Linkin Park Game: Coming Soon

January 7, 2010


Many years ago, the world existed in 8-bit harmony…until PixxelKorp arrived. Now, underground forces are assembling to undo the evil corporation’s mass-brainwashing campaign.  You may be our only hope to lead the rebellion to victory!

The new Linkin Park game is on the way. I just got a new test-build of the game, and it’s looking great. As you would expect, my bandmates and I worked hand-in-hand with the design team to create the look and content of the game. For fans of my art: you’ll see some new and familiar characters come to life in this 8-bit-meets-hi-res virtual world.

In the game, you have been chosen by the rebellion to solve a mystery. Items have been stolen from the six leaders of the rebellion. Collecting these items is the rebellion’s only hope to thwarting the plans of the evil PixxelKorp.

I can’t give away too many details about the game just yet…but I can tell you this: for all the Linkin Park fans excited to hear new music, I have some big news for you: if you finish this game, you get more than just a credit screen.

You get a brand new Linkin Park song.

The game will be available on the iPhone and iPod touch soon. More to come…




  1. niknik1 on November 21, 2011 at 11:24 am

    i cant wait for the game

  2. niknik1 on November 21, 2011 at 11:23 am

    hi all

  3. Gumgum on June 14, 2010 at 2:33 am

    I want to play on psp , please please please


  4. Qori on April 30, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Must play it…
    i can wait..

  5. ghghgf on April 18, 2010 at 7:14 am

    lol this game going to be the best

  6. Márcia on April 8, 2010 at 2:32 am

    will this game be available on pc anytime soon?

  7. Saif on March 27, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    new song! mike rapping! chazzy doing what he does best! blackbirds! blackbirds!

  8. linkin parkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk on March 24, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    hope this game is so so so fun!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Robert Bruner on February 12, 2010 at 6:57 am

    mike shonoda i think you the most talented person in the world. I really like your art work. Ive always been wanting to meet you and chester bennington. last but not least i LOVE your leather dc shoes that are for sale. my name is robert or bobby bruner age 12. I live in a small town called la grange in CA, im actually 11 almost 12 but for my birthday i want those shoes and to meet you guys. PLEASE WRIGHT BACK. Your my idol. it would make me a happy kid if you wright back. THANKS.

  10. sergio on February 8, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    supongo que sabes de argentina y quisiera saber cuando bienen a,y si bienen??

  11. oskar on January 22, 2010 at 1:49 pm


  12. oskar on January 22, 2010 at 1:49 pm


  13. vetal3d on January 22, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Good theme ! If a game is done by what that company on creation of games that it will be ” Game ” but it will not be a hardcore because an idea and professionalism will not be able to create the ” bouleversant ” world enough, although I am games and did not see, but does not doubt that the world of game will be colourful ( it from point of amateurs 8 bats and creation of Mike ) If that with text not that, it not to me ( I use on-line by a translator )

  14. ToniLP on January 19, 2010 at 10:59 am

    mike can this game be played on sony ericsson if it can i can promote it and play it on my phone

  15. shahrzad44444 on January 13, 2010 at 10:58 am

    BRAND NEW LP SONG!huuuuuuuuuuuuuuum!!!thats the best part!!!!i love you mikee!!! amazing!

  16. GL1TCH on January 11, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Will the soudtrack for the game be in 8-bit too?????????? all lp songs in 8-bit format. lawlz like this one for example:

  17. Flaming_Skull on January 10, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    I don’t know you.

    Please leave, and yeah, till I’m sure you not here.

  18. vivian on January 10, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    hey mike,see this:

    an amazing mixing video of lp songs!!

  19. takkun1946 on January 10, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Love the art work (both for the game and all the rest you do). @shadowerliltani yes a comic book of LP (maybe following the game story) would be awesome. I wanted to do a Street Fighter II style game using LP and other bands (w/ LP as the inspiration) for the PSP back when I first started game programming… never came to be, b/c I’m no Picasso.

    Anyhow, looks awesome. Wish I could see an Android version (not an iPhone person). Cheers and can’t wait for your new stuff.

  20. ShadowerLiltani on January 10, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Um… Once people get their hands on that new song, it’s going to be all over youtube… And 500 million fake versions of it. This should be interesting. Is it possible that maybe, just maybe, this could come out with a home computer version, or something that could be on a console if it’s that involved? Cause people like me, who thoroughly HATE all things iPod and iPod Touch, would like to be able to test out this game at some point in the future, when ya’ll are done scoring big bucks for Apple XD I’m still waiting to see if ya’ll will get your own comic book sometime soon. Even the Backstreet Boys and Obama have their own comic books.

  21. DaniShinoda on January 10, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Mike, I have some questions for you. The song that fans will gain by purchasing the game, will be in the new LP album? I have the Samsung Star Digital TV, you know if the game is only compatible with the Iphone or this type of phone as well? It will be available outside the USA? I’m from Brazil.

    Thank you for your attention! I love LP and I hope to see them live soon. Take care!
    PS. I didn’t know you were related to technology and very interested in that too. You wonder. Tell us what you think most brilliant in that area today.

  22. 路人甲 on January 9, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    The cleverbot dun like miley but love linkin park and Mike shinoda, LOL. to ask it again go

    User: Do you like miley cyrus?

    Cleverbot: Not much. Her songs are kind of catchy, but her accent annoys me. And you?

    User: I love hitler.

    Cleverbot: I love Linkin Park.

    User: ME TOO! I am a big fan of them!!!

    User: Do you know linkin park?

    Cleverbot: Yes, what do you think about them?

    User: I love them so much, and you?

    Cleverbot: I love them too!

