I'll be honest - I'm a little bored of WWII shooters. In fact, I'm more than a little bored of them. Call of Duty
, Medal of Honor
and the piles and piles of attached expansion packs have slowly sapped away and destroyed my desire to experience the gritty, dirty reality of war.
The new Medal of Honor
game though, Airborne
, may just be able to woo me back toward the genre.
Unlike a lot of people though, I'm not altogether that fussed about the parachute jumps which look to be a massive part of the gameplay and allow players to choose the starting location for the level. No, what's grabbed me by the cojones is the weapons system which allows players to upgrade the various authentic firearms littering the landscape. A scope here, a silencer there - these are the things which really impress a man like me.
Best of all though, EA has just announced when the demo for the game will be touching down and what we can expect to see within it.
Available for 360 and PC, but with no PS3 demo on the horizon just yet, the demo will be distributed via Xbox Live and the official website
. The demo for both platforms will be available on August 23rd.
The demo for the highly anticipated shooter will comprise a single level from the singleplayer game. The level in question will be part of the Operation Husky campaign, which saw soldiers parachuting onto the island of Sicily in an attempt to sabotage the anti-aircraft facilities of the island. The level will showcase a selection of objectives, including assassination and demolition tasks.
There is a bit of bad news though as the game, which was originally scheduled for a late August release similar to Bioshock
, has now been pushed back to September 6th.
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