Hip-hop stars Big Boi and B.o.B are joining forces on the official theme song for Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel, publisher Electronic Arts has announced.
The pair will be collaborating on the track ‘Double or Nothing,’ which is due for release in early 2013. Not only that, but they will also feature in the game itself, providing the voices for the characters Charles Rendall and Anthony Barnes.
In addition, EA confirmed that pre-orders place at Amazon UK will reward gamers with an exclusive Hit-Makers Kit. This gives players access to a one-of-a-kind TWO Contract mission, which lets you play as the characters portrayed by Big Boi and B.o.B, plus custom masks and weapon skins.
Visceral Games executive producer, Julian Beak, commented: “One of our primary goals with 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 theatre.”
“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 fellow gamer and songwriter, 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.”
Big Boi added: 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.”
B.o.B – real name Bobby Ray – shot to fame with his debut single ‘Nothin’ on You’ which topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. His debut album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, went gold in the U.S. following its release in April 2010.
Meanwhile, Antwan Andre Patton, aka Big Boi, worked with OutKast to release one of the most successful hip-hop albums in music history, the Grammy Award-winning Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, which has been certified 11x Platinum in the U.S.. His latest record, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, hits stores on December 11.
Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel is due out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 28, 2013.