Medal of Honor: Airborne landing August 28

The next chapter of EA's venerable WWII shooter series finally has a firm release date on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Last January, Electronic Arts shocked no one by announcing it was developing another Medal of Honor game. Titled Medal of Honor: Airborne the new title was unveiled as coming to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in winter 2006.

That release window didn't last long. At the Electronic Entertainment Expo in May, the game was pushed back to the first quarter of 2007. However, when March 31 came and went, the game was still nowhere to be found.

This week, though, Medal of Honor: Airborne finally got a firm ship date. A trailer currently playing exclusively on GameStop.com proclaims the game will arrive on "August 28, 2007." All three product pages for the game on the site have also been changed to reflect the new date.

Developed at EA's Los Angeles studio, Airborne begins with one of the lesser-known campaigns of World War II. Starting with Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily, players will strap on the boots of a paratrooper in the legendary 82nd Airborne Division and jump out of a transport plane. As outlined in GameSpot's previous coverage, each mission will begin with a harrowing parachute jump. Other missions in the game included Operation Neptune, the airborne component of D-Day, and Operation Varsity, which saw 30,000 soldiers parachuting into Germany in the single largest military airdrop in history.

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138 comments
saleen_s7
saleen_s7

Imagine what they could do on PSN.... FOR FREE!!!

assclownn
assclownn

Finally! I hope the start anywhere AI works well, the game will be different every time depending on your landing zone!! HELL YEAH !! This will be the best FPS yet!!

bamarolltide16
bamarolltide16

All i know is this is the last chance im giving the medal of honor series for this video game. Because it seems for the past 2 years nothings has change but the story line a little bit. If there aint something that is a major change in this game from the previous ones im giving up on the series.

MoDollars
MoDollars

imagine what they could do on xbox live with this game.

MoDollars
MoDollars

imagine this on xbox live. OMG

cyberglock
cyberglock

medal of honor airborne is going to rock

UltraWoody
UltraWoody

Medal of Honor games usually deliver.

Pablo620
Pablo620

This game has a sweet concept. I hope it delivers

Mossaike
Mossaike

I've been waiting for this game for awhile now! I liked all of the Medal of Honor games on PC and I love the Paratroopers. Now with both of them combined I can not wait any longer for this game! Medal of Honor: Airborne don't let me down :(. Now the wait for August 28, 2007... for Airborne.

Sargus
Sargus

Isn't this coming to the Wii too? I was pretty sure EA said it would. Maybe that version won't come until later...

Sandman100
Sandman100

Looks like the bext MOH game yet.

kilburne723
kilburne723

seems like a better storyline than usual and the idea of non-linear missions is awesome...clear up the gameplay issues that are riddled throughout the other MoH games and we'll see...

herodotus2006
herodotus2006

I feel sorry for u console guys, seriously. You get the left-overs of great PC titles. "Cod3" and "MoH Vanguard"...c'mon! Anyway "CoD4"'s coming and it moves to Iraq I believe.

BurningWreck
BurningWreck

Actually, Pacific Assault was pretty good. But then I played it last year, on a computer that was better that what was out at the time it was released, so I didn't have any framerate problems. :)

Aromon
Aromon

What waste you're money on games when the best game is already out? Gears of War baby will rock your socks off and help you save money at the same time!! Because that's all you'll play

Sydwynder
Sydwynder

There are a whole lot of mainstream gamers, who don't visit videogame websites, who will buy this game because they know the MOH name. I might even check it out if its an improvement in the gameplay department.

goodemon
goodemon

like seriously EA, who gives a crap...Call of Duty totally stole the "king of WWII FPS title" several years ago, and I seriously doubt after playing european assault, vanguard and rising sun..that you'll ever reclaim that title from Call of Duty

BigDaveyDogz
BigDaveyDogz

Enginwolf04 I agree 100% with you. The first Medal of Honor had me stunned with the Omaha Beach scenario. But since then the rest of the MOH games have been pretty doody. Lets hope they fix their mistakes!

KFrog
KFrog

I never did play a MOH game on PC or Xbox. I might have to give this one a try though. It might be the last WWII game from EA for awhile I would think. It's about time they move on.

TrumpyTheDog
TrumpyTheDog

EA will continue to produce WW2 games until they have run out of battles to re-enact with the Allies only winning because of Americans intervention. Why let history and facts get in the way of another money-milking sequel.

feherrobert
feherrobert

Cool, I can't wait for it to come out.

stokieman
stokieman

just got into MOH and was very pleased, should be an excellent game 'cept i dont have PS3

reckeweg
reckeweg

Excellent I need another FPS, Swixxle

p1er
p1er

Honestly, World War 2 games never get old! They might loose the right feeling and atmosphere but the genre is still a good one. Play CoD2, that's a pretty decent WW2 game. What if a "Band of Brothers" game came out, with the same atmosphere as the movie and a great gameplay. Then there wouldn't so many disrespectful little girls, like many of you. Stop dissing the genre! Instead, start demanding better games for crying out loud. Damn.

mikeystar
mikeystar

Haven't any of you even seen the trailer yet? It's amazing!

Enginwolf04
Enginwolf04

Does anyone smell Rising Sun or Vanguard here? I doubt this is going to be as great as the first Medal of Honor for the PS2. Every single sequel beyond that game has been a terrible game with choppy character models, ugly levels, uninteresting enemies to fight against, and no sense of accomplishment. I am not going to be entirely pessimistic, but it's difficult when the you cannot match the intensity and fun of a game that is several years older ( I think it's been since 2001, so 6 years?). Who's with me on this one?

rosssca
rosssca

WWII games are about as old as reality TV.

ctifer1
ctifer1

We need some new games. The last month has been extremely slow.

mryoung4
mryoung4

will their be online? or how about split-screen multiplayer? co-op? Come on EA, tell me.

epormada
epormada

CoD has been whoopin' on MoH for a while now, this game better be good considering how long it's been delayed. Then again it's an EA game so I'm not gonna hold my breath! I'll probably rent this and buy Brother's in Arms: Hell's Highway cause that game looks sick and the other one's were great too.

grroy
grroy

They did release a WW2 game in the pacific, Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault. However it was god awful.

iseeundead
iseeundead

i dunno...i have never been a big fan oh MOH,but i think that this part can (as the g-man would say) make all the difference......i know its off topic, but...who`s the MAN: G-man or Agent Smith???

almroks
almroks

Its about time to release a date!! For some reason I really don't feel excited about this game anymore?! Also, they need to make a WW2 game set in the pacific. Cause MOH rising sun sucks..

themc_7
themc_7

Alright Sounds good, I've always been a big fan of any MOH, When I get a 360, I'll be sure to pick that up.

ztron370
ztron370

COD3 was a total let down.Perhaps MOH:Airborne can be better than COD3.

Corpse_Vanishes
Corpse_Vanishes

I think this part is funny - "Electronic Arts shocked NO ONE by announcing it was developing another Medal of Honor game." Regardless I can't wait and this game looks really good

marco245
marco245

they'd better have D-Day invasion, as not many games covered the paratrooper invasion of Normandy (i only know of Company of Heroes and CoD) and I really hope they have Market Garden. Would be cool to play that :)

bihboy69
bihboy69

i prefer call of duty. but medal of honour is still good

ragek1ll589
ragek1ll589

sweet, i wont have to wait for november for this one.

CaptainSmirk
CaptainSmirk

Hasn't every Medal of Honor game in the last 7 years been meh? Not sure how parachutes are going to change that...

freerunner01
freerunner01

The game seems preatty interesting so Ill probably going to be picking this one up...