News: Or rather, an appearance on the game's soundtrack.
Electronic Arts has announced that Linkin Park will headline the Medal of Honor soundtrack this Fall with a brand new song titled "The Catalyst." The track will also be the lead single from A Thousand Suns, the next album from the former nu-metal kings.
Gamers will be able to hear the song a months before the album's September 14 release date. That's because on August 1, it will be included in a special Medal of Honor trailer, directed by the band's Joe Hahn. The trailer will feature "a unique first-of-its-kind mix of live footage and intense modern military action from the game."
The trailer will be able to viewed on August 1 at MedalofHonor.com/linkinpark. For those who just can't wait, the site contains a short snippet of the song right now.
?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 be released for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 12.