Medal of Honor: Warfighter coming in October

Update: EA’s released the first bit of promotional art from the game:

Original story: The Medal of Honor reboot was, in my opinion, one of those few games in the genre that managed to ship a better single-player campaign than a multiplayer experience. And judging by the way it ended, it was only a matter of time before a sequel was properly announced and made official.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter. That’s the alleged name given to the sequel, as described in the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine. Danger Close will once again be at the helm of development, but unlike last time, the studio will be crafting the multiplayer portion of the game in-house rather than have DICE do it. The studio will also design the single-player campaign by itself, just as it did the last time.

In addition, reports also suggest that DICE’s Frostbite 2 engine — which drives the likes of Battlefield 3 and Need for Speed: The Run — will unsurprisingly be the one to power the game.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter is expected to hit store shelves come October later this year, most likely a few weeks before we get our annual dose of Duty.

Of course, we already knew most of the above, didn’t we?