There aren’t many musical genres that are ideally suited to slaughtering endless waves of aliens, but rap metal might just be one of them.
When you hire Ice-T for a project, you really get your money’s worth. Not only is the man voicing one of the characters in Gears of War 3, he’s also writing and performing songs for the game’s promotional materials.
This new Gears of War trailer not only shows off the improvements made to the Horde mode for, it also features the song “Gears of War,” written and performed by Ice-T’s heavy metal band, Body Count. The song was first performed at this year’s E3, and includes lyrics inspired by the game, including “My chainsaw’s all you feel – either that or cold steel,” and “Dark Wretches on my ass get played with an ink grenade.”
As for the trailer itself, there’s a lot of new gameplay footage and a better look at the updated mechanics, like building fortifications and upgrading turrets. There’s also lots of blood, and dozens aliens getting acquainted with bullets, explosives, and the aforementioned chainsaws. Obviously, it’s hard to gauge just from the trailer, but it looks like it could be a fun way to play with friends.
Gears of War 3 comes out for Xbox 360 on September 20th.