Marking today’s release of the Arma 3 Alpha, Bohemia Interactive has deployed a brand new ‘2013 Sneak Preview’ trailer for its upcoming military tactical shooter game, Arma 3™. The video explores the playable and sandbox content in the Alpha and scans the horizon for what is to come later this year.
The Arma 3 Alpha, which was officially announced one week ago, provides players with the opportunity to try out and provide feedback on the game’s military sandbox gameplay. The content in the Arma 3 Alpha is limited, and includes four showcase missions (Infantry, Vehicles, SCUBA and Helicopter), a subset of weapons and vehicles, two multiplayer scenarios, the scenario editor and modding support. Whereas the final game will also feature the 270 km² Mediterrean island of Altis, the Alpha is positioned on Stratis – which hosts 20 km² of rugged terrain, expansive forests and a man-made airbase.
For more information, be sure to take a look at the Alpha Briefing on the Arma 3 website. Here, you can also find an overview of the various Arma 3 bundle editions that give people access to the Arma 3 Alpha. Each of these editions include beta-access and a Steam version of the final game later on.
Last but not least, Bohemia Interactive also plans to release a free, limited version of the Arma 3 Alpha on March 14th, 2013. This version, named Arma 3 Alpha Lite, does not include multiplayer or modding – and requires an invite from people who have purchased the regular Arma 3 Alpha.
Arma 3 FACT SHEET
Experience true combat gameplay in a massive military sandbox. Authentic, diverse, open – Arma 3™ sends you to war.
Starting with the successful Arma: Cold War Assault (originally titled Operation Flashpoint*: Cold War Crisis) in 2001, Arma 3 is the latest installment in Bohemia Interactive’s award-winning tactical military shooter series for PC. Set in a massive Mediterranean sandbox of over 290 km², featuring 40+ weapons and 20+ vehicles, Arma 3 provides an authentic, diverse and open combat experience – supported by a wide variety of singleplayer and multiplayer gameplay. Together with the brand new Real Virtuality™4 engine, limitless opportunities for content creation and a passionate community, the PC’s premier military simulation game series is back. Arma 3 – This Is War.
- ALTIS & STRATIS – Defeat your enemy on richly detailed battlefields – stretching over 290 km² of Mediterranean island terrain.
- WEAPONS & VEHICLES – Master a wide range of 20+ vehicles, aircraft and ships; choose your gear, pick from 40+ weapons, customize your loadout.
- SOLO & MULTIPLAYER GAMEPLAY – Be deployed in the open gameplay-driven campaign – or team up against your enemy in massive competitive and co-operative battles.
- CONTENT CREATION – Design your own scenario with the powerful editor; create mods for others to play; join our creative community.
- REAL VIRTUALITY 4.0 ENGINE – Navigate the battlefield with fluid new animations; feel the devastating power of combat with the upgraded sound engine, new ragdoll simulation and PhysX™-supported vehicles.
Operation Flashpoint*, Bohemia Interactive’s debut game published by Codemasters in 2001, became the No. 1 best-selling PC game around the world and has won many international awards, including “Game of The Year” and “Best Action Game.” It was later renamed to Arma: Cold War Assault.
Bohemia Interactive’s second major release, Arma: Armed Assault, followed in 2007, and in the same year, the Arma: Queen’s Gambit expansion pack was released.
Arma 2, another hit in the series of tactical military shooters, was released worldwide during summer 2009 and placed in the top positions of official PC charts around the world immediately thereafter. Arma 2 won “Most PC” Game in the 2009 PC Gamer Awards and is featured 14th in their “Best PC Game of all time”.
Following the release of Arma 2, the standalone expansion pack Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead was developed. This massive expansion was strongly received by both critics and fans alike; reviews considered it as surpassing the previous title and building on its strong mil-sim heritage. The ‘Armaverse’ was then expanded further by the hugely popular British Armed Forces (BAF), Private Military Company (PMC) and the Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) DLCs. To date, the Arma series has sold over 5 million units.
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