Atari is in the ArmA now

Dragon Ball Z house picks up North American publishing rights to Bohemian Interactive's European FPS release; newly titled game hits US in May.

While Europeans are just getting into the military action of Prague-based Bohemian Interactive's latest PC game, ArmA: Armed Assault, US gamers will have to wait--but at least they'll get a shot at the game.

Atari today announced that it will be publishing the previously European-exclusive game for North America this May. The localized product from the Operation Flashpoint developer will be sold in North America under the name ArmA: Combat Operations.

The game is a first-person shooter in the vein of Bohemia Interactive's past shooters like Operation Flashpoint, with an emphasis on realism. Combat Operations features both a single-player mode and a multiplayer mode, which supports up to 50 players in one session. There are more than 30 vehicles to take a spin in, and a built-in editor lets gamers create their own theater of war.

ArmA: Combat Operations has not yet been rated by the ESRB or priced. For more information, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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30 comments
Timothy10
Timothy10

I have played the demo into the dirt. Im gonna buy the first copy I see when it comes out in may. If you are in the military, you need to give this game a shot! The graphics arnt amazing, but the gameplay is. Before you attack anything, you had better have all your men in place or you'll get slaughtered. Great game!

theKSMM
theKSMM

Why are we Americans always the last to get stuff?

TheSlanger
TheSlanger

I'm looking forward to this. Operation Flashpoint was a great game, but it had some flaws. Hopefully this one will be all good.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

lets see some vids for this. i hope they innovate because i doubt they can pull of next gen graphics yet

thomasonfa
thomasonfa

I can't wait, but the name is kind of silly ArmA 'Army' cleaver

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

Operation Flashpoint was awesome. This one will be even better!! (Hopefully)

Frags-o-Plenty
Frags-o-Plenty

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ShotGunBunny
ShotGunBunny

This game rocks, but I'm European so I've already got it, gnagnagna!

Jac5232
Jac5232

Seeing as Atari's doing the publishing, we U.S. gamers won't have to worry about StarForce. (read somewhere on the NWN forums they (Atari) prefer/require SecuRom on all titles they publish, course I never had a problem with SecuRom)

datniccah187
datniccah187

Yea i'm not sure about this one. It seems a little suspect. I'm not really into PC games as a whole, it takes a lot to get me excited over one. And this one here not so much.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Military themed-FPS are spawning as fast as MMOs these days.

_Colossus_
_Colossus_

That took a while, GS. The BIS Union posted that weeks ago. I tried to PM this too. :| And why the heck is it called ArmA: Combat Operation on the GameSpot UK? ArmA: Armed Assault was and still is the first name it had, the name the developer named it. Leave it that way will you? Sign, hardcore fan :)

theshadowhunter
theshadowhunter

cant wait, will pick up, the mods make this game, i want FFUR for it

AvIdGaMeR444
AvIdGaMeR444

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patmacfad
patmacfad

The graphics are not anything special, but I wouldn't call them ugly either. Well, their decent if you are actually able to run the retail version of the game with max settings. The demo, from what I've seen, expierienced, and heard, is horribly optimised. It's mostly plantlife like trees and grass, as I understand it, that kills everyone's framerates.

Elk
Elk

Nice Quo refrence :)

vgm007
vgm007

Now THAT was a misleading title. I thought Atari was taken over or something :P

cobrax25
cobrax25

"I hope they do well on it. Atari hasn't been doing great lately." this game has been finished for a while, the European versions came out months ago.

CaptHawkeye
CaptHawkeye

rokkuman, I'd like you to find me a game that has anywhere near the level of content OFP and ArmA have with really great graphics. Sorry, but you have to chose between massive gameworld, or great graphics. And the choice people make with OFP is always the first. If you want the second, go play Oblivion. (Which, in comparison to all of the OFP titles, has a very small gameworld.)

jeebs213
jeebs213

jeez it's about time a US publisher picked up this game. too late for me though, i'm gonna get the European version.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

I hope they do well on it. Atari hasn't been doing great lately.

Battlehead90
Battlehead90

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

Yeah I know, but with today PCs they could definitely make it look better than that, that's just ugly.

cobrax25
cobrax25

the graphics are kinda bad because the map is now something like 250 Square miles large, and the view distances are like 5 miles.

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

I liked Operation Flashpoint, and I will probably end up buying this too, because I like realistic FPS games. But I do think they should have worked on the graphics a little more, they look just plain ugly on this game..

cobrax25
cobrax25

this game is really the only game of its kind.

Homes225
Homes225

Check out my Review for the EU Version later this week!

insanesuicide
insanesuicide

Wicked game and when its out in US there well be even more people!

cobrax25
cobrax25

god I love ArmA. awsome game.