Electronic Arts today announced an agreement with the Jeep brand to include authentic WWII era Jeep vehicles in “Medal of Honor Airborne” for Playstation 2, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The only specific Jeep mentioned by name is the iconic Willys-Overland Jeep which will be fully drivable by players in stages designed around vehicular missions.
EA describes the role of Jeep as follows: Jeep played an integral role in the war effort as an indispensable tool in tracking the enemy, exchanging information and moving troops. Over 350,000 Willys Jeep vehicles were built and used during WWII, and at one point the assembly line was pushing out one vehicle every 90 seconds. When driving a Willys Jeep in Medal of Honor Airborne, the player can choose to use it as a mode of transportation, or as a mobile attack platform taking full advantage of a variety of mounted weapons. Authentic to their use in WWII, the Willys Jeep will be able to access more areas than the other drivable vehicles featured in Medal of Honor Airborne, because of Jeep vehicle’s superior four-wheel drive off-road capabilities.
“Medal of Honor Airborne” is scheduled to be in stores this upcoming holiday season.