AU Shippin' Out September 9-13: Arma III

Fans of large-scale worlds can immerse themselves in military shooter Arma III. Alternatively, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX can bring newcomers up to speed on the Kingdom Hearts series.


Military shooter Arma III hits Australian shelves this week. In a first for the series, the game will be released without its campaign mode.

Players will be able to access the island terrains of Altis (270 square kilometres) and Stratis (20 square kilometres), 12 single-player missions, three faction showcases, nine multiplayer scenarios, 10 firing drill challenges, over 20 vehicles and 30 weapons, and modding support.

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Three batches of single-player content will be released as free downloadable expansions post-release.

The first episode, Survive, will be made available approximately a month after release. The expansions, Adapt and Win, will follow on in what Bohemia Interactive described as "the months thereafter".

Arma III was previously scheduled to be released in 2012, but was delayed by an "eventful year", which saw Arma III developers Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar gaoled on suspicion of spying during a trip in Greece. The pair were freed on bail after 128 days of imprisonment.

For those unfamiliar with the Kingdom Hearts series, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX brings newcomers up to speed. The game contains Kingdom Hearts Final Mix remastered in high-definition, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, and enhanced high-definition cutscenes from DS game Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX also includes full Trophy support, as well as additional content in the form of new enemies, weapons, abilities, and cutscenes. The game will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 3 on September 12.

Saints Row IV was refused classification twice in Australia, until a modified version of the game was submitted and eventually granted an MA15+ rating. The game will be released for 360 and PC this week.

For more details on games out this week, check out the list below.

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September 10, 2013
Around the World with Hello Kitty & Friends (3DS)

September 11, 2013
Puppeteer (PS3)

September 12, 2013
AFL Live 2 (360, PS3)
Arma III (PC)
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (3DS)
Farming Simulator 2013 (360, PS3)
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (PS3)
NHL 14 (360, PS3)
Rayman Legends (Vita)
Saints Row IV (360, PC)
The Elder Scrolls Anthology (PC)
The Sims 3: Movie Stuff (PC)
Turbo: Super Stunt Squad (360, PS3, 3DS, DS, Wii, Wii U)

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