More details have emerged about EA's reboot of the Medal of Honor
video game series. Claimed to be the "most authentic modern war experience
," the upcoming installment will be titled simply "Medal of Honor" and is slated for release in the fall of next year on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.
Set in modern-day Afghanistan, gamers will play as a "Tier 1 Operator" -- an elite Special Forces soldier of sorts -- who embarks on grueling missions assigned by the National Command Authority. The title will depart from previous Medal of Honor releases, which have largely featured WWII-era gameplay.
EA's Los Angeles studio will reportedly develop the game in conjunction with DICE, who will work on multiplayer elements. Medal of Honor will use DICE's Frostbite engine, which also powers recent Battlefield releases, including Bad Company, Bad Company 2
, and the downloadable Battlefield 1943.
Expect to see a trailer during the Spike VGA awards on December 12. In the meantime, EA is taking preorders
for all three platforms.