A new trailer for Danger Close and EA’s forthcoming Medal of Honor sequel, Warfighter, has just been released, but rather than focusing on the flashy Frostbite 2 visuals this one is all about the multiplayer gameplay. Don’t misunderstand, the game still looks as glorious as it did during E3 2012, but now EA is trying to give multiplayer the attention it deserves.
This particular trailer focuses on the Tungawan Jungle map, which is set in the Philippines. There’s foliage galore and a ton of military vehicles ripe for destruction. In essence, it’s your prototypical map, but carries that signature sheen and polish that gamers will soon come to associate with Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
It appears that rather than focus on differentiating itself from Battlefield 3‘s multiplayer, Warfighter is making sure gamers are aware the two properties share similar DNA. While DICE helped get the first Medal of Honor’s multiplayer off the ground, this is a Danger Close undertaking, but now it has Frostbite 2.0 at the helm.
Still, it’s hard not to notice all the little similarities, even down to the sound effects, between this trailer and any of the Battlefield 3 multiplayer trailers. Obviously EA wants to piggyback off the success of Battlefield, and make sure that gamers know the two properties will share a symbiotic relationship similar in style to Treyarch and Infinity Ward’s work on Call of Duty, but perhaps they could have made the similarities between the two a little less apparent.
Speaking strictly in regards to the map however, it looks like the perfect showpiece for Frostbite 2.0 and shows off something a little different than the urban environments gamers are so used to seeing. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a Medal of Honor: Warfighter trailer if it didn’t conclude with a big explosion.
What do you think of the Tungawan Jungle map featured in Medal of Honor: Warfighter? Do the game’s visual similarities to Battlefield make you more or less excited for the game?
Medal of Honor: Warfighter releases October 23, 2012 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.