EA combats Activision's inclusion of a soulful song from Eminem's new album in Call of Duty: Black Ops with the inclusion of a soulful song from Linkin Park's new album in Medal of Honor.
Is there some unwritten rule that big-name first-person shooter releases must contain a new song from musical artists I stopped caring about long ago? If so, might I suggest Nickelback for Ubisoft's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier?
As Activision did with Eminem, EA is doing with the modern Medal of Honor, tapping Linkin Park to provide a tune from their upcoming album for the game. The album is A Thousand Suns, and the song is "The Catalyst." You can listen to a little of it in the video below.
See? It's very soulful and deep, even though it sounds like a lot of the other deep and soulful songs released over the past decade.
Not only is the song appearing in the game, it'll also be featured in a full-length music video directed by Linkin Park's Joe Hahn. The video will appear on the Medal of Honor website on August 1, one day before it hits the radio and iTunes.
Medal of Honor will be on store shelves on October 12. Linkin Park's A Thousand Suns will be in stores on September 14.
It's times like this I like to imagine an Ubisoft PR rep somewhere reading this and gasping, "He knows!"