You know, everyone gives Hollywood a hard time about reboots, but videogames have kind of been doing for years. Many of the games we played and loved as kids have since been remade/rebooted into new franchises, with entirely new graphics, but trying to capture the essence of what made the original famous. Ninja Gaiden, Rygar, Bionic Commando…hell, even Frogger and Pitfall have seen multiple remakes done.
Still, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 burning up the sales charts like a napalm bomb ($310 million in sales on day one), it was only a matter of time before the original WWII first person shooter (well, not the original … technically Wolfenstein is a WWII shooter) did their next-gen reboot, and in 2010, we’ll be getting our hands on the new Medal of Honor game.
Titled just Medal of Honor, EA is definitely trying to push this as a reboot of the franchise. Instead of being set in WWII, the game will take place in modern day Afghanistan, and focus on a Tier 1 Operator, a special ops agent of the highest level in the American government.
I’ve never been a huge fan of either Call of Duty or Medal of Honor, but just because I’m not big on war games. Still, I hear that they’re great, and that new Call of Duty sure does look pretty awesome. I’m sure the new Medal of Honor will knock our socks off.
More information at Newsarama.