Electronic Arts has announced plans to cross-promote Medal of Honor Warfighter with Zero Dark Thirty. The Hollywood movie is based on the real-life mission to capture or kill Osama bin Laden.
This partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment will see a $1 million minimum donation to charities benefiting war veterans. The Medal of Honor Warfighter Zero Dark Thirty Map Pack will be available for sale in North America the week of December 17 for $9.99, or free to owners of the game’s Limited Edition pack.
The Zero Dark Thirty pack will include two multiplayer maps inspired by real world locations; each sold will see $1 donated, with donations split among participating nonprofits. The first map is Darra Gun Market, set in the largest illegal arms market in the world located in Pakistan while the second map in the a remote, rugged area north of Pakistan called Chitral, governed by tribes that will not allow the Pakistani army to operate there.
“Medal of Honor Warfighter is inspired by real world events, real operations, and real warriors,” said EA COO, Peter Moore. “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.”
“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.”