Official Press Release
The U.S. Army announced today the launch of the third chapter of America's Army - The Graphic Novel, a free online comic publication based on the popular computer game, America's Army 3. Chapter 3: "Under a Watchful Eye" is now live on the America's Army website (www.americasarmy.com/graphicnovel/).
Come follow the lives of U.S. Army Soldiers, at home station and while deployed, in occupations including UAV Operator, Intelligence Analyst, Medic, Infantryman, and Apache Helicopter Pilot. In America's Army - The Graphic Novel, readers explore the continuing saga of America's Army through stories of leadership, bravery and teamwork that showcase Army operations, advanced training, diverse careers, and high tech equipment and weapons.
In Chapter 1: "Knowledge is Power" a U.S. Army Long Range Surveillance team is deployed as a conflict rises between two neighboring countries, Czervenia and the Republic of the Ostregals. During the mission, the LRS team comes under fire by Czervenian NME forces while gathering critical information on a suspicious package. In Chapter 2: "Rise to the Challenge" follow Combat Medic Roy Lacroix from high school graduate to U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier saving lives during the Czervenian invasion. In Chapter 3: "Under a Watchful Eye," U.S. forces use state-of-the-art unmanned aircraft to provide support to the war-torn region in order to gather information about the attacking Czervenian Army, and rescue a member of the VOC Resistance who claims to have essential information about the mysterious package, one that could have terrifying consequences to the region and even the world.
The online graphic novel features an original flash interface with advanced viewing controls to grab and flip pages or zoom-in on a specific comic panel. A "field manual" offers a glossary of terms and Army acronyms and many pages have embedded context links to learn more about Army life, jobs, or gear.
Chapters of the Graphic Novel will also be available as motion comics. Experience the America's Army Graphic Novel in a whole new way, as an animated comic, complete with sound track, animations, sound effects and voice actors. Currently Chapter 1 (Part 1 of 3) is available on the America's Army website and YouTube channel.
About America's Army
America's Army is the only action game that delivers an authentic and entertaining Army experience by reflecting the training, technology, skills, and career advancement of a United States Army Soldier. The game has become an online phenomenon, ranking among the most popular PC action games played online. America's Army games are rated T for Teen and can be downloaded free from Steam (www.americasarmy.com/steam) and from partners listed on the website (www.americasarmy.com). The Army launched America's Army in July of 2002 and the most recent version, AA3 launched in June
2009. In keeping with the dynamic nature of Soldiering, the America's Army game will continue to expand and allow players to explore the Army of today, tomorrow and the future. America's Army is produced by the Army Game Studio, part of the AMRDEC Software Engineering Directorate at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville Alabama. Managed by Program Director Frank Blackwell, the Army Game Studio houses the development and management staff for the America's Army online PC game as well as numerous Military and Government applications.