Marshawn Lynch is a Villain in Black Ops III

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The latest issue of ESPN's magazine has been dedicated to eSports, with NFL star Marshawn Lynch taking centre stage on the cover.

Alongside this, it was announced that the popular Seattle Seahawks NFL star would be featuring in Call of Duty: Black Ops III as a villain. He went through multiple full motion capture sessions to effectively convey himself as a character in the game. The cover of ESPN magazine featuring Marshawn Lynch can be found below.


Quotes from the magazines stated the following.

“For Marshawn’s role, we needed an imposing figure,” says Mark Lamia, Treyarch studio head. “When we learned he’s a huge fan, we thought it’d be awesome to have him inside our game.”

“So I’m a villain,” Lynch says gleefully.

“Marshawn Lynch is the perfect match for Call of Duty,” says Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision. “I mean, he’s a guy who fills stadiums, crushes competitors and has a Beast Mode. What could be more COD than that?”


Call of Duty: Black Ops III is currently under development at Treyarch, and is set to release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on November 6th, 2015. We can expect to see more of the game at E3 next week.