Rumors have pointed to Medal of Honor following in Call of Duty's lead and moving out of World War II, but Electronic Arts has been quiet on what that actually means. Soon, we'll know. EA has officially announced the rebooted Medal of Honor...but we still don't know very much.
"I fight with my mind," reads a teaser trailer on the official website, accompanied by some brief art. "My hands are my weapons and extensions of my will."
Players will apparently be part of a secretive squad known as Tier 1 operating in Afghanistan. It's likely no coincidence Medal of Honor's announcement comes hot on the heels of President Barack Obama's decision to increase the United States' presence in the real-world country.
"Over 2 million Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines wear the uniform," says EA's short description of the game. "Of those, approximately 50 thousand fall under the direct control of the Special Operations Command. The Tier 1 Operator functions on a plane of existence above and beyond even the most highly trained Special Operations Forces. Their exact numbers, while classified, hover in the low hundreds. They are living, breathing, precision instruments of war."
Putting gamers into the heart of Afghanistan could very well present some interesting (and potentially controversial, post-No Russian) scenarios. EA DICE, the studio behind the Battlefield franchise, is handling the multiplayer. EALA is developing the single-player campaign.
Medal of Honor releases next fall.