This year’s Medal of Honor marks a change in direction for EA’s often successful, yet sometimes underwhelming franchise, in that it now sets its reticule on modern combat. The latest in the series, having previously been set within WWII, will now take place within Afghanistan, looking to place its players in the harsh environment for added realism. Whether the game will be able to live up to the unprecedented heights of ambition and scale that the crowded genre always aims for, we’ll have to wait until October to find out. Split into two distinct developing packages, the main single-player experience will be developed by EA Los Angeles, whilst DICE (Battlefield: Bad Company 2) employ their skills working solely on the multiplayer portion of the reboot.
EA have just announced that Medal of Honor: Frontline, the PS2 title that launched the series back in 2002, is now set to feature in the special edition release of the new game, completely restored with improved high-def graphics for that added visual flair. Greg Goodrich, executive producer of the franchise, enthuses “MOH has had a long, dynamic history on Playstation platforms. We are excited to continue that transition with this special edition that pays homage to the legacy of the franchise on this platform”.
The special edition is exclusive to the PS3 version of the game, set to be released in Europe on 15th October 2010.