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ArmA dev announces turn-based strategy spin-off Arma Tactics

For NVIDIA's Project Shield handheld.

DayZ and ArmA 3 developer Bohemia Interactive has announced Arma Tactics, a turn-based close-combat strategy game for NVIDIA Tegra devices.

The game is set to launch in Q2 2013, the same time as NVIDIA's recently-announced Project Shield, an Android portable with a five-inch flip-top display.

Arma Tactics gives you control of a four-member Special Forces team in an "open-world storyline".

The mobile title even includes motion-captured animation, Bohemia has boasted.

"At the heart of the console, Tegra 4 SoC has 72 GPU cores and 4 CPU cores and its raw computing power easily surpasses many current notebooks," a Bohemia spokesperson said. "[It] provides hours of gameplay on batteries because of its energy efficiency: truly portable gaming experience comparable to current gen desktop consoles!

"This is, in our opinion, clear proof that mobile games are no longer simple puzzles, many of them challenge desktop console quality projects and can allocate budget for full body motion capturing."

NVIDIA's website has the first in-game screenshot of Arma Tactics, shown running on Project Shield.