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Because EA's Medal of Honor: Airborne didn't turn out to be for the Wii after all (just for the PC, PS2, PS3 and Xbox 360), it was about time they revealed how the famed WWII shooting franchise would make its inevitable debut on the Nintendo Wii console. And they did - by announcing Medal of Honor: Vanguard and once again promising to "build on the key tenets of the franchise including historical accuracy and authenticity". Although I for one would rather go for fine-tuned Wiimote accuracy, than historical accuracy.

The new Medal of Honor: Vanguard may come sooner than one might expect from a game announced in late 2006, as Electronic Arts plans to release it in March 2007, for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii. Here's what they have to say about it, for now:

"Step into the boots of Frank Keegan, Corporal of the 82nd Airborne Division and engage in battles throughout Europe. From Operation Husky on the shores of Sicily to Operation Varsity inside Nazi Germany, you'll fight behind enemy lines in the epic WWII battles that turned America's first paratroopers into heroes of WWII. Featuring spectacular graphics adding to epic combat intensity, Medal of Honor Vanguard makes you the driving force in the struggle to liberate Europe. As the first game in the Medal of Honor series to be released on the Nintendo Wii platform, players can expect Medal of Honor Vanguard to take full advantage of Wii's one-of-a-kind controllers."

Vanguard is being developed by EA Los Angeles, and it already boasts an official website, with a couple of screenshots that you can view locally.

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