EA officially announces Medal of Honor revival

EA has officially announced the revival of the series

Electronic Arts has officially revived its classic Medal of Honor franchise, the first-person shooter war game that ruled the genre before Call of Duty arrived on the scene. The game will move away from the WWII-era that the franchise was known for, instead focusing on modern warfare in Afghanistan that EA has promised to be "the most authentic modern war experience."

Titled simply Medal of Honor and having a fall 2010 release date, the game will focus on the relatively unknown Tier 1 Operator that serves directly under the National Command Authority. Developers have worked closely with Tier 1 Operators from the US Special Operations Community since the earliest stages of the game’s development.

"When we first set out to reinvent Medal of Honor, we wanted to stay true to its roots of authenticity and respect for the soldier but bring it into today’s war. The Tier 1 Operator is the most disciplined, deliberate and prepared warrior on the battlefield. He is a living, breathing, precision instrument of war." said Greg Goodrich, Executive Producer of the game. "We are honored to have the rare opportunity to work closely with these men to create a game that shares their experience."

Electronic Arts also talked about how important it was to tell the story of the modern soldier. Not just because rival Activision has made tons of money doing it with Infinity Ward on Call of Duty.

"EA has always been an advocate for telling the soldiers’ story. The new Medal of Honor follows that tradition. We felt it was important to tell the story of today’s war and today’s elite soldiers via today’s most relevant medium – videogames," said Sean Decker, VP and General Manager of EALA. "We are so proud to bring together two powerhouse development teams to make this game a reality; EA Los Angeles and EA DICE. Medal of Honor promises to be an unforgettable entry in the modern shooter genre."

The game will have its world-premiere first-look hosted by the Spike Video Game Awards on December 12 at 8pm EST.


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Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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