EA today announced that the legendary first-person shooter Medal of Honor is ready for another tour of duty. The highly-anticipated modern shooter will launch on October 12, 2010 in North America (Oct. 15 in EU). The ship date will be announced at 6am PST/9am EST today via an emotionally charged trailer entitled Ã¢â‚¬Å“Leave A MessageÃ¢â‚¬Â. The trailer shows a U.S. Army Ranger platoon heading into combat aboard a helicopter. The chaos and uncertainty of the mission is belied by the reassuring voice of one of the Rangers as he reaches out to his family back home. TodayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s provocative trailer is the latest in a series of trailers portraying the poignant experiences of todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s soldier. To view the trailer, visit medalofhonor.com.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Medal of Honor is an authentic look into todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s war. Inspired by real people and real events, the game puts players in the boots of todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s warrior — from the infantry ground pounder to the Tier 1 Operator,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Greg Goodrich, Executive Producer of Medal of Honor. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are proud of this piece because it offers a glimpse into the game weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re creating, while also showing the mindset of these warriors.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Medal of Honor leaves the WWII theatre for the first time in its 11-year history and enters the modern day setting of war-torn Afghanistan seen through the lens of a small band of fictional characters. As well, players will be introduced to the Tier 1 Operator, an elite warrior and relatively unknown instrument of the U.S. Military that operates under the National Command Authority, taking on missions no one else can handle.
The Medal of Honor single-player campaign is being developed by Electronic Arts in Los Angeles who has been working closely with Tier 1 Operators from the U.S. Special Operations Community to create the most authentic modern war experience possible. To compliment the single-player experience, EALA has enlisted the multiplayer expertise of EA Digital Illusions CE AB. Together these studios are poised to reset the franchise for a new generation this fall.