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Linkin Park to feature on EA game soundtrackBy Hanleigh Daniels 28 July 2010 | Categories: news
Electronic Arts (EA) announced yesterday that Grammy award-winning rock band Linkin Park will feature on the in-game soundtrack for the latest Medal of Honor videogame. The band’s lead song off their new album A Thousand Suns, entitled ‘The Catalyst’, will be used in an exclusive trailer for the game.
This trailer is directer by Joe Hahn who is also the DJ for Linkin Park. In the trailer, which will be released on 1 August via the game’s site, live footage is mixed with military action scenes from Medal of Honor. Fans of the band and game can also get a preview of the track.
“Medal of Honor marks the beginning of an innovative new relationship between EA and Linkin Park,” said Steve Schnur, worldwide executive, Music and Music Marketing, EA. “I’ve personally known the band since 1999, and they have always been an intensely creative group who understand the power of videogames and have wanted to explore and expand the medium’s possibilities.
“The Catalyst is one of the most anticipated tracks of the year, and the combination of this new song and Joe Hahn’s distinctive visual dynamic re-sets the bar in our commitment to bringing together landmark EA games with artists whose talents go far beyond music.”
“This is a unique, creative association for us and a collaboration that we are excited about,” said Joe Hahn, trailer director and DJ for Linkin Park. “The opportunity to help introduce ‘The Catalyst’ via the new Medal of Honor game creates a new bond between EA, our fans, and the band’s overall vision for the new digital frontier. We are enormously proud of the music on A Thousand Suns and are excited to have created an exclusive trailer around the lead track.”
Medal of Honor will take to the battlefield on 12 October 2010 in the US and 15 October 2010 in Europe on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 as well as the PC.
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