Those of you anxiously anticipating the Medal of Honor reboot will be pleased to hear that a release date has been announced: October 12th, 2010 for North America and October 15th, 2010 for Europe.

Yes, that’s right. You’ll be able to play the new Medal of Honor in less than half a year, before all the holiday rush. Awesome, right?

Developed by EA Los Angeles (with the multiplayer component being created by DICE) Medal of Honor is a supposedly more-realistic take on the modern warfare setting. Set in Afghanistan (as opposed to Madeupistan), Medal of Honor has you take control of a bunch of dudes known as Tier One Operators,  aka “experts in the field of violence”, where you fight the terrorist threat and, well, blow stuff up. Details for Medal of Honor are thin on the ground so far, but if you want to check out the trailer, you can do so right here.

Personally, I can’t wait for Medal of Honor. Sure, at first glance it looks incredibly similar to the Modern Warfare games, but having followed all the various news and tidbits since the title was first announced, I am pretty stoked. After all, who doesn’t want to be a complete badass? It’s why we loved Splinter Cell: Conviction (we gave it a 4/5 in our review), and I’m pretty sure it’s why I’m going to love Medal of Honor. It looks like EA LA wants to give proper respect to the real-life soldiers and lord knows they don’t get enough recognition.

So, now that Medal of Honor‘s release date has been revealed, are you excited? Do you think it looks too much like Modern Warfare? Let us know in the comments below.

Medal of Honor will be busting into your PC/PS3/Xbox 360 on October 12 for all you North Americans, and October 15 for you Europeans.

Source: Joystiq