Medal of Honor 4 named, detailed

War is obviously good for business.

Quoting Shakespeare, no less, Electronic Arts has officially unveiled its next World War II-based Medal of Honor console title, having mentioned one was in development earlier this week during an investor conference call.

Medal of Honor: Dogs of War will be crying 'Havok!' on PS2, Xbox and Cube in spring 2005 as previously announced, and according to EA's missive "advances on the series by introducing players to a new way of playing, while still delivering a unflinching picture of warfare and its gut-wrenching brutality."

Unfortunately the publisher neglected to elaborate on what it means by "a new way of playing," but it did cough up the following bit of background on the title, which is being developed by Medal of Honor veterans EA Los Angeles:

"Europe 1942. These are desperate hours for the Allied forces as the Nazi war machine rages across a devastated European landscape. With the British on the brink, Lt. William Holt of the OSS is sent on a secret mission by order of the President of the United States. On his own, or with his squad, Holt is pivotal in helping to turn the tide in four of the most crucial battles leading to victory in Europe."

As ever, EA is working closely with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and military advisors including mainstay Captain Dale Dye in order to achieve the best results possible, and the publisher will be hoping that in dragging the conflict back to Europe it can produce a game that enjoys critical acclaim to match its commercial success - unlike last year's Rising Sun, which was savaged in some quarters despite selling through the roof.

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