When Comrade Stanton gazed into the beautiful behind of Arma 3, he thought it was a sideways roll for the series. Part of the problem was that the game’s campaign wasn’t included, and instead was coming via three “free” DLC packs in the months after release.
Now the first part of the campaign is out, and there’s a launch trailer below.
No one punches a dog, but it’s not bad. Guns, men, a jeep. Here’s more detail from the press release:
“In Arma 3’s campaign, players take on the role of Ben Kerry, a soldier who is a part of the NATO peacekeeping operation in the Mediterranean. Five years after the bloody civil war in the Republic of Altis & Stratis came to an end, NATO has started to withdraw its forces from the region – unknowingly creating the conditions for a Mediterranean flashpoint.
It’s funny because “Mediterranean flashpoint” is also a name for Rich McCormick’s bumhole.
It’s been a long time since Bohemia have built a worthwhile campaign for one of their own games, making Arma more useful as a toolset for player-created adventures and mods. Even if this campaign doesn’t up the quality level, it should provide more toys for people to remix and release over the Steam Workshop. If you own Arma 3, your Steam build should update with the new missions automatically.