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EA Announces Medal of Honor: Rising Sun

by Daniel Bloodworth - March 3, 2003, 11:23 pm PST
Total comments: 5 Source: EA Press Release

For the first time, Rising Sun takes Medal of Honor to the Pacific and introduces an all new co-op mode.

EA Storms the Pacific This Fall with Medal of Honor Rising Sun

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 3, 2003 - Step into the boots of a Marine Corporal, survive the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, and drive the Japanese Army from the Pacific in Medal of HonorTM Rising Sun from Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS). Developed by EALA, Medal of Honor Rising Sun creates an immersive and authentic WWII experience in either single-player or multi-player modes. Medal of Honor Rising Sun will be available for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo GameCubeTM and the XboxTM video game system from Microsoft in the fall of 2003.

Set for the first time in the Pacific Theatre of Operations from 1941-1944, Medal of Honor Rising Sun gives players a sense of the courage it took to fight the Japanese from Pearl Harbor to the shores of the Philippine Islands. Players will assume the role of Marine Corporal Joseph Griffin, as he survives the attack on Pearl Harbor, leads the assault of Guadalcanal, and finally rescues his brother from a Japanese POW camp in the Philippines. Armed with his wits and a variety of authentic weapons, it's up to players to stop the Japanese war machine in its tracks. Players can even team up with a friend in the all-new co-op multiplayer mode to battle the Japanese forces. Along the way, players will earn awards and medals for their meritorious service in defeating the enemy.

As with the original Medal of HonorTM, the producers sought council from numerous outside sources to make certain the game is as historically authentic and realistic as possible. EALA continues to work closely with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society to ensure Medal of Honor Rising Sun reflects the ideals and integrity of the prestigious Medal of Honor. In addition, Capt. Dale Dye, who served as military technical advisor on the previous titles in the Medal of Honor franchise, continues his efforts with the Medal of Honor Rising Sun team to ensure the authenticity of the game.

Talkback

Grey NinjaMarch 03, 2003

Another game I will have to check out. (But not the type I would buy). I also still have to play Frontline....

DjunknownMarch 04, 2003

I have to have to say ditto. with the exception of Time Splitters 2, most of the Shooters have this 'Authentic' theme to them. Make them as real as possible. Wonder if the Japanese might get offended?

Wonder if the Germans got offended in Frontline?

muzeinMarch 04, 2003

The only thing offensive about how the Germans were portrayed was how bad they sucked in Frontline face-icon-small-wink.gif

Seriously though..as long as the game doesnt go into politics (games shouldnt) its just soldiers fighting soldiers.
Personally..I am always upset by the vast majority of WWII shooters on Consoles and PC, since I am such a WWII Buff they are always to "casual gamer"

reyontoyenyMarch 04, 2003

Since I played Frontline, I have been a fan of the Medal of Honor series. I hope they don't change the engine for Rising Sun.

manunited4eva22March 05, 2003

In MOH:AA there was some german that was badly translated, but it was in there. Will be interested to see what kind of stuff is in Rising sun...

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