It’s felt like a long time since we started waiting for Run the Jewels 3, but thanks to this Gears of War 4 trailer, that wait is now a little more bearable.
Playing over Gears of War 4’s “Horde 3.0” trailer, which shows off the new class-based Horde mode, is “Panther Like a Panther,” a new song from the hip-hop duo, off of their much-anticipated forthcoming album Run the Jewels 3. And as if that weren’t enough, RTJ’s Killer Mike and El-P are going to appear as playable characters in the game’s multiplayer.
Rod Fergusson, studio head at The Coalition, said of the duo:
Run the Jewels
was on heavy rotation when we started laying the groundwork for the next era of Gears back in 2014, and has been there ever since. The fact that two career artists came together as a group to create something so special – a rarity in modern hip-hop – are things that Gears fans will immediately recognize and appreciate. We’re proud to have Run the Jewels as a part of the Gears of War family.
This isn’t the first time Mike and El-P have let their nerd flags fly. Back in May, they lent a song off of the fantastic Run the Jewels 2 to Marvel for use in a trailer for the Black Panther comic.
You can hear the new track in the trailer above, check out RTJ’s limited-edition Gears mashup merch via their website here, and find previous RTJ3 teases here, here and here.