After that incredible trailer snuck out onto the ‘net, EA and developer Danger Close have together formally announced Medal of Honor: Warfighter, the follow-up to 2010’s hugely successful first-person military shooter, Medal of Honor.
Due for release on October 23rd in the US and October 26th everywhere else on consoles and the PC, Medal of Honor: Warfighter aims to deliver “an aggressive, gritty, and authentic experience that puts gamers in the boots of today’s most precise and disciplined warrior.”
Written by active US Tier 1 Operators while deployed on duty and inspired by real world events and threats, Warfighter additionally seeks to provide an “up close and personal look at today’s battlefield and the fight against the ongoing global terror threat. ”
Medal of Honor: Warfighter will take players on a global romp this time around to experience Tier 1 action and missions on a global scale, “[from] rescuing hostages in the Philippines to eliminating the pirate threat on the Somali Coast,” effectively taking us out of the setting of Afghanistan as seen in 2010’s Medal of Honor.
Here’s the story setup:
“Medal of Honor Warfighter tells the story of US Tier 1 Operator, ‘Preacher’ as he returns home from overseas only to find his family torn apart from years of deployment. Trying to pick up the pieces to salvage what remains of his marriage, Preacher is reminded of what he’s fighting for – family.
“But when an extremely deadly explosive (PETN) penetrates civilian borders and his two worlds collide, Preacher and his fellow teammates are sent in to solve the problem. They take the fight to the enemy and do whatever it takes to protect their loved ones from harm.”
Here’s a look at the box art for Medal of Honor: Warfighter (labelled Limited Edition):