For those of you who were wondering how exactly I spent my holidays, this was pretty much it. Dark Souls is one of the more notable titles in my Hall of Shame, and I thought I might as well chalk this one off the list during the festive season. I thought that a gripping cinematic RPG was just the ticket for me to unwind after a frenetic pre-Christmas release schedule, and it would be the perfect way for me to let off some steam.
Boy, was that a bright idea.
One day, Snoop Dogg woke up and decided that he wanted to be in a videogame. (It’s possible that he was inspired by this video, but we may never know.) And because he is Snoop Dogg, it was done. The game in question? Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Now, while most celebrities would be content with a cameo appearance as a fighter, Mr. Dogg is not most celebrities. As the above trailer showcases, El Perro Grande will be the centrepiece of an entire stage in the September release. He will, of course, be accompanied by the requisite bevy of gardening implements – as any self-respecting rapper would – and has also composed an original theme for the stage’s background music. This is not the first time the worlds of music and gaming have intersected – we’ve had good, bad and ugly. Full press release after the break.