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Medal of Honor Vanguard is the latest video game from EA's acclaimed Medal of HonorTM franchise, credited with pioneering the WWII first-person shooter genre after its debut in 1999. Join the ranks of the elite 82nd Airborne Division as Corporal Frank Keegan in Medal of Honor Vanguard. From Operation Husky on the shores of Sicily to your Operation Varsity airdrop inside Nazi Germany, you'll jump behind enemy lines to fight the epic WWII battles that turned America's first paratroopers into heroes of WWII. Choose from a variety of authentic, upgradeable weapons at your disposal, each with distinct characteristics. Featuring spectacular graphics and all-out combat intensity, Medal of Honor Vanguard makes you the driving force in the struggle to liberate Europe.
You play as Corporal Frank Keegan of the 82nd Airborne Division and Medal of Honor Vanguard's missions take place at some of most harrowing battles of World War II. You and your allies drop behind enemy lines, sometimes landing right on top of entrenched Axis positions.
A few of the game's locations include Operation Husky in Sicily, where the men land off-course and discover a coastal gun battery firing out on Allied ships, and Operation Varsity, the final push over the Rhine into Germany.
How important the storyline will be in the game - is it about the characters and cutscenes, or the action is the "star" of the game?
We want the player to feel like they are part of the story rather than that it's being told to them. Much of the game's story is based around events and expressing them in the most immersive way possible. One aspect of creating that experience that we're particularly proud of is the game's AI dialogue system, which really brings the frontline experience to life. With it, the AI characters regularly comment on the changing face of the battlefield. For example, allies give frequent feedback about what's going on around the player, from providing enemy locations, to yelling about a nearby grenade, to saying when it's clear to rush a machine gun nest. And besides sounding great, the dialogue informs the tactical decisions made while playing the game.
What will be the most spectacular levels, epic scenes?
The Medal of Honor series is well known for having numerous cinematic moments throughout and the team has worked hard to ensure that continues with MoH Vanguard.
The player's introduction into scenes like the beginning of Operation Husky, a night-time attack on a small town in Sicily is particularly spectacular looking.
Many people including press, and within the EALA studio have noted that what we've been able to accomplish great moments visually using the PlayStation 2 which speaks to the talents of the team we've assembled here on Vanguard.
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