Marshawn Lynch Goes Beast Mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops III


Seattle Seahawks stud superstar running back Marshawn Lynch is brining his “Beast Mode” persona from the pigskin gridiron to the first-person shooter battlefield as a character Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

An article in ESPN the Magazine has the full scoop on Lynch’s day spent getting his face scanned and performing motion capture work at Activision’s studio. Details about his character and how large of a role he plays in the game are not clear at this time, but the ESPN article describes him acting out a scene in a Singapore tavern, apparently as a villain, where he chats a bit with some mercenaries before shooting the place up in an ensuing firefight.



Lynch, already a big Call of Duty fan, had this to say about his video game cameo:

“You’re shooting up everything but always fighting for a bigger picture. The whole game is Beast Mode.”

Obviously Lynch is far more comfortable playing make-believe soldier than participating in ultra-violent fisticuffs in Mortal Kombat X.

In other, non-Beast-Mode-related news, Activision has confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops III is now also in development for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360–but still not for Nintendo Wii U. While Treyarch is handling the new-gen versions, Beenox and Mercenary Technology have been tasked with keeping the last-gen fires burning. Naturally, the PS3 and 360 versions will have certain features dialed back, such as support for only two players in campaign co-op instead of four players on PC and modern consoles.





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