Ships Ahoy - ArmA: Combat Operations

Atari announces that ArmA: Combat Operations is now in stores, allowing North American gamers to experience the military shooter that's already available in Europe under the title ArmA: Armed Assault. A demo for the game was released a couple of weeks ago (story), and here's the announcement:
NEW YORK, May 01, 2007 – Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR), one of the world’s most recognized brands and a third-party video game publisher, today announced that the realistic combat simulation, ArmA: Combat Operations™ has now shipped to stores nationwide. Developed by Bohemia Interactive, ArmA: Combat Operations is available for the Windows platform for the suggested retail price of $39.95. The game is currently available in Europe under the name ArmA: Armed Assault.

In ArmA: Combat Operations, players will be able to engage in the story-driven single-player campaign or take part in huge multiplayer battles with more than 50 players on one battlefield at once. Featuring a vast environment with more than 150 square miles to explore, ArmA: Combat Operations will allow players to pilot or drive more than 30 vehicles including APCs, tanks, self-propelled anti-aircraft guns, helicopters and fighter planes. The game features an extremely powerful built-in editor which allows players to create and share complex missions as well as import user-created units and maps.

"ARMA: Combat Operations is an engaging and realistic PC combat title,” said Jeremiah Cohn, Product Manager, Atari, Inc. "Atari is thrilled to publish and distribute, both online and in stores, Bohemia Interactive’s next game since Operation Flashpoint™.”

ArmA: Combat Operations will offer the ultimate realistic combat simulation experience in a modern day setting. With unique freedom of movement, actions and tactics, the game takes immersive strategic battles to a whole new level.

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