Well, this seems kind of….crass? Given the sensitive nature of the geopolitical sphere at the moment, turning an already potentially controverisal movie into a multiplayer, virtually high-fiving your bros online video game seems a bit flippant. But, given the limited tie-in opportunities for Kathryn Bigelow‘s “Zero Dark Thirty,” we suppose Universal had to take what they could get.
Electronic Arts has announced that those of you with “Medal of Honor: Warfighter” will be able to buy official “Zero Dark Thirty” multiplayer maps based on locations from the movie to add on to your game. The two areas — Darra Gun Market (see above) and Chitral Compound — will allow players to roam and explore two particular sections of Pakistan. The former is an arms bazaar while the latter is a remote area feared by the Pakistan army, and believed to be where Bin Laden had a hideout.
No matter what you think about this, at least some of the proceeds of $9.99 package will be going to a good cause, with at least $1 million earmarked for charities that benefit the armed services and their families. You can pretend to hunt Bin Laden yourself when the add-on becomes available on December 17th or see the movie later on December 19th. [ZoKnowsGaming]