In celebration of the launch of Mercenaries 2: World in Flames from Pandemic Studios, EA is giving free gas to the grateful citizens of Los Angeles. Pandemic Studios will take over a gas station in Los Angeles on August 29th 2008. Beginning at 6 AM, you'll be able to fill up gratis, "until supply is out." We're not sure how long that will be, and we can only imagine the kind of crowds a free gas giveaway will draw in our fossil-fuel thirsty town, but we can't wait.
Why free gas? It ties into the game: Mercenaries 2: World in Flames is set in a world where countries rich in oil have found new power. That power corrupts, and in Venezuela, corruption has sparked a political coup. A power hungry tyrant uses Venezuela’s oil supply to overthrow the government and turns the country into a war zone. Players step into the role of a mercenary for whom politics doesn’t matter.
Also, it will draw a lot of attention to the title! The Petrol to the People event will feature Mercenaries 2 branding all around the gas station, promotional flyers being handed out to consumers and will even feature twelve actors dressed up as Mercenaries pumping gas.
See you there, L.A. readers! The action-adventure game is for the PC, PS3, 360 and PS2.