Bohemia to re-release Operation Flashpoint as Arma: Cold War Assault

Friday, 24 June 2011 09:52 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Bohemia Interactive’s announced it’ll re-release the original Operation Flashpoint under the Arma brand.

Subtitled Cold War Assault, the re-release comes after the original release from publisher Codemasters was “discontinued.” It’ll also come with the Resistance expansion.

“All existing users of Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis and the Game of the Year Edition are entitled to download and install Arma: Cold War Assault at no charge,” reads the news on Bohemia’s website.

The game will be released through “various online stores in the near future.”

“After all these years of continuous support and improvements we are delighted to be able to unite our lineup of military simulators for PC under the Arma brand,” said Bohemia CEO, Marek Spanel.

“This step will not only avoid potential confusion amongst users and the wider gaming public, but it will also preserve what is now a classic PC game for years to come as it could no longer be available under its original name.”

Codemasters has since released two further Operation Flashpoint titles – Dragon Rising and Red River – without the involvement of Bohemia, who have worked on Arma.