Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel to feature hip-hop artists Big Boi, B.o.B.

Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel is a reboot with a new studio, new engine, and new story. Clearly EA wants to revitalize the name, so it's taken the next logical step toward that goal: hip-hop.

The company announced today that hip-hop artists Big Boi and B.o.B. will be featured not only for the game's official song, but as characters who play into the story as well. The duo will play Charles "Chuy" Randall and Anthony "Baker" Barnes, respectively, and will help the players take down Mexican drug-runners. You'll also be hearing their tones in the theme song, titled "Double or Nothing." Oh yes. This is happening.

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If you pre-order from participating retailers, you'll also get a Hit-Makers Kit to play a Contract mission as the characters themselves, and get some "custom masks and weapon skins designed by the artists." This is on top of the Overkill Edition bonuses that you'll get for buying a copy of the game's initial run.

The game is due for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 26.