Electronic Arts and Sony Pictures will be collaborating on a cross-promotional incentive that will see the movie, ‘Zero Dark Thirty‘ tie-in with Medal of Honor: Warfighter. How exactly? The Zero Dark Thirty map pack will be released as DLC for the game and include two multiplayer maps based on locations from the film. Zero Dark Thirty will be directed by Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow (Hurt Locker) and will focus on the 10 year hunt for Osama bin Laden.
Both maps will have you roaming around real life areas within Pakistan, with a very heavy tribal presence, so you will be in the thick of it. The first map ‘Darra Gun Market’ is a flourishing arms bazaar with no police presence and is based on two principles – hospitality and revenge. The second map ‘Chitral Compound’, which sits in the far north of Pakistan, is a remote area once believed to be a Bin Laden hideout and where the Pakistan Army will not enter out of fear.
“Working with Project HONOR is a meaningful way for us to continue our support for combat veterans throughout the armed services,” said Mark Boal, writer-producer of Zero Dark Thirty. “We are thrilled to be a part of this effort, and we’re humbled that EA is stepping up to the plate with such a significant contribution.”
Peter Moore, Chief Operating Officer at EA also weighed in on the collaboration with Sony Pictures, “Medal of Honor Warfighter is inspired by real world events, real operations, and real warriors. We’ve teamed up with Sony Pictures Entertainment to give back to the Special Operations community in honor of the sacrifices they and their families have made for their country and to connect people to the story of the greatest manhunt our world has seen.”
Electronic Arts will also be donating a portion of the map pack sales to charities benefiting the nation’s armed services and their families, with a minimum of $1 million dollars to be given. If you want to download the Zero Dark Thirty map pack, it will be available in North America on December 17th at a price of $9.99 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
You can check out the trailer for the Zero Dark Thirty map pack below. Make sure to leave your thoughts in the comment section below and as always … happy gaming comrades!