Following the inclusion of Eminem on a Modern Warfare 2 trailer, and his upcoming appearance in Call of Duty: Black Ops (a track from new album Recovery will be in the game, although I’m not sure how that fits into the setting), EA have decided that they need a musical mascot for their own new flagship shooter. Unfortunately, they have chosen Linkin Park.
I’m kidding, I’m sure there are lots of people out there who love the ‘Park! Anyway, their track ‘The Catalyst’ from upcoming album ‘A Thousand Suns’ will be appearing in the game, and to celebrate the fact, EA have released a new trailer for the game. It’s pretty much all footage we’ve already seen, but this time Linkin-accompanied.
That isn’t the end of the connection with the game though – the band’s Joe Hahn is currently working on some kind of music video/trailer/advert mashup to be posted on the official Medal of Honor website on the 1st of August, before the song itself is released the following day.
I wonder whether we should be expecting this with all major shooter releases now, or if Activision and EA are just going through a phase.
Source: Press Release.