Perhaps there’s something to video game music after all. Yesterday Paul McCartney announced he’s working with Halo makers Bungie, and now Trent Reznor is teaming up with Treyarch to provide the theme song to their game Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
You’ll be able to hear the song when the game hits shelves on November 13, but Reznor has hinted it’s an “agressively sounding” piece of music featuring guitar, bass, and drums. Speaking about the theme of the game, Reznor said “There is a lot of reservation and angst and sense of loss and regret and anger bubbling under the surface. So it didn’t make sense to have a gung ho patriotic feeling kind of theme song. It has to feel weighty.”
This isn’t the first time Reznor has leant his musical prowess to the video game world. He previously worked with id Software on Quake and Doom 3, and Reznor considers himself a lifelong gamer. He’s also reportedly hard at work on new music for How To Destroy Angels and Nine Inch Nails, the latter of which hasn’t released anything since 2008. [Daily Swarm/USA Today]