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"
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 American hip hop recording 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 the U.S. charts and 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
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 more information on Army of TWO The
Devil's Cartel, please visit www.armyoftwo.com,
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About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services
for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones,
tablets and social networks. EA has more than 250 million registered
players and operates in 75 countries.
In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a
portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such
as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and
Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.
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