EA’S Medal of Honor Warfighter to feature new Linkin Park song2 Aug 2012
GUILDFORD, UK – August 2, 2012 – Danger Close™ Games, a studio of Electronic Arts, 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, thevideo will feature a unique mix of live action footage edited with gameplay recordings taken from Medal of Honor Warfighter.
“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 soundtrackand the ‘CASTLE OF GLASS’ musicvideo 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/.