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Shapur Crisis Escalates!

Prague, Czech Republic 23rd August - Bohemia Interactive, the award winning Czech independent development studio, is pleased to announce a new update on the www.arma2.com

Karzeghistan - particularly the Sharig Plateau and Shapur e-Dalanper provinces - is not high upon the international agenda; yet the lives of thoudsands of Karzegh nationals have been affected and their stories remain unheard. In our interview, we discuss the untold misery that has blighted the lives of those living around the volatile Takistani borderlands.

About a week ago, international observers warned that the Shapur e-Dalanper area was set to endure intense fire-fights. Their predictions turned out to be accurate. This week, countless civilian refugees have fled from the area, as elite Takistani troops swarmed deep into Karzegh territory and occupied Shapur.

AAN, in association with 'Green Sea Today' magazine, went into a refugee camp in Southern Ardistan to interview the displaced populace. One of them was Jamal, and today we bring you his story.

To read the interview with Jamal please visit www.arma2.com

Next in the line-up of military simulators, Arma 2: British Armed Forces is scheduled for release on 26th August. BAF delivers an opportunity to explore the beautiful country of Takistan in even more depth. Unprecedented freedom of movement, action and tactics - together with hundreds of unique models and epic sandbox-style maps - creates the most authentic military simulation game: war without the training wheels.

Less than two months after Operation Arrowhead successfully routed the Takistani military regime, NATO coalition forces face a large-scale outbreak of guerilla insurgency. A mechanized force of British troops are about to deploy and embark upon a large-scale counter-insurgency campaign, which will define the future of the coalition presence in Takistan: Operation "Crimson Lance".

Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead is available now! Check out the project?s homepage www.arma2.com and learn more about Arma 2: Combined Operations - a unique collection of the original Arma 2 and the massive standalone expansion pack, Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead.

Arma 2: British Armed Forces will be deployed exclusively for the PC on 26th August 2010. It will be available for GBP 7.99/EUR 8.99/USD 9.99

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About Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead

Three years after the conflict in Chernarus, portrayed in the original Arma 2, a new flashpoint in the Green Sea region heats up and coalition forces led by the US Army are sent to Takistan to quickly restore peace and prevent further civilian casualties in this standalone expansion pack to the best military simulator of 2009– Arma 2.

Building upon the success of Bohemia Interactive's critically acclaimed Arma 2 (Most PC Game of 2009), Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead offers a brand new gameplay experience with a range of new content, features, and engine development.

Expanding the scope of the 'Armaversum', this flashpoint shifts the focus to a new theatre of war. The Central Asian setting boasts fully destructible and interactive environments, which offer the signature gameplay you've come to expect from the creators of genre defining Operation Flashpoint*.

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About Arma 2

Arma 2 is set year 2009, in a fictional state of Chernarus, a post-Soviet country where civil war raged for over 2 painful years. As a leader of USMC Force Recon team, you are sent with your squad to prevent further civilian casualties and ensure ongoing stability in Chernarus.

Arma 2 is based on the latest generation technology, offering a large-scale game world, authentic and extremely detailed modern units, weapons, vehicles and environments, challenging single player and a vast array of multiplayer options.

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About Bohemia Interactive

Established in 1999 in Prague, Czech Republic, Bohemia Interactive is an independent game development studio that focuses on developing original state of the art computer entertainment and simulation software, including the research of proprietary advanced real-time 3D graphics, artificial intelligence and physical simulation technologies for real-time interactive environments.

Operation Flashpoint*, Bohemia Interactive's debut game published by Codemasters in 2001, became the No. 1 bestselling PC game around the world and has won many international awards, including“Game of The Year” and“Best Action Game.” Over 2 million copies of Operation Flashpoint have been sold since its release.

Bohemia Interactive’s second major release, ArmA: Armed Assault, followed in 2007 and sold over 400,000 copies on PC through various local publishing partners.

Arma 2, the latest hit in the series of realistic military simulators, released worldwide during summer 2009 was placed in the top positions of official PC charts around the world immediately following its release. Arma 2 won "Most PC" Game in the 2009 PC Gamer Awards.

Bohemia Interactive won the Best PC Game Developer award for 2001 at London’s ECTS exhibition and Rookie Studio of the Year award at GDC 2002.

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About IDEA Games

IDEA Games is an Independent Developers Association, founded by three computer game development studios: ALTAR games, Black Element Software and Bohemia Interactive Studio and recently joined by Centauri Production. Along with their own development it supports other gifted teams to make their projects real.

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