Arma 3 sale blocked in Iran over county’s portrayal as an enemy of NATO

Thursday, 20th September 2012 10:38 GMT By Dave Cook

Arma 3 has been refused licensing in Iran over a scene in the game that portrays Iran as enemies of NATO.

Trend reports – by way of GI.Biz – that both Iran’s National Foundation of Computer Games and the government’s Revolutionary Guard Corps have objected to the game’s sale over scenes that show NATO battling against a n Eastern army led by Iran.

The report states that sale and imports of the game will be banned for wrongly depicting Iran as enemies of NATO.

In other Arma 3 news, developer Bohemia Interactive released a statement regarding the arrest of two if its employees on the Greek island of Lemnos. Both developers face up to 20 years imprisonment if found guilty of espionage charges.



  1. random boy

    this actually isn’t going to affect anything at all. since Iran isn’t supported by any gaming-related company at all, almost all of the games are pirated (pirated games are even sold in shops and it isn’t illegal) so the companie’s sales wont drop. and the gamers will play this game anyway. if something becomes illegal there would be more interest on it so more people would play this.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. NocturnalB

    Hey Iran this may come as a shocker.. you ARE enemies of NATO! Or did you just not get the memo that Nazism is out of style?

    #2 2 years ago

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