ARMA III developer Bohemia Interactive is showcasing some of its work in the latest Stratis Trailer. Stratis is an additional island found in the game’s rather massive sandbox map, and stretches over 19 square kilometers, or nearly 12 square miles.
The trailer shows some amazing graphics, and it looks like ARMA III is going to be a contender for 2012. The game is set in the Aegean during 2035, where tensions are running high between the remaining NATO allies, and Iranian forces. A key radar facility has dropped off the grid, and the entire region risks turning the flashpoint into a global war. A botched withdrawal has trapped soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 7th Infantry Division, and a force of UKSF Operators in the area, with no back up, facing a deadly enemy.
ARMA III will feature a massive map, as we can already see from this one trailer, realistic equipment that approaches the level of simulation, as well as single player and multiplayer gameplay. Players will also be able to design their own missions using the game’s built in campaign editor, as well as a mention that it will have a strong focus on backward compatibility, meaning older assets may be able to be imported into ARMA III.
The game will be featured both at E3 and Gamescom Cologne this year. Following E3 in June, a playable build will be released as part of a community alpha, to give players a chance to experience the game, and offer the development team their feedback.
The latest intel, updates and features for ARMA III can be found on the game’s web page, as well as a treasure trove full of wallpapers, screenshots, like those seen here, and some videos.
For those who are concerned whether their PC can handle ARMA III, the specs can be found on Bohemia Interactive’s page, and are listed below.
- Operating system:Windows 7 / Vista
- Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon Phenom X4 or faster
- Memory: 2 GB
- Video card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon HD 5770 with Shader Model 3 and 896 MB VRAM, or faster
- DVD: Dual Layer compatible
- Hard disk: 15 GB free space
- Other: DirectX® 10