Medal Of Honor Starts Its War On Terror In October
We believe it'd be a terrible idea to discount or dismiss Medal of Honor. It's a rejuvenation effort for the ailing franchise, and EA is really putting their backs into the process.
And we'll all find out if the effort was worth it, as EA has revealed that the highly anticipated shooter will release on October 12 in North America for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC (it'll launch three days later in Europe). Goodbye old wars, hello new ones, complete with modern-day terrorist threats; the game takes place in Afghanistan, after the tragic events of 9/11. You will step into the capable boots of a member of an elite group of the US Special Operations Command known as Tier 1 Operators. To enhance the level of realism and authenticity, EALA has been working closely with actual Tier 1 Operators, whose harrowing experiences in the field served as inspiration for the story in the game. These guys had to blend in with civilians, so they grew beards and wore local clothing; this is what happened when US Special Forces invaded Afghanistan in 2001. As for the multiplayer aspect, EA has tapped DICE, the Swedish developer who is responsible for the Battlefield franchise and Mirror's Edge. If you've played any multiplayer in the Bad Company games, you know these guys are multiplayer pros.
There's a trailer through the link above and there's another one on the PlayStation Store that has been there for some time. EA could really hit a home run with this one, and we'd be surprised if it didn't garner its fair share of controversy. The new Call of Duty may be in Vietnam, which could be a sensitive issue, but the very recent and still ongoing war on terror...? It's bound to raise a few eyebrows.
Related Game(s): Medal of Honor
5/5/2010 10:36:13 AM Ben Dutka