EA's upcoming Medal of Honor will be taking on Call of Duty: Black Ops by releasing a full month before it.
EA will be rebooting the Medal of Honor franchise this year with the totally original idea of bringing it to modern times. With this trailer, titled "Leave a Message," EA has revealed that Medal of Honor will be released on October 12, 2010.
It's actually a neat idea for a trailer, mimicking the Omaha Beach landing but swapping the Higgins Boat for a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter and the shores of France with the Shahi-Kot Valley. War never changes. I learned that from Fallout. With the mystery revolving the story of Black Ops, I'm wondering which will pull off a better narrative.
And while war might never change, people will always love to play it. It's being said that Medal of Honor's October 12 release date will allow it to beat the recently revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops to the punch, putting EA's war game a month ahead in gamer consciousness due to Black Ops's November 9 release date. This is sort of EA's "lol" to the Black Ops announcement.
However, because Medal of Honor has been out of the public eye for so long, it straight up needed to come out before Call of Duty: Black Ops to make a heavy impression. Medal of Honor will sell regardless, but up against the biggest military shooter series of all time, even though Black Ops is not developed by Infinity Ward, I think we all know it probably would have sold less. Either way, people are going to buy Medal of Honor, and people are going to buy Black Ops. Each should give players plenty of reasons to shoot each other for no reason.