MOH: Airborne drops this winter

EA's WWII franchise does some shooting and 'chuting on the PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox, PS2, PC.

Coming into 2006, Electronic Arts' Medal of Honor series has been raging on consoles for seven years--one year longer than the bloody war it's based on actually lasted. EA doesn't appear to have any qualms about rewriting history, as today it announced that its virtual war would continue on. Medal of Honor: Airborne was officially announced today, several months after word of its existence was leaked.

The follow-up to Medal of Honor: European Assault marks the first time the series will be on next-generation consoles. Confirming previous speculation, the game will be released on the PlayStation 3, however it's still unclear whether it will be a PS3 launch title. Today's announcement also revealed the shooter will wage war on the Xbox 360, Xbox, PlayStation 2, and the PC. EA's Los Angeles studios will be handling the development of the game, which is expected to ship to stores in winter 2006.

Airborne takes the series to new heights, literally. Gamers will strap on a parachute as Boyd Travers, a Private First Class of the 82nd Airborne Division headed behind enemy lines in Europe. Instead of having a static beginning to each mission, players will survey the landscape from the air, leap from a plane, open their parachutes, and guide themselves to a starting point of their choosing.

Once feet touch ground, the game becomes a first-person shooter in a free-roaming environment. Airborne will include several authentic weapons to choose from, each displaying different characteristics. Fresh off tours of the last seven MOH games, Captain Dale Dye will once again serve as military technical adviser, working with EA's developers to make the game historically accurate.

Rating and pricing information has not yet been announced for Medal of Honor: Airborne.

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tonyf55
tonyf55

That whole leaping from the airplane things sounds awesome :D

scooder
scooder

Hopefully this will be good cuz European assault and rising sun made my cry (in a bad way)

Spartan6692
Spartan6692

The MoH games have been winning me over for a long time. Even with last GEN graphics

maxschw
maxschw

In the forum are some MOH:Airborne pictures for PS3

DrKill09
DrKill09

I hate Medal of Honor. It has no blood, the AI is bad, it has no ragdoll physics, and all the animation is hand done instead of motion captured. Frontline was short, too. Call of Duty 2, and Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood are much better than MOH ever was. MOH is old, and should move over for the new kings of WWII games, imho.

stfcrz
stfcrz

Sounds like it's going to be completely from the American perspective...again.

Tequila_Zaire
Tequila_Zaire

I love WW2 games more than anything but at this point WHY make a game based around elements already explored to death in CoD and BIA? How many times are we going to do the same missions? I loved Band of Brothers...but that story should not be the sole focus of yet another MoH game. How about moving on to Korea instead? I loved MOH:PA but with the console versions as proof...EA has mined WW2 and done a pretty half baked job by and large. How many times are they donna try the same thing to "get it right"? It's not like they even do WW2 games right...no blood...hollywood feel and tone...and worse...everyone and everything is a cliche of whatever movie they are trying to rip off for their level design. EA at the very least use the technology to get the SCALE of WW2 correct...none of these glorified follow the corridor like quake levels. It's time to move on.

Nintendoc
Nintendoc

Dare I ask for a WWII game that actually explores different facets of the war? How about a game that shows the war from the Axis perspective? I am getting sick of the hero G.I.s and their British friends. At least if the airborne concept is utilised properly, this game might distinguish itself in a crowded market. But given EA's track record, I doubt it.

forever_blank
forever_blank

It is concerning that the Revolution is not mentioned, as this is one of those EA games, that usually comes to all consoles... I am a bit concerned, but last time I heard EA was pretty keen. I suppos they didn't mention concrete envidence of making a Revolution game....

Khimarhi
Khimarhi

SWEET!!! I can't wait until this game comes out. . . Wonder if it will be as good as COD 2!!

GyRo567
GyRo567

Allied Assault is the one that was ever good, and only for the awesome multiplayer.

secily
secily

im so sick of them exploiting the WW2 genre or any other previous war, they can only replicate it so many times before each fps becomes a clone, oh wait they already did that so oops. SO EA STOP MAKING MEDAL OF HONOR GAMES AND MAKE A NEW IP THAT YOU ARE RISKING TO INVEST IN!

xerxes5678
xerxes5678

Unless it can bring somethng new to the table, I think MOH will be overshadowed by COD2 and Bros. in Arms.

