Electronic Arts Ships Medal Of Honor Underground In The US

EA goes behind enemy lines with Medal of Honor Underground for the PlayStation, the next chapter to the popular World War 2-inspired game.

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Medal of Honor Underground begins in 1940, not long after Germany crushed the French military and overran the country. Gamers are introduced to Manon who has just witnessed her house destroyed and hometown occupied. With nothing left to lose, she joins one of the many clandestine resistance movements that have taken root throughout her homeland during the early days of the occupation. Over the course of the game players will experience her ascent from a na´ve volunteer to a seasoned veteran who is ultimately recruited by the Americans for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), where she will eventually play a key role in the Liberation of Paris.

In order for the game to authentically portray the experience of woman in the French Resistance as well as the OSS, producers contacted and met with Elizabeth McIntosh, author of Sisterhood of Spies, Margaret Weitz, author of Sisters in the Resistance and French Resistance veteran and author of Spyglass: An Autobiography Helene Deschamps-Adams. Through the inspiration of these individuals, Electronic Arts ("EA") and DreamWorks aim to ensure that Medal of Honor Underground skilfully and accurately portrays the heroic contribution of women during the course of World War II.

Developed by DreamWorks Interactive, Medal of Honor Underground for the PlayStation console features over 24 levels of fully realized 3-D worlds encompassing seven missions in which the player must accomplish specific objectives and goals in order to succeed and advance. Medal of Honor Underground carries an ESRB rating of "T" for Teen and a MSRP of US$39.99.