As Australians, we get kinda used to being ridiculed by game developers. We either have to put up with terrible, cheesy accents and endless jokes about shrimps and barbies, or we get left out completely. EA are taking a slightly different approach, putting our special forces troops up with the rest of the best, in Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
Promising the “most authentic shooter to date”, Warfighter includes top tier soldiers such as the US SFOD-D, NAVY SEALs, US OGA, Polish GROM and Canadian JTF2, fighting alongside the Australian SASR. Even if you’re not a military fan, don’t like guns and aren’t interested in shooters, it’s still a little patriotic buzz to see our flag in its rightful spot, alongside some of the world’s greatest troops.
The air of authenticity accompanying the “up close and personal” approach to the game isn’t there by accident – Danger Close had a little help from U.S. Tier 1 Operators, who wrote the storyline while deployed overseas.
It follows the story of Preacher, who has returned from overseas deployment to find his family torn apart. He’s trying to pick up the pieces of his broken marriage when a deadly explosive penetrates civilian borders, bringing the battlefield a little too close to home.
Warfighter follows on from the 2010 reboot Medal of Honor, which took the franchise out of the World War II arena and threw them into a more modern battlefield, alongside some of the most elite U.S. troops. Now though, we’ve moved on again, stepping out of Afghanistan. “This is Tier 1 on a global scale,” promises EA.
Like many things, there is a shiny Limited Edition for Medal of Honor: Warfighter, available on all three platforms (Xbox 360, PS3 and PC). If you get in quick enough, you’ll be able to unlock the U.S. Navy SEAL Tier 1 Sniper class, as soon as the game is launched. Nice.