XtremePhsyco
XtremePhsyco

its the cover story on the new Game Informer. It looks like its gonna rule.

abdu4
abdu4

Yes!!!!!!!!! winter niceeeeee

matttrd
matttrd

Let's hope it's better than there last effort.

o_sausage
o_sausage

call of duty3 will still be much better

sgroll01
sgroll01

Let me tell you why this will be great. First, there aren't many wwii games out there, there's no competition. Second, EA is known for taking the time to make innovative games. Third, Patrick Gilmore is running the ship (looked him up) and he made killer stuff like Sinbad the movie and that awesome Goldeneye game (not that crap N64 one, the neat PS2 one)! Oh wait, i got it all wrong. Those are the immediate reason why MOH will continue sucking on consoles.

Sandman100
Sandman100

Hopefully it more like COD:2 for the 360. MOH needs to make a huge comeback on the next-gen consles.

Iron-Dragon
Iron-Dragon

I've never played a MoH game that I really liked. There have been a few that are Ok, and most have been crap.

moocow21
moocow21

I hope it brings MOH back to it's original level of greatness..

mikekare79
mikekare79

Let's see what it's like. Call of Duty was better, but now EA has a chance to prove itself on the next gen systems.

InfectiousDust
InfectiousDust

Airborne?! Aww come on, it's been done enough. I want to see more slaughterfests amidst the cold, unforgiving Russian winter.

Writeous
Writeous

i read the Actual article from GameInformer, the game is Freaking unprecedented. It has Advanced Facial animation better than Fight Night: R3, and the AI is Never before done on any console. They actually got documents of the German soldiers strategies during battle and duplicated it in the game. U have to Read the Article to fully understand what EA is achieving in making MOH: Airborne.

Writeous
Writeous

o0o yea.. and Also there is Weapon customization in this. EA got the Actual documents of US intelligence during WWII. and they Discovered that weapon Enhancements was a constant Factor. So EA found what the Weapon Upgrades were, and implemented it into the Game.

Hyperblade
Hyperblade

Huh...they took long to announce this...

Writeous
Writeous

i read the Actual article from GameInformer, the game is Freaking unprecedented. It has Advanced Facial animation better than Fight Night: R3, and the AI is Never before done on any console. They actually got documents of the German soldiers strategies during battle and duplicated it in the game. U have to Read the Article to fully understand what EA is achieving in making MOH: Airborne.

blkgto
blkgto

I wonder how open ended it going to be this time around. \m/ war is my shepard \m/

Silver_Fire
Silver_Fire

awesome. It's coming to the 360. I'm still looking foward to Brothers In Arms 3 and CoD3 more though

Optimusv2
Optimusv2

Looks like yet again people lose another reason for why they think the ps3 is better than the 360. Alot of people foolishly thought the face animation technology in this game was only capable on a ps3. No idea why people would think such a thing though.. The 360 is really going to show off in this game. I still think cod 3 will blow this game outta the water.

MarcusFenix
MarcusFenix

Let's hope it is more like Pacific Assault(PC, not console Rising Sun). That game had alot of good concepts (squad control, Medic instead of health packs) it just didn't execute them as well as it could have( though it still was a good game). After Airborne, hows about one that does the pacific theater Justice(cause I mean come on, Europe in WWII FPSs is getting old) Maybe Call of Duty 3 will include a Pacific Campaign. HMM?

benu67
benu67

i agree. it will have a hard time competing with COD but i guess we'll see what it'll be like when it comes out.

flareside4x2
flareside4x2

How about "MOH: Shock&Awe?" Hmm? Any takers? No? Ehh, probably too soon.

Heathcliff
Heathcliff

No GameCube version? C,mon EA, I bought European Assault for my Cube!

balindos
balindos

Gonna be hard to beat COD2, but I will give it a try.

GtheMVP
GtheMVP

Seeing that this game is also in dev for the Xbox and PS2, let's hope they actually have next gen features, like decent graphics for ex:)

Aaron99
Aaron99

Here comes another bad MOH for the consoles from EA. I wonder if they will make some other FPS for the Revolution.

makemeweak
makemeweak

I'm looking forward to it. MOH has always been fun. no not innovative or spectacular, but always fun. I don't have any problems with another WWII shooter.

skakidinabox
skakidinabox

I can't wait to see another half-assed attempt a historical shooter by EA's developers! :[ I'd really rather see them do something different, maybe make a tasteful shooter about the gulf-war, or vietnam (though, to some, it's still a touchy subject), hell, even the Korean War would be cool. I just feel like WWII has overstayed it's welcome in the gaming market.

ghostadv
ghostadv

Why do they keep making MOH games? :(