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'Medal of Honor Rising Sun' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 1:07 p.m. PST

Step into the boots of a Marine Corporal, survive the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor and engage in a life and death struggle to drive the Japanese Army from the Pacific as Electronic Arts has begun shipping Medal of Honor Rising Sun to retailers nationwide under the EA GAMES brand. The fourth console installment of the award-winning series, Medal of Honor Rising Sun is an immersive and authentic WWII experience in either single-player or multiplayer mode and is available for the PlayStation2, Xbox, and the GameCube.

Set in the Pacific Theatre of Operations from 1941-1944, Medal of Honor Rising Sun gives players the chance to experience the courage and sacrifice of those who accepted the challenge to combat Japanese Imperial forces in some of the most brutal campaigns of WWII. Players will assume the role of Marine Corporal Joseph Griffin as he survives the attack on Pearl Harbor, then joins the battle against the Japanese in the Philippines, Guadalcanal, Singapore, and Burma. Armed with a variety of authentic weapons and joined in battle by an array of historical and fictional characters including squads of allied soldiers, it’s up to players to stop the Japanese war machine in its tracks. Players can also team up with a friend in the all-new co-op multiplayer mode or battle in 4-player splitscreen mode on all consoles. Along the way, players will earn awards and medals for their meritorious service in defeating the enemy.

In a first for the Medal of Honor™ franchise, PlayStation 2 console gamers can join intense online multiplayer action for up to eight players. Players will go head to head across nine levels ranging from the jungles of the Pacific to the streets of the Orient. Players can find and join games using the EA matchmaking service and will be able to choose from a selection of Axis and Allied soldiers. Once play begins, soldiers can communicate with voice chat using a USB headset for more coordinated team play or taunting competitors. (USB headset and broadband connection required). An Internet connection, network adaptor, and memory card for the PlayStation 2 console are required for online play.

Medal of Honor Rising Sun was developed by EA Los Angeles. As with the previous Medal of Honor titles, the producers sought counsel from numerous outside expert sources to make certain the game is as historically authentic and realistic as possible. EALA continues to work closely with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society to ensure Medal of Honor Rising Sun reflects the ideals and integrity of the prestigious Medal of Honor. In addition, Capt. Dale Dye, who served as military technical advisor on the previous titles in the Medal of Honor franchise, continues his efforts with the Medal of Honor Rising Sun team to ensure the authenticity of the game.

Medal of Honor Rising Sun is rated “T” (Teen) by the ESRB and has a US MSRP of $49.99. The official Medal of Honor game website is http://www.mohrs.ea.com.

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