Electronic Arts has ordered its Medal of Honor franchise to report for duty in war-torn Afghanistan.
The new first-person shooter game - expected in 2010 - will introduce a relatively unknown entity known as the Tier 1 Operator. The enigmatic special forces operative is apparently well known for assuming command of missions that "no one else can handle."
"[Our] development team has been working closely with Tier 1 Operators from the US Special Operations Community since the earliest stages of development to create the most authentic modern war experience," EA explained in an official statement.
"Set against the backdrop of a rugged and brutal Afghan landscape, Medal of Honor depicts modern military operations through the lens of a small band of fictional characters. Inspired by real events, Medal of Honor reveals the mission of today's most elite American soldier – his will, his mindset and his uncompromising professionalism."
According to EA, Medal of Honor will feature a best-in-class single player campaign, as well as world-class multiplayer experience.
"When we first set out to reinvent Medal of Honor, we wanted to stay true to its roots of authenticity and respect for the soldier but bring it into today's war," said company spokesperson Greg Goodrich.
??"The Tier 1 Operator is the most disciplined, deliberate and prepared warrior on the battlefield. He is a living, breathing, precision instrument of war. We are honored to have the rare opportunity to work closely with these men to create a game that shares their experience."