OK, so here is a sentence I never thought I would type; Call of Duty and Eminem are teaming up. Apparently, the artist also known as Marshall Mathers is a massive COD fan, and with his new album releasing the same day as Call of Duty: Ghosts (November 5th, in case you had forgotten), it seems that the marketing men couldn’t resist a tie-in.
If you pre-order your copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts from your local GameStop store, you will also receive a download code for Eminem’s new album – The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Unfortunately the code will not allow you to pick up the album for free, but will be good for a discounted price of $8.99, and the download will also include an exclusive bonus track.
“The energy and intensity of ‘Survival’ really matches Call of Duty: Ghosts,” said Eminem himself. “I’m excited to continue to be a part of the franchise.”
This program continues the close coordination announced back in August, when Eminem first revealed “Survival,” a track from the upcoming album release as part of Activision’s worldwide live reveal event for the multiplayer mode of developer Infinity Ward’s new title. The ongoing collaboration between Activision and Eminem will continue later this month with a music video trailer featuring “Survival” and Call of Duty: Ghosts, and will extend throughout the launch of both the new game and album.
If you are looking forward to spending multiple hours chalking up kill-streaks in Ghosts whilst humming along to the latest Eminem tracks, then get yourselves down to GameStop for that pre-order.