EA Teams Up With Hip-Hop Icons Big Boi and B.o.B in the Co-Op Action
Blockbuster Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel
Chart-Topping Artists Featured In-Game and Collaborate on Original Theme Song
“Double or Nothing”
MONTREAL -- December 07, 2012
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced today that hip-hop megastars Big
Boi and B.o.B are bringing their talents to the highly anticipated co-op
action game, Army of TWO™ The Devil's Cartel. The two stars are not only
teaming up in the studio for the collaboration of the game’s official theme
song “Double or Nothing” set for release in early 2013, but are also joining
forces in the game. The duo will play the roles of T.W.O. operatives Charles
“Chuy” Rendall (Big Boi) and Anthony “Baker” Barnes (B.o.B), helping players
blast their way through Mexico’s most dangerous cartel.
EA also announced that fans who pre-order Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel from
participating retailers* will receive an exclusive Hit-Makers Kit. This kit
will give players access to a one-of-a-kind T.W.O. Contract mission that will
allow them to play as Big Boi and B.o.B’s characters, as well as custom masks
and weapon skins designed by the artists themselves.
“One of our primary goals with Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel is to bring the
feeling of watching an action blockbuster movie to the game and adding that
great theme song really helps set the right vibe, almost like you’re in the
theater,” said Julian Beak, Executive Producer at Visceral Studios Montreal.
“And aside from a great song, Big Boi and B.o.B also delivered outstanding
performances that are really going to add to the story.”
“I love action games, and getting a chance to star in one is definitely
something I’m excited about,” said singer-songwriter and avid gamer B.o.B.
“Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel has everything I’m looking for in a great game
– intensity and huge explosions and destruction.”
“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,” said Big Boi.
Big Boi (Antwan Andre Patton) made history with OutKast from their debut,
“Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik” (1994, recorded when Big Boi was still a
teenager) to their 2003 swan song, “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below”. One of the
biggest-selling hip-hop albums in history – 11-times platinum in the U.S.,
over 15 million worldwide – “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” generated three
Grammy Awards® (including Best Rap Album and Album of the Year) and spun off
two life-changing #1 hit singles, André 3000's “Hey Ya!” and Big Boi's “The
Way You Move” (with Sleepy Brown). His new album “Vicious Lies and Dangerous
Rumors” is out on December 11.
B.o.B aka Bobby Ray is an Americanhip hoprecording artist, singer-songwriter
and record producer. After his debut single “Nothin' on You” reached number
one in both the United States and the United Kingdom, B.o.B rose to fame and
was named the ninth Hottest MC in the Game in 2010 by MTV. On April 27, 2010,
his debut album,“B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray”was released,
reaching #1 on theU.S. chartsand the album was certified Gold by the
Recording Industry Association of America.
Developed by Visceral Games, Army of TWO The Devil's Cartel re-sets the series
that pioneered the co-op experience with an action blockbuster storyline.
Players find themselves in the drug-torn streets of Mexico as Alpha and Bravo,
two operatives working for Tactical Worldwide Operations (T.W.O.), fighting
for justice against a dangerous drug cartel. Featuring both online and
split-screen co-op, Army of TWO The Devil's Cartel gives players the chance to
distinguish themselves from their friends by providing a deeper and more
advanced upgrade and customization system. From the mask that protects them in
battle to the very weapons that keep them alive, players can customize their
own Alpha and Bravo to create the deadliest mercenary team as they see fit.
Army of TWO The Devil's Cartel will be available on March 26, 2013 for the
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and
entertainment system. This product has not yet been rated by ESRB or PEGI. For
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