Electronic Arts is pushing valiantly forward with the Medal of Honor franchise with the announcement of a variety of titles currently in development. Good news if you're one of the bazillion fans of World War 2 games that have been mobilizing on software shelves over the past few months. But with plenty of digital warriors already spread across the European theater, much of Medal of Honor's progeny will press the Pacific. There's love and war all around as all three consoles and the PC have MoH goodness to look forward to. Read on for some specifics.
According to the article from GamespyDaily:
"[EA] will bring its popular World War II action franchise, Medal of Honor, to Pearl Harbor this fall when it unleashes Medal of Honor Rising Sun for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube. Rising Sun will be set during the Pacific Theatre of Operations from 1941-1944, giving players a first-hand experience of what it was like to fight the Japanese from the beginnings of the attack on Pearl Harbor to the battle on the shores of the Philippine Islands."
Further, it was revealed that the PC is being called to active service as well with a new expansion to Allied Assault and "a new PC game set in the Pacific Theater of Operations."
EA also talked briefly about Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault a sequel to Medal of Honor that takes the game series to the historical and often times bloody battles in Japan. Much like Rising Sun, Pacific Assault begins with the attack on Pearl Harbor, though right now we don't know how closely both games' storylines and content will be related. Finally, EA mentioned a follow-up title to Rising Sun for next-gen consoles scheduled for a release sometime near the 2004 holiday season.
I could whine about the possibility that the PC Pacific Assault might just be a port of Rising Sun, but that would be pointlessly stupid. Some new Medal of Honor is good news all around, and you can count me in as excited by the series of announcements.