Medal of Honor Warfighter adding Bin Laden hunt DLC
EA partners with Sony Pictures for DLC based on upcoming Zero Dark Thirty movie; at least $1 million from sales to be donated to army charities.
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Electronic Arts announced today that it has partnered with Sony Pictures Entertainment to bring Danger Close's new shooter Medal of Honor Warfighter and upcoming Osama Bin Laden hunt movie Zero Dark Thirty together. The publisher will release a multiplayer map pack based on the movie for Warfighter the week of December 17, in conjunction with the film's release, with a portion of the map pack sales going to army charities.
EA said will will donate $1 from every Zero Dark Thirty map pack (known as The Hunt map pack in Europe) sold for a total of at least $1 million given through its previously announced Project Honor campaign. This effort sees the publisher giving to nonprofit veterans organizations.
The Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition includes the Zero Dark Thirty DLC. Those who preorder Medal of Honor Warfighter will be automatically upgraded to the limited edition, and are also granted access to next year's Battlefield 4 beta.
The Zero Dark Thirty map pack includes two new multiplayer maps set in real-world locations, the first of which takes place in Pakistan's Darra Gun Market, an illegal arms marketplace. The second map is set in Pakistan's far north Chitral region, where Bin Laden was believed to be residing for a period.
According to EA COO Peter Moore, the partnership with Sony Pictures is two-fold. The executive explained it will serve as a means to honor the sacrifices the soldiers and their families have made, and also to bring gamers closer to the "greatest manhunt our world has ever seen."
Medal of Honor Warfighter is due out for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on October 23 in North America and October 26 in Europe. The game follows a group of US Tier 1 operators as they take the fight to terrorists around the world in locations like the Philippines and Somalia.