This year, video gamers can skateboard around as Metallica’s James Hetfield circa 1984. Next year, they can do battle against the Mexican drug cartel as Atlanta rappers Big Boi and B.o.B. Hopefully by 2014, someone will make a game involving Lou Reed and MMORPGs.
As HipHopWired points out, the two rappers not only recorded the theme song for Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel, they’ll be playable characters available in an expansion pack. Big Boi and B.o.B will appear as Tactical Worldwide Operations (T.W.O.) members Charles “Chuy” Rendall and Anthony “Baker” Barnes, respectively, as part of the Hit-Makers Kit, which also includes custom masks and weapon skins designed exclusively by the MCs.
The Army of Two Series focuses on masked mercenaries working for a private military group engaging terrorists and assorted baddies all over the world.
“I love action games, and getting a chance to star in one is definitely something I’m excited about,” B.o.B. said in a press release. “Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel has everything I’m looking for in a great game – intensity and huge explosions and destruction.” Big Boi added, “Partnering with B.o.B on the Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel theme song and inside the game has been a blast and I can’t wait to load it up, hear the song and see myself in the game.”
Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel hits stores on March 26th, 2013, and will be available for PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. “Double Or Nothing” will also be released as a single early next year.
Below, watch a trailer of the rappers in action alongside the primary protagonists Alpha and Bravo.