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Medal of Honor: Warfighter maps to tie-in with Bin Laden movie

Zero Dark Thirty pack to raise "minimum" $1m for charities

EA has announced plans to cross-promote Medal of Honor: Warfighter alongside Zero Dark Thirty, a Hollywood movie based on the real-life special forces mission to capture or kill Osama bin Laden.

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The partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment will take the form of a Medal of Honor map pack and result in a $1 million minimum donation to charities benefiting North America's 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.

Players that pre-order Medal of Honor Warfighter before the game launches on October 23 are ensured a copy of the Limited Edition.

The Zero Dark Thirty pack will include two multiplayer maps inspired by real world locations and for each sold EA will donate $1, with donations split among participating nonprofits.

The first map is Darra Gun Market, set in Pakistan's "flourishing arms bazaar." Darra is the largest illegal arms market in the world, with no police allowed to enter and laws made by a tribal leader.

The second map in the ZDT pack is Chitral, which is a remote, rugged area north of Pakistan governed by tribes that will not allow even the Pakistani army to operate there.

In Europe, the Pakistan maps and SEAL team 6 inspired weapon loadouts will be included in the Medal of Honor Warfighter The Hunt Map Pack, also available the week of December 17 for £7.99.

EA COO, Peter Moore said of the pack: "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."

Mark Boal, writer-producer of Zero Dark Thirty added: "Working with Project HONOR is a meaningful way for us to continue our support for combat veterans throughout the armed services. 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."

The Medal Of Honor: Warfighter release date is set for October 23 in North America and in Europe on October 26.

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