Gamers to Go Airborne in Medal of Honor

Electronic Arts today announced the newest installment in their long running first person shooter franchise Medal of Honor. Dubbed Medal of Honor Airborne, this new title is expected sometime in winter 2006 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Xbox and Windows PC systems.

Medal of Honor Airborne, said EA, will allow gamers to play the role of a private in 82nd Airborne and engage in battles throughout WWII Europe. Each mission will begin behind enemy lines via a fully interactive airdrop. The entire operation can be viewed from the air, and gamers will be able to control their parachutes to choose the landing spot. Other features will include customizable weapons, photo realistic characters, a cinematic driven story line and a free roaming FPS environment.

“Medal of Honor Airborne is a step in a new direction for the franchise. While integrating our state-of-the-art, next-gen technology into every aspect of the game, we are introducing innovations that will redefine the series and impact the genre as a whole,” explained Patrick Gilmore, VP and Executive Producer at EALA. “By fully controlling the airdrop from your very first step through landing, Medal of Honor Airborne adds a new dimension of player choice by letting you decide where every mission begins and how it plays out.”