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Medal of Honor reboot will be first M-rated game in series

Submitted by on Thursday, 17 December 20093 Comments

Medal of HonorConfirming what we already knew by looking at the box, EA’s Medal of Honor restart will be the first M-rated game of the long and respected series.

Of course this isn’t the only monumental shift the game will be experiencing.

It’s no secret what EA are trying to achieve with rebooting the Medal of Honor franchise and setting it during a modern conflict. You only have to look at the sales of Activision’s Modern Warfare 2 to realise that there is an extreme appetite among gamers right now for more shooters of this type.

The switch of setting is a big departure for the Medal of Honor series; leaving behind its traditional roots of WWII combat but, as mentioned on CinemaBlend, it’s another sea-change for the franchise regarding how it plans to compete with a more mature and bloody counterpart which is more telling.

As the recent trailer confirmed, this Medal of Honor is just as visceral and graphic as war can be. And as Modern Warfare 2 for that matter. As an M-rated game, expect the playing field between Medal of Honor and Call of Duty to be completely even.

Executive producer Greg Goodrich explains:

“This will be the very first (M) rated Medal of Honor.¬†However, we will always be grounded by our core tenets of authenticity and respect for the soldier.”

We also get confirmation that the recent trailer is 100% gameplay footage. So, yes, you’ll be able to pilot a chopper and drive an ATV in the game.

“At minimum, you can expect the [vehicular gameplay sequences] that you saw in the trailer.”

Sounds good to us.