Arma is one of the hardest core military franchises out there, so let's take a closer look at the upcoming Arma III, which is out tomorrow:
- The Arma games take place on massive open world islands, with Arma III's setting being the islands of Altis and Stratis, just near Greece in the Mediterranean sea.
- The islands are approximately 270 square kilometres in size, making it easily the largest map of any Arma game.
- The game takes place in the mid-2030s, and sees NATO forces in conflict with Iranian aggressors from the East.
- While the game is goal-driven in the single-player campaign, the hook for the series has always come from the free-form combat, both co-operative and competitive.
- Each of the 50 villages dotted throughout the islands on the map are fully destructible.
- Players will be able to occupy a multitude of realistic vehicles as well as fight on foot.
- The game runs on developer Bohemia Interactive's Real Virtuality 4 engine.
- Some developers were detained during the making of the game for filming a military base in Greece while conducting research.
- Iran has banned the game already.
- It will be available on PC tomorrow for AUD$69.95 or NZD$89.95.