Thursday, July 12, 2007

E3: Medal of Honor: Airborne

Proving that there's still life to be had in WWII shooters, EA has continued with the Medal of Honor franchise and is set to release the latest version -Medal of Honor: Airborne, on August 28th in the US and August 30th in Europe for the Xbox 360 and PC. The PS3 version has been delayed until November reportedly because of extra content.

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. Screenshots and more info after hitting the jump below.

Medal of Honor: Airborne is the 11th (!) installment in the long-running Medal of Honor WWII FPS series. Currently being developed by Electronic Arts' Los Angeles studio, the game will differ from its previous iterations in that the player will be able to loosely control where they land and what kind of landing method they use, thus altering the potential course of the mission.

Sniper Gameplay Video here:

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The game takes place in several locations during the WWII European theater, and players take on the role of Private First Class Boyd Travers, a paratrooper in the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division. Campaigns include Sicily, Salerno, Normandy and Holland.

Frantic Firefight Gameplay Video here:

And in HD here

Beginning with the Allies leading a costly invasion of Sicily (1943), followed by a rescue operation in Salerno, Italy (1943), paratroopers are dropped inland during the night of June 6 1944, before the invasion of Normandy, as they fight backward to clear the infantry's path into France. The failed attempt to secure Germany's roads and bridges leads to the game's finale, in which 30,000 paratroopers are dropped into Holland.

The game uses a heavily modified Unreal Engine 3.0, so expect the visuals to be jaw dropping. Perhaps there is still life left in the WWII genre?

Images courtesy of IGN

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