Medal of Honor, the reboot to the 1999 classic released in 2010, may not have been as successful as expected—this despite getting generally positive reviews—but that’s not stopping Electronic Arts from coming out with a new sequel under the MOH franchise.
EA looks to be preparing for war, what with the new trailer for “Medal of Honor: Warfighter” indicating an October 2012 release of the game, exactly 2 years after the shipping date of its predecessor. The debut trailer was just posted on EA’s official channel on YouTube, coinciding with another trailer for the European market, also bearing a release date for October 23.
Medal of Honor : Warfighter’s release also means that it will go up against the release of 2 other highly anticipated games, Assassin’s Creed III and Bioshock Infinite, so the odds are stacked against EA to come up with a game that beats the 2010 reboot.
As for the actual trailer, well, it doesn’t show much—it is just a teaser after all. It starts with a voice over heaping praise on MOH’s Tier 1 operators, with phrases thrown in such as “Our brothers say they aren’t even human,” “They breathe water and change shape,” and “They can see in the dark and are always watching.”
EA says the single player campaign will continue to focus on the story of Tier 1 operators. In addition, the game is set to run on DICE’s Frostbite 2 engine, the same gaming engine used for Battlefield 3. Other changes include the replacement of EA Digital Illusions CE—which in charge of Medal of Honor’s multiplayer aspect—by Danger Close Games, who will develop a new multiplayer based on the new engine.
But all this talk won’t give the game any justice. See the trailer for yourself below!