Yesterday, Bohemia Interactive revealed Arma 3 Contact, a brand-new spin-off expansion that blends the series’ realitistic military combat with science fiction as mankind makes first contact with extraterrestrial life. The expansion introduces a new region, weapons, and two new factions.
You can check out the announcement trailer for the expansion above. In Contact, players will take on the role of Specialist Aiden Rudwell, a NATO drone operator that is taking part in a training exercise in Livonia. Unfortunately, things go awry when a humongous alien ship enters the atmosphere. Rudwell then becomes part of a team tasked with investigating the alien vessel and discover who the beings inside it are, why they are here, and what they want.
It’s not a new idea, but it definitely looks like it will come with the usual flair that Arma 3 operations bring to the table. The Arma series has always delivered exceptional military combat in a simulation world, and Arma 3 Contact appears to do the same, just with a bit of a twist added in to make things interesting. The entire new region includes 163 km2 and will provide players with three new multiplayer scenarios as well.
Other features coming to the expansion include two new factions to fight against, as well as five new weapons, 2 new vehicles, a ton of new gear (including a tin foil hat), and a good bit of free bonus content. The new weapons included are the Promet Assault Rifle, RPK-12 Light Machine Gun, AKU-12 Carbine, Mk14 Classic Hunting Rifle, and the Kozlice Shotgun.
If you want to learn more about Arma 3 Contact, be sure to head over to the official website. Arma 3 Contact is currently slated to release on July 25 and is available to preorder right now for roughly $25.19 (10% off at the time of this writing).