This week is a huge week for Medal of Honor™ Warfighter. With the release of our full gameplay trailer we have decided to forego the reveal of our next product partner and instead go back to London Bridge Trading and reveal the second of our four featured units in single player.
Those of you who were watching closely may have noticed there is a single frame of the image moments before the Warfighter logo reveal at the end of the trailer.
So without any further hesitation, we bring you Task Force Blackbird!
I have always found it somewhat difficult finding the proper balance when discussing the Tier 1 units we are honoring in Medal of Honor. First and foremost, since we are dealing with individuals who live and work behind the black fence, we must adhere to certain rules when speaking about these units. Even if we did know the details (which we do not) we would never divulge any information that would be deemed sensitive to members of this community. Therefore the details are never discussed. Full stop.
When speaking about “Task Force Blackbird” it is especially difficult. What we do know - from a multitude of publicly available histories, fromvarious reports, and from discussions with our consultants - is that effective counterterrorism almost always relies on a close partnership between special operations and intelligence. Task Force Blackbird is our approximation of this relationship. It is also our way honoring the men and women of the Intelligence Community.
As one of our consultants describes it, operational units like Task Force Blackbird are a "CT symphony" - Tier 1 personnel from the military operating jointly alongside spies, analysts and techs from the Intelligence Community - where disparate talents and capabilities are brought together to accomplishmore together than they ever could separately.
Task Force Blackbird in our story is a low visibility, clandestine, special operations team made up of veteran Tier 1 Operators and intelligence personnel with extensive specialised training in fieldcraft to carry out operations in non-permissive environments.
I think that should be good enough.
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Medal of Honor Warfighter will be available worldwide on October 23, 2012 for the Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and PC.