Today June 6, 2014 the hit rock band Link Park announced that their new video game Linkin Park Recharge - Wastelands is now available on the App Store. Yes, you read that correctly, Linkin Park has their own video game and those who play it will be able to gain access to their latest song "Wastelands" before the release of the upcoming album "The Hunting Party" later this month.
Developed by the Swiss games company Kuuluu Interactive Entertainment AG, Linkin Park Recharge - Wastelands is a third person action shooter that boasts tactical elements. Earth has become a barren desert in the future, and the planet's natural resources have been depleted. Machines have taken over.
"These Hybrids don't dream of electric sheep - they want to crush humankind - and you need to save us!"
As a member of a specialized resistance unit, the player will fight through hostile territory and complete missions through judicious use of resources. The enemies are the "Hybrids," a race of genetically engineered bio-mechanical androids who rule over the post-apocalyptic planet. The player will travel through the hostile wastelands on different missions with the aim of depriving the Hybrids of the energy they so badly need. When beaten, some Hybrids will relinquish rare and powerful equipment and valuable crystals, the currency of the Resistance.
Linkin Park Recharge - Wasteland boasts more than 50 missions, with online leader boards to compete against your friends.
According to a the press release we received, the game is supposed to do more than just entertain:
"The band is aiming to highlight the problems of energy poverty and promote better management and use of our planet‘s resources. Founded in 2005, the non-profit organization Music For Relief supports victims of natural disasters and projects for clean energy. The Power The World program also aims to help people for whom inadequate energy supply has a negative impact on health, education, safety and general quality of life."
Linkin Park Recharge - Wastelands is available for download on the App Store for iPad at $2.99.
For more information about the game visit www.lprecharge.com.