Electronic Arts today announced that its prolific World War II franchise, Medal of Honor, is gathering up some new troops. The publisher is sending the series off to fight battles on the PlayStation Portable with Medal of Honor Heroes (working title), which is being developed by EA Canada and deploys this holiday season.
The game will be exclusive to the PSP and feature an all-new storyline with three campaigns. Veterans of the series will recognize several familiar faces in the game, as Heroes will be played from the perspective of characters from past MoH games, such as Lt. Jimmy Patterson (Medal of Honor and Medal of Honor Frontline) and Lt. William Holt (Medal of Honor: European Assault). There will also be 20 additional characters to unlock.
In addition to the single-player game, PSP soldiers will do battle against each other in multiplayer play. Up to 32 players can play in wireless games, with 15 battlegrounds and six multiplayer modes, or have a more intimate local battle with eight players. There will also be skirmish modes to allow on-the-go gamers some quick satisfaction.
Medal of Honor Heroes has not yet been rated or priced. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's Q&A with Peter Choi, a producer at EA.