October 12 is the day you can pick up Medal of Honor

by: John -
We've had many looks at Medal of Honor but now we have a date on when you can pick up the game. October 12, 2010 will be the day the game's released to the public and it will be three years since the last Medal of Honor game was released.

Previously, the games were set in World War II and the last one released three years ago was on the Wii and PSP. Medal of Honor will be the first game in the series that's set in modern day as the game takes place in Afghanistan. You'll be stepping in the shoes of the Tier 1 Operator. The single player portion will be powered by the Unreal engine while the multiplayer part will use the Frostbite engine by D.I.C.E.

After all that's been happening with Infinity Ward and Activision, I'm rather excited to see what EA has in store for the series. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault was one of my favorite games before Call of Duty took the reins but I've been liking what I've seen. I'm hoping I get a good look at it at E3 next month.
EA Announces ‘Medal of Honor’ Returns to Battle on October 12, 2010

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) 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 “Leave A Message”. 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. Today’s provocative trailer is the latest in a series of trailers portraying the poignant experiences of today’s soldier. To view the trailer, visit medalofhonor.com.

“We are proud of this piece because it offers a glimpse into the game we’re creating, while also showing the mindset of these warriors.”

“Medal of Honor is an authentic look into today’s war. Inspired by real people and real events, the game puts players in the boots of today’s warrior -- from the infantry ground pounder to the Tier 1 Operator,” said Greg Goodrich, Executive Producer of Medal of Honor. “We are proud of this piece because it offers a glimpse into the game we’re creating, while also showing the mindset of these warriors.”

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 though 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.
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