended specifications to run this game are lower than that of the original arma2. Also the graphics engine has been updated: rather than improved very much, its given a 'bolster' to help make it more streamlined as it were.

Anyone also noticed that a lot of the extras are pretty much what A.C.E. did with arma2? :P

Finally the CPU/GPU ratio has been modified for the newer standalone expansion, where the latter is given more to do and the former less to do.... This was obvious in ARMA2, where the CPU was a major factor... even an i7 920 overclocked struggled sometimes!
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