Linkin Park Releases Game to Promote Album and Environmentalism
And it is an iPad-exclusive third-person shooter.
Rock band Linkin Park has apparently decided that it wants to do something unconventional to promote its newest album, and so it has developed and released a game.
Officially entitled Linkin Park Recharged - Wastelands, the game is described in a press release as "a third-person action shooter with tactical elements set in the not-too-distant future."
The band created the game with assistance from Swiss developer Kuuluu Interactive Entertainment AG exclusively for the iPad. A purchase will also get you Linkin Park's newest single, "Wastelands."
According to the announcement, the game takes place on a devastated Earth devoid of most natural resources. "Society and the few remaining energy stores are now under the control of machines, the Hybrids, and an elite minority," the release explains. "As a member of a specialized resistance unit, the player will fight through hostile territory and complete missions through judicious use of resources."
Linkin Park says that it has an ulterior motive to releasing this game, however, that goes beyond just promoting its music. The game is designed to provide commentary on environmentalism, pollution, and use of resources.
In 2012, Linkin Park worked with Electronic Arts to produce music and videos related to Medal of Honor: Warfighter to promote its last album. In March, it created a music video in Project Spark featuring one of its new songs. It seems that this time, the band members chose to take matters into their own hands.
If you want to see what it's all about, the game is available today on the iOS App Store and costs $2.99.