Skeptical though you may be as to whether a mere gaming news blog is qualified to comment in this regard, but we’re certain the marketing and PR machinery for Medal of Honor: Warfighter’ seems to have actually hit pay dirt. The latest iteration in the award-winning series of warfare based first person shooters is easily the most eagerly anticipated game of the second half of 2012. It is official now that the release date for Warfighter is October 23, 2012. Let us take a look at the existing information we have regarding how Danger Close is working to build on the surprising success of 2010’s Medal of Honor.
Introducing Medal of Honor: Warfighter
After the series reboot in 2010 with Medal of Honor, the series continues to honor the Tier 1 Operator by delivering an aggressive, personal and authentic look into the Special Operations community. Once again, the gamers will find themselves in the boots of the deadliest warriors of the modern world. That’s right, MoH is going global with Warfighter, including the deadliest special forces from all over the world including the British SAS, the French GIGN and many others.
In 2010 the series reboot focused on the AFO Teams and the initial push into Afghanistan. The game narrated how America’s most capable warriors conducted target-specific preparations of the battlespace prior to H-Hour and how the Special Mission Units of JSOC quickly adapted during the follow-on military operations to get the job done. In 2010, the story focused on what those men fought for on that mountain in Afghanistan. Medal of Honor Warfighter focuses on what those same men fight for at home.
Warfighter to push the boundaries of in-game realism
The enemy is still global terror, so you’ll be fighting against Taliban militia in one mission and raiding Somalian pirate strongholds in the next. EA claims that the story was developed with major inputs from Tier 1 Operators while deployed overseas.
What’s more, EA claims to have tied up with all the major brands that actually supply equipment to the various Special Forces from all over the world in order to provide extremely authentic weapon models, right down to the minutest details. That also means that the weapons would not be deliberately misnamed due to license problems. Evidently, a lot of effort has been put into showing weapons that look and work like their real life counterparts. If great graphics get you going, then you would be happy to know that Warfighter uses the revolutionary Frostbite 2 engine for the most immersive and engaging first person shooter experience of the series.
A Glimpse into the Storyline
As stated on the official blog, the game begins with a very personal story one of the protagonists of 2010’s Medal of Honor. “Preacher”, a Tier 1 Operator from the U.S. Navy returns home only to find his family torn apart from years of combat 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 a deadly explosive known as PETN penetrates civilian borders and his two worlds collide, Preacher and his fellow teammates from “Task Force Mako” are sent in to do what they do best – solve the problem.
At this video gaming blog, we love this franchise and all that it stands for. We would continue to eagerly track their development notes and the EA blog till we can actually get our greasy paws on the game in October.
Stay tuned for more to come.