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Medal of Honor Reboot Info, New Screenshots

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Medal of Honor is getting kicked out of WWII.

Wednesday Electronic Arts said that its popular FPS franchise Medal of Honor was "ready for another tour of duty." However, the game's October 12 launch will actually be a reboot of sorts (since that seems to be the trend in everything these days), taking the franchise out of World War II for the first time since the launch of the franchise, and throwing gamers into a modern-day war-torn Afghanistan "seen through the lens of a small band of fictional characters."

"Players will be introduced to the Tier 1 Operator, an elite warrior and relatively unknown instrument of the U.S. Military that operates under the National Command Authority, taking on missions no one else can handle," the company said.

The single-player campaign is currently in development over at Electronic Arts in Los Angeles (EALA). The studio has been working with Tier 1 Operators from the U.S. Special Operations Community to create "the most authentic modern war experience possible." EALA has also enlisted EA Digital Illusions CE AB for the multiplayer aspect. Yep, this should be good.

In addition to the announcement, EA also threw up a new video called "Leave a Message" for registered EA accounts over on the official, re-launched MoH website. Ten screenshots were released as well which can be seen below. Medal of Honor is expected to hit the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this October.










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    Anonymous , May 5, 2010 11:02 PM
    Sigh, I almost hoped we could play through the eyes of an insurgent there.
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    zypr3xa , May 5, 2010 11:04 PM
    I dont care for single play stuff! Lets see some MP Action!!! I have been playing BFBC2 and its going to be a tough one to beat that game!
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    Ragnar-Kon , May 5, 2010 11:14 PM
    zypr3xaI dont care for single play stuff! Lets see some MP Action!!! I have been playing BFBC2 and its going to be a tough one to beat that game!

    Ironic that you mention BFBC2. DICE (same developer that created BFBC2) will be developing the multilayer part of the new MOH game.
    The single player is being created by a separate EA studio in LA.

    I just hope that the two studios are working closely together. Would suck if the single player is amazing and then the multiplayer sucks, or vice versa. Or if the MP feels like a completely different game than the SP.
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    sheath , May 5, 2010 11:21 PM
    anonamous
    ^^and have what? 3 moves? Run, Yell, and Blow self up?
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    bison88 , May 5, 2010 11:53 PM
    About damn time they bring the Medal of Honor series back! :D 

    I just hope it keeps its same originality leaving the WWII genre.
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    Dawgsoverrebs , May 6, 2010 12:00 AM
    Hope the Graphics in that screen arent an indication of what the final product will be i want to see at least dx10 with dx11 option and some min requirements along the lines of BC2. No more of this Assasins creep 2 stuff
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    eddieroolz , May 6, 2010 12:02 AM
    Pretty cool. Good to see that games are changing environments.
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    micr0be , May 6, 2010 12:06 AM
    anonamousSigh, I almost hoped we could play through the eyes of an insurgent there.

    if u want to be an insurgent in a game check out project reality, its a mod for the battlefield 2 engine and is coming soon to ArmA 2, its the only game i know that u can choose to be real insurgent.
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    matt87_50 , May 6, 2010 12:37 AM
    lol, everything EA do and say is hilarious. they were saying that "oh, MOH lost its way, it used to be cutting edge and innovative, but it lost all that as the series has declined, but with this reboot we are going to bring all the innovation back!... by shamelessly ripping off MW and mindlessly jumping on the same bandwagon..."
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    JohnnyLucky , May 6, 2010 12:48 AM
    at least the images looked good.
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    Anonymous , May 6, 2010 1:01 AM
    "if u want to be an insurgent in a game check out project reality, its a mod for the battlefield 2 engine and is coming soon to ArmA 2, its the only game i know that u can choose to be real insurgent."

    coughcounterstrikecough
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    mrdrinkinglysol , May 6, 2010 1:44 AM
    *Sigh* Another war FPS. Don't people ever get tired of these?
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    Anonymous , May 6, 2010 2:08 AM
    apparently never
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    bison88 , May 6, 2010 2:12 AM
    mrdrinkinglysol*Sigh* Another war FPS. Don't people ever get tired of these?



    FPS = First Person Shooter, to be realistic since that is what most people want from games nowadays, how often besides in War does one pull out a gun and shoot people? The days of Quake and Unreal Tournament are long gone unfortunately.
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    xanterra , May 6, 2010 2:13 AM
    To be honest, I've never found a FPS that I could really get into...
    RTS, Turn-Based Strategy, RPG, MMORPG is what I've liked. Part of that is how I like being at least semi-magical, but I also find shooting holes in people with a gun dreadfully...mundane. Even rockets would be better.
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    xanterra , May 6, 2010 2:17 AM
    xanterraTo be honest, I've never found a FPS that I could really get into...RTS, Turn-Based Strategy, RPG, MMORPG is what I've liked. Part of that is how I like being at least semi-magical, but I also find shooting holes in people with a gun dreadfully...mundane. Even rockets would be better.

    If anyone knows a FPS where you do something more inventive, please respond. There must be something to them if so many people play them...
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    False_Dmitry_II , May 6, 2010 2:23 AM
    bison88FPS = First Person Shooter, to be realistic since that is what most people want from games nowadays, how often besides in War does one pull out a gun and shoot people? The days of Quake and Unreal Tournament are long gone unfortunately.


    Trends like this are on a loop. There may be another stage between now and getting back to games like that, but at some point games like that will be the tops again.
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    DJ898 , May 6, 2010 3:53 AM
    Team Fortress 2 is still fun! We have rockets, drunk Scots, medics, flamethrowers and Heavy Weapons Guy!

    Honestly, TF2 is the only FPS I have truly enjoyed.
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    burtzum , May 6, 2010 7:31 AM
    xanterraIf anyone knows a FPS where you do something more inventive, please respond. There must be something to them if so many people play them...


    Sometimes you can get a strategy flavor to them. I used to play Medal of Honor: Allied Assault in a clan-based setting with all of us communicating on teamspeak and taking order's and assigned positions against an enemy team. With the realism mod you couldn't spray and pray as much so play was more slow and thoughtful. The maps usually had key choke points to defend. Games like Battlefield 2 or Tribes would allow for even more strategy aspects. When it comes to FPS games I actually prefer more realistic slower paced games rather than games full of rockets and BFGs and whatnot. Fast paced frag fests with goofy weapons gets very boring very fast for me. I get fun out of FPS games by stalking and hunting people. With that said, FPS games are not my favorite either. Multi-player FPS can be fun but I have no interest in single-player when it comes to this genre.
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    fisshy , May 6, 2010 8:23 AM
    Another FPS... Good BFBC2 AND MW2 Where Starting to get boring.
    I think dreamphantom 1977 is on to something there, that could be fun
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