In 2002, EA introduced the world to Medal of Honor Frontline, a groundbreaking game and massive hit. The game starred a courageous young soldier, Lt. Jimmy Patterson, who fought arm-in-arm with his brothers on the German frontline during WWII. Nearly ten years later, the franchise continues the tradition of telling the soldiers story; this year, with Medal of Honor set in Afghanistan. Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS – News) announced a special edition* of Medal of Honor exclusive for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system that will include the classic, Medal of Honor Frontline. Available on PlayStation 3 for the very first time, Frontline has been completely remastered in HD with improved graphics, and all of the heart-wrenching battles of the original game.
Medal of Honor has always been characterized by authenticity and reverence for the soldier. That sentiment has never been truer than it is today, said Greg Goodrich, Executive Producer of Medal of Honor. Medal of Honor has had a long, dynamic history on PlayStation platforms. We are excited to continue that tradition today with this special edition of Medal of Honor that pays homage to the legacy of the franchise on this platform.
For the first time in its 11-year history, Medal of Honor leaves the WWII theatre and enters the modern day setting of war-torn Afghanistan told through the lens of a small band of fictional characters. Medal of Honor introduces players 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.
Medal of Honor is inviting players worldwide to participate in a massive multiplayer beta test starting on June 21. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 VIPs who have pre-ordered Medal of Honor will be able to enter the multiplayer beta even earlier; starting June 17. For information on beta key distribution details go to www.medalofhonor.com/beta.
The special edition of Medal of Honor for PlayStation 3 ships on October 12, 2010 in North America and October 15, 2010 in Europe.