Trent Reznor composed the theme for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Activision announced today.
The Nine Inch Nails frontman, who most recently worked on the soundtracks for the David Fincher films The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, put together an "aggressively sounding" piece for Treyarch's upcoming first-person shooter, according to USA Today.
Reznor, who won an Oscar for his collaboration on The Social Network with Atticus Ross, is a longtime gamer and an avowed fan of the "cutting-edge" Call of Duty series. He says that Black Ops 2, which Activision is marketing as a possible portrait of a drone-run near-future war, calls for a "weighty" piece of music as opposed to a "gung-ho patriotic-feeling kind of theme song."
Black Ops 2 is not the first video game on Reznor's resume; he previously contributed to id Software's Quake and Doom 3. There's no word on whether Activision and Treyarch picked him because of the Black Ops character named Reznov.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is due out for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on November 13th.