Medal of Honor, the tactical shooter series famously created by Steven Spielberg, returns this October with Medal of Honor: Warfighter, an ultra-realistic entry that continues the story of modern-day “Tier 1 Operators,” the world’s most elite soldiers.
EA Games and developer Danger Close are boasting that Warfighter features stories and scenarios written by real-world Tier 1 Operators, based on battles that happened in real life. The new level of realism these writers bring to the game can be felt in the debut trailer, above, which shows off some nail-biting, fast-paced action where the stakes are high and usually decided with lots of well-placed bullets. The action centers around “Preacher,” the soldier first seen in the last game. Danger Close is also promising to provide greater emotional weight to events in the game by telling some of the story through the eyes of the soldiers’ families.
Locations playable in the single-player game include Afghanistan, Somalia, the Philippines, Yemen, and Bosnia. Unlike past games, multiple, global events will be played throughout the game, instead of focusing on a single event. Multiplayer is being handled internally this time by Danger Close, but they’re not talking about what kinds of maps or scenarios it will entail just yet. The game is being built using the Frostbite 2 engine — the same tech Battlefield 3 was made from.
October 23, 2012 is when you’ll be able to get your hands on Medal of Honor: Warfighter, for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.