Electronic Arts and developer Danger Close have been hard at work on the next installment in the Medal of Honor series. Medal of Honor: Warfighter has received a nice visual upgrade from its predecessors, courtesy of its shiny new Frostbite 2 Engine as is evident in the new trailer released today.

The gameplay appears similar to that of 2010’s Medal of Honor, but with the visuals of Battlefield 3 to match. For the most part, it’s reminiscent of most of today’s modern first-person shooters, for better or worse.

The Warfighter trailer shows off the locations players will play through during the game’s campaign, including Bosnia, Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, and the Philippines (the latter of which is where the actual mission featured in the video takes place). The action that follows is sure to get fans of the franchise excited for the upcoming Medal of Honor: Warfighter.

Destructible environments (or at the very least pre-rendered destruction) are found in almost every portion of this gameplay trailer, and the action at the very least, is intense.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter takes place in the midst of “Global Terror” with a story written based on real events by  Tier 1 operators while on active duty, serving overseas. Terrorist organizations that use explosives known as PETN (pentaerythritol trinitrate) to do their dirty work will be one of the main focuses of the game, and one would assume that diffusing their bombs will play a central role. Of course, diffusing bombs won’t be all there is to do — that much is evident just by watching the trailer.

From what you’ve seen, can the MOH sequel compete with EA’s own Battlefield 3 and the latest Call of Duty titles?

Medal of Honor Warfighter is set to shoot up the first-person shooter scene on October 23rd for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

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