When you fire up Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 later on in 2012, you'll be greeted by theme music composed by none other than Trent Reznor. The Nine Inch Nails frontman revealed his involvement with the November 13, 2012 release -- which amounts to a single guitar/bass/drums-based rock track -- in a new interview with USA Today; the rest of the game's soundtrack is in the capable hands of Video Games Live co-producer Jack Wall.
Reznor, who won an Oscar for his work with Atticus Ross on the soundtrack for David Fincher's The Social Network, is a longtime gamer with history that goes all the way back to titles like Pong and Tempest. He's also a Call of Duty fan. I have always looked to that franchise as the cutting edge of what seemingly unlimited budgets and full-on not cutting any corners can do in the current day and age," he said in the interview.
There's a lot of talk in the USA Today piece about Reznor's process, both for the Black Ops 2 theme and in general. It's definitely worth a look.