Within the first five days of its release, Medal of Honor
sold 1.5 million copies. Although John wouldn’t necessarily back up
every one of these purchases, the reinvention of the FPS series still certainly has a claim to fame.
Along with this news comes news of a free downloadable multiiplayer pack releasing on November 2nd. Clean Sweep, as it is called, is an elimination mode reliant on team skills. The new mode will be available on a redesigned Diwagal Camp and Kabul City Ruins, as well as the two new Bagram Hangar and Khyber Caves maps.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – October 19, 2010 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), announced today that Medal of Honor™ has claimed the #1 chart position in the UK according to official GfK-ChartTrack data. In just five days since launching in the U.S. and with just two days of sales in Europe and Asia, the game has already sold through more than 1.5M units. EA also announced that the first-person shooter will expand with the release of an all-new explosive multiplayer mode on November 2, 2010. The free* multiplayer mode titled Clean Sweep is an elimination mode where players must rely on their own skill and teammates’ expertise to prevail as the winning team. This exhilarating mode is playable across two all-new maps (Bagram Hangar and Khyber Caves) as well as redesigned versions of the popular Diwagal Camp and Kabul City Ruins maps. Clean Sweep will be available on November 2 via Xbox LIVE™ Marketplace and PlayStation®Network to owners of Medal of Honor with Online Pass.
Frank Gibeau, President at EA stated, “Medal of Honor is one of EA’s most storied franchises and we’re thrilled to see that fans worldwide have embraced it. In this ultra competitive category, Medal of Honor stands out from the pack. By portraying the Tier 1 Operator as so elite, so tough, Medal of Honor offers a view into a world that has the power to resonate with FPS gamers everywhere.”
Developed by DICE, Medal of Honor multiplayer delivers world-class First Person Shooter action and dedicated server support with all of the same authentic settings, weapons and realistic action depicted in the single-player game. For the first time in its 11-year history, Medal of Honor leaves the WWII theatre and enters the modern setting of war-torn Afghanistan. The game is told through the lens of a small band of fictional characters. Medal of Honor introduces players to the Tier 1 Operator, an elite warrior and relatively unknown instrument of the U.S. Military that operates under the National Command Authority to take on missions no one else can handle.
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