MEDAL OF HONOR AIRBORNE, the latest installment from EA's critically acclaimed franchise, has shipped to store shelves across North America and the U.K. for the PC and Xbox 360. The game will ship to retailers throughout Europe on Sept. 7, 2007.
"In recreating the largest airdrops in history, MEDAL OF HONOR AIRBORNE brings a dramatic change and opens up the FPS genre with the innovative airdrop experience," explained Patrick Gilmore, VP/Exec Producer at EALA. "Players have the ability to land anywhere on the battlefield, and choose their own tactics to achieve victory, delivering unprecedented variety and freedom to the combat experience."
For the first time in an FPS game, players airdrop into combat from a C-47 and land anywhere in an open battlefield. The first step is everything and the player's landing spot can dramatically change the course of battle. Conflict on the ground offers unprecedented tactical choice in vertical, open battle spaces with a wealth of attack routes and flanking opportunities.
The MEDAL OF HONOR AIRBORNE development team continues to ensure that the ideals and integrity of the prestigious Congressional Medal of Honor are accurately reflected in the game. The producers sought counsel from numerous expert sources to make certain the game is historically accurate and as true to the WWII Airborne experience as possible.
Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino, the composer for numerous film and TV projects such as LOST, ALIAS, M:I:III (2007), THE INCREDIBLES (2004), and most recently RATATOUILLE (2007), has scored the music for MEDAL OF HONOR AIRBORNE.
Developed at EA Los Angeles under the EA brand, MEDAL OF HONOR AIRBORNE is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB, 16+ by PEGI, and 18+ by USK. The Xbox 360 version has a pricetag of $59.99 and the PC version is $49.99. MEDAL OF HONOR AIRBORNE for the PlayStation 3 will ship in November. For more information on the MEDAL OF HONOR franchise, visit www.moha.ea.com.