Medal of Honor: Warfighter (also known as Medal of Honor 2 or Medal of Honor 2: Warfighter) is an upcoming first-person shooter video game being developed by Danger Close Games and set to be published by Electronic Arts. It is a direct sequel to 2010’s series reboot Medal of Honor (2010) and the 14th Medal of Honor installment in the series. The title was officially announced on February 23, 2012, and it is set to be released in North America on October 23, 2012, and in the United Kingdom on October 26, 2012.
The game will run on DICE’s Frostbite 2 (the same engine that Battlefield 3 uses). Both single-player and multiplayer are going to use the latest version of Frostbite 2. It only supports Windows Vista/7 and DirectX 10 and 11.
The single-player mode will continue to follow the story of Tier 1 operators. It probably will take place after 2002. The single-player will feature various locations including the Philippines and Somalia, and it is based on real stories of Tier 1 operators.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter’s multiplayer will not be developed by EA Digital Illusions CE who helped develop Medal of Honor (2010)’s multiplayer. Danger Close Games will develop its own multiplayer with DICE’s Frostbite 2 engine. The multiplayer in Warfighter features 13 playable Tier-1 special forces units from 10 countries:
There will be a co-op mode, that is separate from the single-player mode.
The game is the direct sequel to Medal of Honor and will continue the story from the previous game. Players will continue to control Tier 1 Operators through various scenarios, including rescuing hostages in Abu Sayyaf’s stronghold in the Philippines, and assaulting Al-Shabaab’s Pirate Town on the Somali Coast. Missions will be based off several recent events and will have a over-arching storyline connecting them. It has been revealed that Tier 1 operator Preacher returns home to find his family torn apart from years of deployment. It was revealed from before that the original characters from Medal of Honor – Mother, Preacher, Voodoo and many others – will return in the sequel.
Just one month after the reboot of the franchise was released, EA CEO John Riccitiello stated that “Consumer feedback has been strong to suggest that we’ve got a franchise now, once again, that we could successfully and effectively sequel in the future.” On February 18, 2011, Gregory Goodrich, the Executive Producer of Danger Close Games revealed that the company would be pursuing a sequel to the 2010 reboot in a letter on the official Medal of Honor website. On January 11, 2012, retailer GAME revealed that EA plans to release new entries in the Medal of Honor and Need for Speed series later that year, which was shown by EA during a confidential presentation. Several video game website outlets such as GameSpot and Kotaku disclosed an invitation to a March 6, 2012 public unveiling at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, indicating that a new installment in the Medal of Honor franchise would have its first public demonstration.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter follows in the footsteps of 2011’s Battlefield 3 by using the Frostbite 2 engine. EA senior creative director Richard Farrelly said Danger Close has been helping push the engine in new directions and has managed to create its own signature look for Warfighter, but “still have some of the same elements that EA Digital Illusions CEhave like the micro-destruction and the amazing lighting.” Farrelly also stated that Warfighter is “helping make Frostbite 2 a better engine”.
Wii U version
On June 7, 2011, during Nintendo‘s E3 2011 press conference, John Riccitiello of EA games expressed interest in Nintendo’s upcoming system, the Wii U. The Austrian newspapers Der Standard has reported that Warfighter is scheduled for Wii U alongside Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC releases, like many other known multi-platform Wii U games, most notably Assassin’s Creed III.
On October 25, 2011, an insert featuring promotional artwork was included with retail copies of Battlefield 3, featuring little more than a picture and a BBFC logo. On February 23, 2012, Medal of Honor: Warfighter was officially unveiled, alongside promotional artwork. On March 6, 2012, the premiere trailer was released on YouTube. On April 12, 2012, Danger Close unveiled the first gameplay trailer.
Executive producer Greg Goodrich has stated he wants to avoid the annual war of words that usually kicks off in the build up to EA and Activision’s end-of-year FPS releases, and leave it to the publishing executives. He stated “I think that because of our genre and the history of our franchise… it’s just a natural thing to want to go out and pick a fight. [But] if you look at it, almost none of it came from the development team. EA is a very big organisation, and there are a lot of grown-ups and adults that manage things that are out of our control.”
Pre-orders of Warfighter will receive automatic upgrade to the Limited Edition of the game at no extra cost. The Limited Edition unlocks the U.S. Navy SEAL Tier 1 Sniper and the McMillan Tac-300 sniper rifle upon the game’s launch, an unlock that would otherwise require about 40 hours of gameplay.
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