10 August 2009 By: Andrei Dobra, Games Editor
50 Cent to Lend Voice for Modern Warfare 2
In the online and cooperative multiplayer modes
Activision's Call of Duty franchise is one of the biggest-selling series of all time, garnering
the large corporation quite a lot of profit every year one of its iterations appears on the
market. One of this year's biggest launches will definitely be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
50 Cent will appear in , the sequel to the critically acclaimed original.
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But even though projected sales are very large, Activision is still keeping the hype train
going up until November 10, when the game will arrive in stores across the world. Recently,
according to famous rapper 50 Cent's webpage, the singer visited the Infinity Ward
headquarters for an extended playing session with the development team of Modern
Warfare 2 and alongside other famous artists, like Good Charlotte's Benji and Joel Madden.
Immediately after that announcement, Infinity Ward Community Manager and
Communications Director Robert Bowling's Twitter page revealed that 50 Cent would also
be lending his voice to one of the characters featured in the two multiplayer modes of the
game, the online competitive one and the cooperative, Special Forces, one.
According to Bowling, 50 Cent will be "one of many squad voices," so you should expect
him to voice actions like reloading or shooting down the enemies. "He is one of quite a few
casual cameos in the game, none of which I can name at this point," Bowling continued.
"Benji and Joel of Good Charlotte not being one of them. They're just good friends with
Curtis and came along with him when he was here recently to check out his voice in the
This isn't the first time the Call of Duty series features famous voice actors, as Kiefer
Sutherland and Gary Oldman also lent their talents to the recent Call of Duty: World at War
title, which was made by Treyarch and published last year. Don't forget that 50 Cent is
already quite established in the video game industry, as he was the star of two full-fledged
titles up until now, Bulletproof and Blood on the Sand.
Hopefully this venture will yield some great results and players will be more than happy to
hear 50 on the virtual battlefield.
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