Activision Announces A Line Up Of Award-Winning Musical Talent To Feature In Upcoming Games

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Activision has announced that its highly anticipated games Call of Duty: Black Ops, DJ Hero 2, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and True Crime: Hong Kong will feature music from some of the most popular and successful recording artists including Grammy Award winners Usher, Eminem, Soundgarden, Pharrell Williams, David Guetta and other world-renowned musical talents. “Activision’s fall titles are set to give gamers an unparalleled musical experience,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard.

Players will party together this fall, firing up two turntables and a microphone in DJ Hero 2. DJ Hero 2 spins together the hottest tracks blazing up the charts and legendary club anthems from the biggest artists in pop, dance and hip hop including R&B superstar Usher’s chart-topping hit ‘OMG’. The game will feature a host of new world-class DJ’s, including an in-game appearance and hit music from David Guetta.

Recently reunited rock heavyweights Soundgarden will debut an unreleased song, ‘Black Rain’, exclusively on Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, which allows gamers to embark on an epic rock journey to save rock n’ roll. Other songs announced for the set list including Jane’s Addiction’s ‘Been Caught Stealing’, A Perfect Circle’s ‘The Outsider’, Black Sabbath’s ‘Children Of The Grave’, and Megadeth’s ‘Sudden Death’.

Pharrell Williams brings his unique blend of pop, hip hop and soul to headline the soundtrack for True Crime: Hong Kong the company’s forthcoming open-world/action game.  Also on the soundtrack is up and coming R&B, pop and jazz singer Rhea.  Players assume the role of undercover detective Wei Shen as he engages in visceral, fast paced martial arts combat, explosive gunfights, high-octane action driving and acrobatic free-running chase sequences in order to infiltrate and bring down one of Hong Kong’s most notorious Triad organizations. In order to survive, Wei must think like them, fight like them, and even kill like them.

Available November 9th this year the newest installment in the biggest action series of all-time and the year’s most anticipated title, Call of Duty: Black Ops, will insert players behind enemy lines during the most dangerous time period mankind has ever known. An epic single player campaign filled with heart-racing action, Call of Duty: Black Ops puts players in the boots of elite special forces units engaged in covert warfare, deniable operations, and explosive conflicts around the globe.  The title features an edgy new track from Eminem’s upcoming album “Recovery” scheduled for release June 21st.

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Steve Curd
I live in the UK, I am 23 years old and have been a gamer all my life. I studied psychology, sociology, english literature and IT in college and went on to study psychology and IT in university. Aside from gaming my greatest passions are rock music, reading and writing. In my spare time I am a novelist, I write a mixture of science fiction and fantasy, and I also keep an autobiographical account of my life although at present I am unpublished.