EA's latest shooter unites players with US Operator 'Preacher'
Boasting the title of most authentic shooter is nothing short of bold, but it is a claim that EA believes its latest action-packed, adrenaline-fuelled title Medal of Honor: Warfighter can live up to.
As the newest entry in the long running Medal of Honor franchise, Warfighter achieves a level of realism that dwarfs rival efforts by putting players in the boots of the world’s most aggressive and disciplined fighters.
This may sound like the typical spiel churned out by publishers surrounding their ‘ground-breaking’ titles – however this time, EA means it. Warfighter was written by US Tier 1 Operators whilst deployed for action overseas and has players experience events, locations and objectives that mirror today’s real world threats and operations. Such missions include rescuing hostages in the Philippines and eliminating the pirate threat in the Somali Coast.
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Warfighter reunites players with US Operator ‘Preacher’, whom they should be familiar with from the title’s prequel, which was released back in 2010. The game continues his story as he returns home from combat to find his family torn apart. While attempting to salvage his life back home, his two worlds collide as a deadly explosive enters civilian borders, which only he and his fellow teammates can stop.
As expected from a high-octane shooter, the game includes a multiplayer element that promises players an aggressive, gritty and authentic experience. Powered by the same Frostbite engine as DICE’s fellow shooter Battlefield 3, Warfighter promises an immersive multiplayer experience that pioneers new online, co-operative play concepts and allows players to represent their country by competing as Tier 1 Operators themselves from ten different nations.Article continues below
Frank Gibeau, president of EA Labels, said: “Though Battlefield and Medal of Honor: Warfighter each offer players a completely unique experience, they are united by their underlying technology base – Frostbite.”
Bolstering this link between their titles even further, EA has revealed that players who pre-order the limited edition of Medal of Honor: Warfighter will receive exclusive access to the Battlefield 4 beta, which is set to be deployed late 2013. Gamers who pre-order the title will also receive the U.S. Navy Seal Tier 1 Sniper on launch day, an incentive that saves players an estimated 40 hours of gameplay.
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