March 7, 2012 by Paul Curtin
It looks like Call of Duty‘s annual release (most likely Black Ops 2) is once again going to have some “competition” from another modern shooter series using the stunning Frostbite 2 engine. After Electronic Arts’ Battlefield 3 did about as well as another game could do against the sales juggernaut that is Call of Duty, the Medal of Honor series is tagging back in after getting its ass kicked two years ago when it tried taking on Black Ops with its Modern Warfare clone.
The just announced Medal of Honor: Warfighter is again being developed by 2010’s MoH developer, Danger Close, but this time using the same updated Frostbite 2 engine that easily helped put Battlefield 3 ahead of Modern Warfare 3 in the visuals department and make BF3 the best looking game of 2011. Warfighter is also said by developers to deal more with the sacrifices that people in elite units must often make, including higher divorce rates and estranged children, and be a deeper level of story and emotion that games haven’t always been able to tap into with its lead characters being more than just men with guns.
Check out the official announcement trailer for Medal of Honor: Warfighter, which is set for release on October 23, 2012, for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.