EA and GovX have teamed up for a military edition of “Medal of Honor: Warfighter,” on sale exclusively to verified military personnel, at GovX.com.
The Medal of Honor Warfighter Military Edition will be released on Oct. 23, 2012. According to a news release, this will be the first time a major video game release will offer a special edition that will only be available to verified active, reserve, retired and former military personnel, not the general public.
The game’s release will benefit various military-related foundations. A portion of GovX’s proceeds from Medal of Honor Warfighter Military Edition game sales will be donated to GovX military foundation partners, including the Air Force Association and AFA Veteran Benefits Association, Marine Corps Association & Foundation, and National Association for Uniformed Services, among others, according to the release. In partnership with Electronic Arts, GovX will also contribute to the Navy SEAL Foundation and Special Operations Warrior Foundation, the release states.
“This is a uniquely exceptional video game, precisely the kind of game to lead the industry with a privileged Military Edition,” said Tony Farwell, President and a founder of GovX, Inc., in the news release. “Not only is Medal of Honor a massively popular game franchise, it’s a more personal, plot-based game with a deep pathos and authenticity that serves to further heighten our respect for those who serve. This exclusive Medal of Honor Warfighter Military Edition represents a new step for major game franchises, and Electronic Arts again leads the industry by creating a privileged version for our military.”
Here’s how the game is described by GovX:
Written by U.S. Tier 1 Operators while deployed overseas and inspired by real world events, Medal of Honor Warfighter delivers an up close and personal look at today’s battlefield and the fight against the ongoing global terror threat. From rescuing hostages in Abu Sayyaf’s stronghold in the Philippines to assaulting Al-Shabaab’s “Pirate Town” on the Somali Coast, Medal of Honor Warfighter puts players in the boots of today’s most highly trained and skilled warriors to experience missions that have a dotted line to real world terrorist threats. Powered by the ground-breaking Frostbite™ 2 engine, Medal of Honor Warfighter features real world hotspots in the single player campaign and introduces international Tier 1 Operators from 10 different nations in multiplayer allowing players to show their national pride online. Medal of Honor Warfighter Military Edition includes the Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition containing the U.S. Navy SEAL Tier 1 Sniper multiplayer unlock, as well as exclusive in-game unlocks, including use of the Project HONOR camouflage pattern.
For more information, visit www.govx.com/mohw .
- Matt Price