Electronic Arts Inc. announced today that hip-hop artists Big Boi and B.o.B are bringing their talents to co-op action game, Army of TWO: The Devil’s Cartel. Not only will they be collaborating in the studio for the game’s official theme song Double or Nothing set for release in early 2013, but also 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 navigate 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 T.W.O.Contract mission that allows them to play as Big Boi and B.o.B’s characters, including custom masks and weapon skins designed by the artists themselves.
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 Goldby the Recording Industry Association of America.
Developed by Visceral Games, Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel re-sets the series 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 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.