LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Danger Close™ Games, a studio of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), today announced a remarkable cross-collaboration between Medal of Honor™ Warfighter and worldwide #1 rock band Linkin Park. The band’s co-producer and co-lead vocalist Mike Shinoda has composed powerful, original in-game scores for Medal of Honor Warfighter that will add depth and emotion to an already intense gameplay experience. Additionally, Linkin Park has included the warrior-inspired song “CASTLE OF GLASS” on their new #1 album, LIVING THINGS. Consistent with the dramatic themes and authentic action within the game, the song “CASTLE OF GLASS” looks at the life of a soldier and the forthcoming video elaborates on the many sacrifices they and their families make. Debuting this October, the concept for Linkin Park’s “CASTLE OF GLASS” music video is the result of direct collaboration between members of Linkin Park and Danger Close Games. Produced by Digital Domain and Danger Close, the video will feature a unique mix of live action footage edited with gameplay recordings taken from Medal of Honor Warfighter.
“The opportunity to take this creative collaboration several steps further was something that we knew we had to be a part of.”
“Linkin Park has always shown a great deal of respect and gratitude for our servicemen and women, many of whom are fans of their music,” said Greg Goodrich, Executive Producer of Medal of Honor. “Partnering with them for the Medal of Honor Warfighter soundtrack and the ‘CASTLE OF GLASS’ music video is a natural fit for us. We have shared values and respect for these heroes from many different nations – and their families – who serve on our behalf around the world.”
“Linkin Park’s involvement with the 2010 reboot of Medal of Honor was a hugely positive experience for all of us,” said Mike Shinoda. “The opportunity to take this creative collaboration several steps further was something that we knew we had to be a part of.”
In the span of time since 2000, when Linkin Park debuted on the Billboard 200, no other artist has had more top 10 singles on the Alternative chart and with the release of their latest album, LIVING THINGS, which reached #1 in over 20 countries; no other band has achieved more #1 albums this century. The band has won two Grammy Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, six MTV Europe Awards and sold over 50+ million albums worldwide with Platinum sales in 34 countries. On their most recent touring cycle, Linkin Park played to over 1 million people in 73 shows on 5 continents. For more information on Linkin Park please visit http://www.linkinpark.com/.
Written by actual U.S. Tier 1 Operators while deployed overseas, Medal of Honor Warfighter is set to deliver this year’s most authentic military shooter experience inspired by real people, real places and real operations. From rescuing hostages in Abu Sayyaf’s stronghold in the Philippines to assaulting Al-Shabaab’s “Pirate Town” on the Somali Coast, Medal of Honor Warfighter puts players in the boots of today’s most highly trained and skilled warriors to experience missions that have an intense sensory connection to real world terrorist threats. Powered by the ground-breaking Frostbite™ 2 engine, Medal of Honor Warfighter features genuine international hotspots in the single player campaign and introduces international Tier 1 Operators from 10 different nations in multiplayer allowing players to show their national pride online.
Medal of Honor Warfighter will be available in North America on October 23 and in Europe on October 26 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. For more information on Medal of Honor Warfighter and be sure to visit www.medalofhonor.com, and www.facebook.com/medalofhonor, or follow on Twitter™ at www.twitter.com/medalofhonor. Press assets are available at www.info.ea.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and social networks. EA has more than 220 million registered players and operates in 75 countries.
In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.
About Linkin Park
LINKIN PARK is a Grammy-Award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band comprised of lead vocalist, Chester Bennington, drummer/percussionist, Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell, DJ, programmer Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda - lead vocals, keyboards, guitar. The band has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, and is the biggest band on Facebook - with over 43 million fans and counting. In the span of time since 2000, when Linkin Park debuted on the Billboard 200 – no other artist has had more top 10 singles on the Alternative chart and, with the release of their latest album, LIVING THINGS (Machine Shop Recordings /Warner Bros), which reached #1 in over 20 countries, no other band has achieved more #1 albums this century. In 2005, Linkin Park founded Music For Relief, a 501 © (3) non-profit organization that has raised over 5 million dollars for victims of natural disasters and environmental projects. www.linkinpark.com
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