EA announces that Medal of Honor Airborne for the PC and Xbox 360 is parachuting
into stores in North America and the UK:
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., September
4, 2007 – Get ready to get airborne! Medal of Honor Airborne™, the latest
installment from EA’s critically-acclaimed Medal of Honor™ franchise has shipped
to store shelves across North America and the UK for the PC and Xbox 360™
videogame and entertainment system. The game will ship to retailers throughout
Europe on September 7. Medal of Honor Airborne is set to redefine the series and
will change the way shooters are played. Medal of Honor Airborne offers a
dramatically different approach to FPS games with its unprecedented non-linear
“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 and Executive 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 a 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 has scored the music for Medal of Honor
Airborne. An esteemed composer for numerous film and TV projects such as “Lost”,
“Alias,” M:i:III (2007), The Incredibles (2004), and most recently Ratatouille
(2007), Giacchino has been repeatedly recognized for his contributions to
theatrical composition and score. As the original composer and creator of the
memorable theme music for the Medal of Honor series, he helped set the bar for
using music to bring emotion into gaming. Giacchino’s extraordinary talents and
musical sensibility have been utilized once again to bring a new dimension to
the WWII FPS experience of 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 US MSRP of $59.99 and the PC version has a US MSRP of $49.99.
Medal of Honor Airborne for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system will
ship in November. For more information on Medal of Honor Airborne and the Medal
of Honor franchise, please visit:
www.moha.ea.com. Please visit EA’s press site at
www.info.ea.com for information about all
of EA’s games.