ArmA 3 announced for summer 2012 release

A modern military shooter game series that has a cult following on the PC has just announced its latest installment. Developer Bohemia Interactive has just announced plans to release ArmA 3 in the summer of 2012. The game will be shown in public for the first time at E3 2011 in Los Angeles June 7-9.

This newest installment takes place on an island in the Mediterranean where a special forces group of NATO members travels to obtain a major secret from the enemy. However something goes wrong and the task force is destroyed leaving just one soldier, Captain Scott Miller, all alone on the island and surrounded by enemy forces. ArmA 3's single player campaign will allow the player to evolve the player character from a lone wolf into a full fledged military commander in an open ended storyline.

As with the previous two ArmA games, players will be able to control a boatload of different land, air and sea vehicles in ArmA 3. It will also add support for PhysX-based game physics along with a revamped animation system. There will also be multiplayer support in co-op and competitive modes in the game. There will also be a mission editor and mod tools released for folks who want to make their own ArmA 3 misisons.

Even though the game is still a year or so away, Bohemia Interactive has already announced some preliminary PC system requirements for ArmA 3

OS - Windows 7 / Vista
CPU - Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon Phenom X4 or faster
GPU - Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon HD 5770, shader Model 3 and 896 MB VRAM, or faster
RAM - 2 GB
HDD - 15 GB free space
DVD - Dual Layer compatible
DirectX - 10

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The people behind ArmA need to straighten out their publishing arrangements first.

I have ArmA2 (and 1, for that matter), but can't get any of its expansion packs here in Canada (other than through Steam). None of my local stores know anything about them, including EB and GameStop. Amazon.ca doesn't carry them, and Amazon.com won't ship them to Canada.

_dandy_ said,
The people behind ArmA need to straighten out their publishing arrangements first.

I have ArmA2 (and 1, for that matter), but can't get any of its expansion packs here in Canada (other than through Steam). None of my local stores know anything about them, including EB and GameStop. Amazon.ca doesn't carry them, and Amazon.com won't ship them to Canada.

Cough "ebay"

The best news for me is the physics and new animation system, they're about the only areas where I find the current ArmA to be lacking. Great news though, looking forward to this one more than BF3 I think

Those are some heafty Minimum Requirements. Some newer games just require GeForce 9800 or something simliar (if not lower) which is several generations old.

+1 for the DX10 but I just hope the engine and game will be way more optimized than Arma 2's engine. As well as better SLI and multi-threading support.

I just bought a 5770 last summer from a 8800 GTO I had. Crap! Well, I guess it will be time to upgrade next year!

Benjy91 said,

Lol'd. Hard.


+1 I think he missed the DX10 part. Keep dreaming your Xbox is stuck with DX9 Subset.

also I don't think Bohemia Interactive is dumb enough to release there flag ship game to any console.

So by summer of 2012 you mean around the July-ish timeframe? Cause some people live in a different hemisphere when summer is around the January timeframe.... wish it was made clear.

VWW said,
So by summer of 2012 you mean around the July-ish timeframe? Cause some people live in a different hemisphere when summer is around the January timeframe.... wish it was made clear.

"plans to release ArmA 3 in the summer of 2012. The game will be shown in public for the first time at E3 2011 in Los Angeles June 7-9."

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