Bohemia Interactive announces a January 21st release date for the second
campaign episode for Arma III
, their military shooter sequel, noting this
will be preceded by the release of some of the episode's new goodies one week
from today in an automatic Steam
update. They say:
today announced the release date of the second campaign episode for Arma 3.
Picking up from where the first episode left off, the campaign is set to
continue with the release of the ‘Adapt’ episode on Tuesday January 21st, 2014.
The official campaign for Arma 3, named ‘The East Wind’, unfolds over three
episodes: 'Survive', 'Adapt', 'Win'. In the first episode, players were
introduced to Ben Kerry, a regular soldier who’s part of a NATO-peacekeeping
mission in the Mediterranean. After a botched withdrawal trapped Kerry’s unit on
the island of Stratis, in the midst of a flashpoint, they attempt an escape to
the neighboring island of Altis.
"While the first part of the campaign focused on the basics of infantry combat,
this second ‘Adapt’ episode plays with the other cool features of Arma 3’s
sandbox”, said Jaroslav Kasny, Playable Content Lead for Arma 3. "Players will
find more open and unorthodox scenarios, and with the help of guerrilla warfare,
set out to defeat a much stronger enemy."
Before the upcoming holidays, ahead of the second episode’s launch, Bohemia
Interactive will already be releasing the episode’s new sandbox content.
Included in this (free) package are 3 additional vehicles for the Altis Armed
Forces faction. The Wy-55 Hellcat helicopter has previously seen action with the
British Armed Forces, and now provides a maneuverable and armed aerial
reconnaissance platform for the AAF. The FV-720 Mora is a tracked Infantry
Fighting Vehicle best employed in combined arms warfare. Last but not certainly
least, we find the fully new MBT-52 tank, brought in to the round out the
faction's war fighting options.
The vehicles, plus other new content such as black versions of the MX rifle
family, infra-red grenades and the LRPS sniper scope, will be made available on
Wednesday December 11th via an automatic update on Steam.