Bohemia Interactive today announced that the first campaign episode for its critically acclaimed, highly authentic military sim Arma 3 will be available October 31. The episode will be titled ‘Survival;’ it shall be made available as free DLC, and will see players taking the role of one soldier in the Republic of Altis and Stratis, which are collectively nearly 300 square kilometers in game.
“Our first campaign episode, ‘Survive’, introduces players to Ben Kerry, a regular soldier who’s part of a NATO peacekeeping mission in the Mediterranean. Following a couple of years of uneasy cease-fire, this US-led deployment is now in the process of a staged drawdown. The vacuum left by withdrawing forces is being rapidly filled by the opposing CSAT faction, creating the conditions for, one might say, a flashpoint” , explains Jay Crowe, Creative Director on Arma 3.
“Of course, it’s not just about our own story, but another opportunity to provide yet more building blocks for the platform – new weapons, animations, 3D objects, scripted modules – each designed to grant content creators even greater freedom to create and share their own content. Looking forward to the forthcoming episodes, we’ll continue to expand Arma 3’s sandbox with additions such as new vehicles,” he concluded.
Arma 3 is now available for purchase on Steam and in stores.