Soldier of Fortune, MOH: Airborne golden, dated

Activision's hyperviolent shooter arrives for Xbox 360 and PC November 13, PS3 version a week later; EA's WWII plane-hopper touches down on Sony's console November 21.

by

The first-person shooter genre has been nothing if not well represented this year. Today, release dates were confirmed for two more entries in the genre to hit retail shelves before the year runs its course.

Activision has announced Soldier of Fortune: Payback has gone gold and will arrive on the Xbox 360 and PC on November 13, with the PlayStation 3 version following a week later on November 20. Also trailing its Xbox 360 and PC counterparts, EA's Medal of Honor: Airborne has wrapped development and is slated to arrive on the PS3 on November 21.

As detailed in GameSpot's recent hands-on with Activision's mercenary-minded shooter, Payback continues the gory tradition of its predecessors. Already banned in Australia, Payback offers a highly detailed graphics engine, featuring bodies that can be broken into more than just heads, legs, arms, and torsos. Despite being developed by Activision's Value Studio, the M for Mature-rated shooter is listed at the standard price point of $59.99 on the Xbox 360 and PS3. However, the PC version lands at a marginally cut rate of $39.99.

With the Xbox 360 and PC versions having been out since the beginning of September, EA is finally pushing the PS3 version of Medal of Honor: Airborne out of its perfectly good development house. The game follows Allied paratroopers as they go behind the lines in occupied Europe during WWII, and features free-roaming action as players decide their point of entry and primary targets. For an idea of what to expect from EA's latest WWII shooter, check out GameSpot's review of the PC or Xbox 360 version of the game. MOH: Airborne is rated T for Teen and will retail for $59.99.

Discussion

40 comments
aaronbecerril
aaronbecerril

Yeah!!! Medal of Honor: Airborne for the PS3 is here! ill run to the store the and get it in a few hours... hahaha!! naa just kidin but ill get it as soon as posible i love the MOH games!

aaronbecerril
aaronbecerril

Yeah!!! Medal of Honor: Airborne for the PS3 is here! ill run to the store the and get it in a few hours... hahaha!! naa just kidin but ill get it as soon as posible i love the MOH games!

NeoNavarro
NeoNavarro

Thats just freeking sweet SoF will be in my 360 on November 13. Kinda sucks for PS3 owners that they are getting MoH so late.

skullkiller3
skullkiller3

"SOF could be a good laugh though, been years since i played a SOF game." good times dude i cant wait to just laugh my ass off like old times watching people die dude cant wait sof for life

Chirico_Cuvie
Chirico_Cuvie

Wow, I had no idea that SoF was coming that soon. I thought it was a long way off since we just saw the first video of it a week or so ago. MoH:A was big disappointment, maybe it was the fact that WWII got over-done while the game was still being made, but it really failed to deliver what was supposed to be an open environment.

GilHerad
GilHerad

To PS3 owners. Dont buy MoH Airborne. It blows hard. Should have gotten a 4.0-5.0 rating really. The one really (and i meen really) good thing it has is the jump at the last mission. Looking down on that tower from the air is really cool. The mission itself is crap though so that doesnt help hehe

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Regardless of whether Activision Value ruins SOF, one thing is certain: it's going to be better than MOH Airborne.

diablobasher
diablobasher

MOH:Airborne was a joke, so totally not worth the extra £10 i paid to get it bundled with my 360, so i traded it for Call of Duty 2 instead. (Obviously not a straight swap lol, i had £20 leftover) SOF could be a good laugh though, been years since i played a SOF game.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

moh airbourne wasn't wortht tthe hype that tehy built around it. ps3 only users you should play a demo and see how boring it is and how arcadey the controls feel. if that's your thign go ahead but i think that the parachuting in part was overhyped.

benboz
benboz

Another MOH Airbourne game would be cool.

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

hope sof is good, i enjoyed the 2 previous games

perfect_chao
perfect_chao

Gamespot is late with updates, i knew about SOF payback months ago

Chef_Bretz
Chef_Bretz

I'm so pleased SOF: PB has been made...and I'm so pleased it's so close to release! So many great games to choose from this month after such a long dry spell.

K_M82
K_M82

It takes this long to finish MOH:A for the PS3? Wow developing for PS3 must really be hard, even EA need 2 extra month. Someone need to do something about this.

peacenutman
peacenutman

I really enjoyed SOF and SOF2, it's so bloody gory.

palaric8
palaric8

for ps3 owners: dont buy medal of honor A bloody awful

VengfulOne
VengfulOne

I can't wait to remove some body parts with all types of weaponry.

1337pwnage
1337pwnage

I miss the days when SoF2 on XBL was alive and running well. I hope SoF3 could bring that back but too many other AAA titles that'll steal its thunder, if it had any.

T-Bone200
T-Bone200

Sry to say but COD4 is much better than this.

BigDaddy973
BigDaddy973

I will rent Soldier Of Fortune!!! Looking forward to that, but COD4 much better :)

alberto2045
alberto2045

SoF3 man!!!!!! finally I am definetely getting that one

GYROCX
GYROCX

Im getting Kane and Lynch on the 13th. :)

rhsu
rhsu

Medal of Honor airborne sucks and SoF 3 looks like a crappy budget title that costs $60.

wsuSHOXfan101
wsuSHOXfan101

there are too many good games coming out this month!

CrackerMcGee
CrackerMcGee

For Soldier of Fortune for x360 I wish you could shoot $20 off the price in addition to the limbs.

DanBal76
DanBal76

It's nice to see a SOF comeback. In my opinion, MOH is a declining series for quite some time now.

PS3_3DO
PS3_3DO

I think you can only shoot off limbs. LOL I thought the 360 version is only $40?

BioShockOwnz
BioShockOwnz

Great, I'll be picking up SoF: Payback for PC. No way would I spend $60 on it, though.

Jamie_1987
Jamie_1987

yay soldier of fortune, must buy for me I cant wait to shoot some heads off

MasterChief725
MasterChief725

OH YEAH, SOLDIER OF FORTUNE!! I CANT WAIT MAN!!!

Laza-rus
Laza-rus

O.o - I've never experienced this before - a game is released practically right after its anounced. Budget title or not - this will be fun.

lamprey263
lamprey263

who'd want to play MOH:A on the PS3 when COD4 is out and oh-so-good