Electronic Arts today announced Medal of Honor Airborne, the newest installment in the long running franchise. The big news here is not that another Medal of Honor game was announced, but rather that one of the platforms it was announced for is the PlayStation 3. It will also be available for the PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, and PC. No firm release date was given, but EA did say the game would ship in winter 2006.
Here's a blurb about the game from the press release :
Step into the boots of Boyd Travers, Private First Class of the 82nd Airborne Division and engage in battles throughout Europe. From rocky beginnings in Sicily to war-winning triumphs in Germany, each mission begins behind enemy lines, with an intense and fully interactive airdrop. Your ability to determine your own starting point dramatically changes the way each mission plays out. View the entire operation from the air, and then control your parachute to choose your landing spot. On the ground, gather your senses and assess the terrain. A wide variety of authentic, customizable weapons are at your disposal, each with distinct characteristics. Choose your path in this free roaming FPS environment. Medal of Honor Airborne will also feature exceptionally photo-realistic characters, adding to the intensity of the cinematic, story-driven game.
“Medal of Honor Airborne is a step in a new direction for the franchise. While integrating our state-of-the-art, next-gen technology into every aspect of the game, we are introducing innovations that will redefine the series and impact the genre as a whole," explained Patrick Gilmore, VP and Executive Producer at EALA. “By fully controlling the airdrop from your very first step through landing, Medal of Honor Airborne adds a new dimension of player choice by letting you decide where every mission begins and how it plays out.”
Though the series has been a bit lackluster lately, it's still a big franchise, and it's great to see more and more games announced for the PS3. We'll have all the details on this one as its release date gets closer.