Medal of Honor Marching On


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. 

- Elysium



Thank god for that...I can finally stop referring to Rising Sun as "as yet untitled entry into the MOH franchise that I'm currently working on." Needless to say, it was a bit of a mouthful.

Us "So, Naked how's that Medal of Honor title you're working on?"

Him "What?  I don't know what you're talking about."

Us "Damn!  We almost had him that time."


You see, if you'd plied me with fine foreign beverages, things would've been different...

EA Producer "So, Naked, why'd you leak the information..."

Me: "...s'not my fault, liquors drunkened me"

EA Producer "Buy him out boys!"

(evil laughter and screaming)

I hope they don't introduce the say type of mechanics that we saw in the Germany campaigns.  I am sure they won't.  I'd assume heavy research will be done on the type of tactics used in the Pacific.  Are we going to see island hopping?  (Yes, my knowledge of the Pacific War goes only as far as the Discovery Channel specials :)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

A side note: JESUS, GUYS!  I love this site.  I was visiting EA all this time and completely forgot about this site.  My bad.  Keep up the work.  Hiring?


I'm afraid we're not hiring for the moment, especially not guys who forget about little old us