Electronic Arts confirmed towards the end of last month that Medal of Honor: Warfighter would be released, as a sequel to Medal of Honor. As promised, the publisher has used the game's official reveal at this year's Game Developer Conference to bombard us with a barrage of details regarding various aspects of the upcoming title.
Firstly, everyone always wants to know when a new game will be released. In that respect, EA has obliged by confirming that Medal of Honor: Warfighter will hit retail outlets worldwide on October 23rd, 2012.
Now that we know when to expect the battle to begin, it's time to confirm or quash the many rumours surrounding the game's storyline, play modes and other details. As many reports have suggested, the game will focus on the tale of a U.S. Tier 1 Operator, known as "Preacher", who not only has to deal with turmoil of modern conflicts, he must attempt to rebuild his family life at home, which has been decimated by their time apart. The storyline will draw directly from the front-line experiences of real-life soldiers and current global terror threats, as the following press release extract concurs:
From rescuing hostages in Abu Sayyaf’s Basilan, Phillipines stronghold to assaulting Al-Shabaab’s “Pirate Town” on the Somali Coast, gamers step into the boots of Tier 1 Operators as they hunt down the global threat of PETN. Medal of Honor: Warfighter is the only game that gives players a view into these real world events and lets them experience the action as it might have unfolded...The influence of Tier 1 Operators doesn't stop there, as the online features will include the option to play as the best fighters your nation has to offer, with virtual recreations of the British SAS and German KSK (among others) represented as available characters. A trio of screenshots has been released to showcase the online play.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter goes beyond the battlefield and reveals the heartbreaking side of war, told through the eyes of military families. With a story written by Operators from this community, Medal of Honor: Warfighter unveils intimate insights into the sacrifices of the warriors on the ground – and their families
Medal of Honor: Warfighter will also benefit from being powered by DICE's Frostbite 2 game engine to "deliver this year's most authentic war experience". However, that's the limit of any involvement from DICE, as Danger Close Games has chosen to deal with the multiplayer aspects of the new title themselves.
Electronic Arts has accompanied all those details with an announcement trailer, showing the very best soldiers in the thick of the action:
As you can see from the announcement trailer, the Limited Edition of Medal of Honor: Warfighter can be pre-ordered at no extra cost. Head over to the blog section on the game's official site for full details.
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