Linkin Park Reteams With Electronic Arts on New 'Medal of Honor' Game (Video)
Co-lead vocalist Mike Shinoda has composed original in-game scores for "Warfighter," while the band included the warrior-inspired song "Castle of Glass" on its new album.
Danger Close Games, a studio of Electronic Arts, is collaborating with rock band Linkin Park once again.
The band’s co-producer and co-lead vocalist Mike Shinoda has composed original in-game scores for Medal of Honor Warfighter, having previously worked with the game maker on 2010’s Medal of Honor.
Additionally, Linkin Park has included the warrior-inspired song “Castle of Glass” on its new No. 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, the video 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 soundtrack and the ‘Castle of Glass’ music video 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.”
Said Shinoda: “Linkin Park’s involvement with the 2010 reboot of Medal of Honor was a hugely positive experience for all of us. “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 No. 1 in more than 20 countries, no other band has achieved more No. 1 albums this century. The band, which has won two Grammy Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, six MTV Europe Awards and sold more than 50 million albums worldwide with platinum sales in 34 countries, is composed of avid gamers.
Written by actual U.S. Tier 1 Operators while deployed overseas, Medal of Honor Warfighter is the latest game in a franchise that was originally conceived by Steven Spielberg as a World War II shooter. The second game in the best-selling franchise set in the modern day, Warfighter includes mission tasks like rescuing hostages in Abu Sayyaf’s stronghold in the Philippines and assaulting Al-Shabaab’s “Pirate Town” on the Somali Coast.