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Crackdown 2 gets tunes, Perfect Dark team-up, demo year-count

Friday, 2nd July 2010 11:42 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Microsoft’s released the full list of music you’ll hear when you buy Crackdown 2 next week, as well as announcing a partnership between the game and the XBLA version of Perfect Dark.

R.E.M is also on the list, as are Bob Dylan and Blue Oyster Cult, although you’ll get remixes from them too. The rest are all artists we haven’t really heard of, if we’re honest.

There will be some more remixes and original stuff in the game that’ll feature with the music above.

You can get the full list of who’s on the soundtrack at Joystiq.

Perfect Dark collaboration announced

The soundtrack announcement isn’t the only one for Crackdown 2 today: Microsoft’s confirmed a an Easter egg between CD2 and Rare’s XBLA title Perfect Dark.

If your 360 picks up a CD2 save file, you will automatically unlock a character for Perfect Dark’s multiplayer modes, known as Agent 4.

There’s more details here. Get reading, Agent.

Crackdown 2 releases on Tuesday in the US for Xbox 360, while it launches here in the UK next Friday.

The demo for the Ruffian sequel becomes a Sadistic bastard today.

Ruffian said today that gamers have so far spent a combined total of 132 years playing the demo.

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  1. Blerk

    A rather bizarre mix, I must say! I can’t actually recall any of the music from the original. It was pretty quiet and you could only hear it when you were in a car, so 99% of the time it wasn’t even playing.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gaz Liddon

    Some of the tracks are really fantastic, the Dylan Masters Of War remix is a standout for me. The Kleptones’ REM remix of a song I previously hated is great too :D

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    That’s a pretty weird link-up there. Perfect Dark? Really?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Ruffian boss Gaz Liddon, ladies and gentlemen.

    *applause*

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    Blerk – Aphex Twin and DJ Shadow was involved in the original, I think.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Gheritt White

    @3: 4J – who were responsible for the PD64 port to XBLA – are a Scottish dev team, as are Ruffian. Maybe they shared an MS executive producer?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. StolenGlory

    @Gaz.

    You have the Dylan Masters of War Remix…

    FUCK YES!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Petulant Radish

    You haven’t heard of Johnny Cash? Are you yanking my chain? The man is a legend!!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Blerk

    I might have to put some Johnny Cash on this afternoon now.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. StolenGlory

    @8.

    Willie Nelson too :)

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Petulant Radish

    Everyone should listen to Johnny Cash, Live at Folsom Prison is one of the best live recordings ever. Cocaine Blues, Minutes to Go, Folsom Prison Blues…I’m going to have to listen to some too now…

    #11 4 years ago
  12. mington

    ‘Get rhythm’ would be the ultimate song to plow through zombies with

    if crackdown 2 has get rhythm on its soundtrack i’ll buy ten copies

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Petulant Radish

    Amen brother, amen.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Johnny Cullen

    @8 – We mentioned Johnny Cash in the article, but we took it out to make room for the Perfect Dark news. :)

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Patrick Garratt

    Updated with a snip about combined time spent in the demo.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Blerk

    132 years! Ha ha!

    I think I’ve played this demo for longer than I’ve played some full games.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. The Hindle

    132 years wow what a waste of life :D

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Blerk

    They’d have only been interfering with themselves otherwise. I know I would.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Petulant Radish

    Never remove Johnny Cash to make room for something else, he should have room made for him! LISTEN TO ME I’M NOT MENTAL.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. ReeceHeywood

    Wheres ma Atlus Plug?!

    The songs from Atlus on the last Crackdown were fucking mint and made the game.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. onlineatron

    ‘Microsoft’s confirmed an Easter egg’

    What’s happened to gaming?

    #21 4 years ago