Basilan featured in new gameplay trailer

Posted at 09/17/2012 4:59 PM | Updated as of 09/17/2012 5:39 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Military men are tasked to infiltrate the capitol building of Basilan in the newly released gameplay trailer of the first-person shooter “Medal of Honor: Warfighter.”

The “Basilan” video starts with a scene featuring the hostages and their abductors as observed from afar by the military men, who are planning their next move.

After killing one of the enemies with a sniper, the group approaches the capitol building to rescue the hostages.

The cutscenes end as the game lets the player take control of a character, who is tasked to make it to the building without being killed.

The action-packed gameplay features several explosions and voiceovers in Tagalog such as “Tara na!”, “Hindi siya gumagalaw,” “Pinatay nila si Manong” and “Sige, sige!”

Last June, EA released a trailer for “Medal of Honor: Warfighter,” which showed the Philippines among the “global terror” spots, putting it alongside Yemen, Bosnia, Somalia and Pakistan.

It also showed that players will be required to rescue hostages from an Abu Sayyaf stronghold in Basilan.

The Abu Sayyaf gained notoriety for kidnapping tourists in the southern islands of the Philippines. It is linked to Al-Qaeda, a global militant Islamist organization founded by Osama bin Laden.

“Medal of Honor: Warfighter,” which will be available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox, Nintendo Wii U and personal computers on October 23, lets players choose from Tier-1 special forces units from ten countries such as the Navy SEALs in the United States, Joint Task Force 2 in Canada, and Kommando Spezialkrafte in Germany.

The game is a direct sequel to the 2010 series reboot titled “Medal of Honor.”

View the “Basilan” gameplay trailer below.