    User: How perfect! Then do you like Mike Shinoda in linki park?

    Cleverbot: I like you BECAUSE you are mean.

    User: Do you love Mike Shinoda?

    Cleverbot: Yes.

  23. meryshi on January 9, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I love Linkin Park, I like Iphone; I Like Linkin park 8-bit Rebellion and new song? wowwwwwwwww!!!! is Perfect!! XD

  24. LPFan on January 9, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    sounds awesome!;ylt=Aj734ufNZGGJbG6Ko4zawG8gBgx.;ylv=3?qid=20100109175504AA9dJAr – i think this might amuse you :’]

  25. ben_moon on January 9, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    YES! lol a new song? thats awsome.

  26. Madlen on January 9, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I’m getting an iPhone just for that game:DI’m not usually a big gamer or whatever but I’m definitely going to enjoy this:)And of course I can’t wait for the new song:)Oh and btw I really like the new

  27. colinreid on January 9, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Hey Mike. When you finish the game do we get a code to DL the new song? Or can we only hear it just through the credits each time we complete the game?


  28. zahra on January 9, 2010 at 5:51 am

    omg!!!i’m getting an itouch (ITP) next week i cant stand my classic 80 GB anymore…omg this game is sooo exciting!!i cant wait to play it!! i mean NEW LP SONGS?!?!?! HAHA hell ya, i’ll be playing it every day!! oh and i ‘m looking forward to see ur art come to LIFE lol! it just sounds funny!X) X) take care mike ,hope u have an awesome day!!!!!!!!!!! ps:the new lpn looks like a new social network system its better than twitter lol!but it needs some geting used to!its soooo different!the good thing is the country list is complete witch alot of fans here will be happy to see!!X)

  29. CuteWhiteBunny on January 9, 2010 at 4:38 am

    The only thing that doesn’t sound awesome is the fact that it’s only for iPod Touch/iPhone. What about the LP fans who don’t want/can’t get an iPod Touch/iPhone? Will there be other formats for other systems (computers, cellphones etc)?

    And I agree with WolfRaptor. The fans who can’t get the song from the game will find a way to get their hands on it.

  30. highlandpark on January 9, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Looks like I need to buy myself a new iPhone!

  31. DRUMMERDALZIEL on January 8, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Only on ipod and iphone?! But what about those Linkin Park fans who are too poor to afford such things?! XD

  32. ghostly on January 8, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    mmm~just like u told us in LPU chat room~can’t wait to see it and that new LP song!!!

  33. vampki55 on January 8, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    touches invisible iphone in hand…… hummmm i have a good feeling about this Mike!

  34. JosieB on January 8, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    ahahaa!!! this is so cool like the way u guys look!!! so awesome!!!!!

  35. Lvix on January 8, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    I don’t have Iphone or Ipod…
    But if I will buy one, how can I get this game on it?
    Please if someonne know, tell me at my lpn.


  36. LPfan_mar on January 8, 2010 at 11:27 am

    what??!? For iPhone ??!?? This game must be available for touch screen phones toO, or PS2…! aaaah”’ i want so much that game!! I want year the song! Evry LPfans who haven’t iphones will be road to REVOLUTION!!!! Now, I’m going road to iPHONE! Buy one…

  37. WolfRaptor on January 8, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Cool, a Linkin Park iPhone app. Nice. Naturally I won’t be buying an iPhone simply to play this game, but…

    WHHHHAAAAAATT???? A new song?!

    Ok, you do realize that the 90% of Linkin Park fans that DON’T have an iPhone are going to organize a vast and epic revoluCION to get their hands on this song, right?

  38. Genuine on January 8, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Holy crap that is so awesome I gotta get an IPhone like NOW!!!!

  39. Sintia on January 8, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I wonder the same as Tom_SynNergy. If there’s going to be NEW music from LP when you finish the game now about the ones that don’t have an IPone or can’t afford it to hear the new music. Will it be the new music that will be accessable for LP & LPUers? God bless and take care.

  40. mariya6 on January 8, 2010 at 9:06 am

    I want this game:(((

  41. ALXrock on January 8, 2010 at 8:39 am

    That is awesome! I can’t wait to check it out.

  42. Giannis_LP on January 8, 2010 at 7:26 am

    yeah i will buy it on my iphone!!!! i can’t wait!!!!

  43. Shinoda77 on January 8, 2010 at 6:11 am

    OMG I can’t wait to play it and hear the brand new song! :O Hope it’ll be released on my store

  44. Tom_SynNergy on January 8, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Awwww, balls! I don’t even have an iPhone or iPod Touch. Will the song be on the album (I just want to know if you are only going to make this song for the game winners or for all LP fans)?

  45. StaticXero on January 8, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Hey Mike, is Mark (Fiore) also in the game?

  46. Frerard on January 8, 2010 at 3:26 am

    only iPhone and iPod touch? noFair. for PC and other mobile, please.
    anyhow, no offense mike… but your character is the closest one to an ape; which reminds me of that video where you acted like one =|
    but yay for new song though =P

  47. Angi220 on January 8, 2010 at 2:15 am

    Oh…..I must have this game!!! And I must say you are really good at marketing, Mike~~~^-^

  48. LinkinLauren on January 8, 2010 at 12:23 am

    I can’t wait, I’m addicted to my iPod touch 🙂 The game sounds great and I’m in love with the characters already xD They are so cute!

    Mike, I have a question, you say we get a new song, would we be able to have this song in our music library, like download it? Or would we only be able to listen to it through the game?

    Thanks – Lauren x

  49. darktonik on January 7, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    8-bit))) ITs just super mario-like) but i havent an iphone(

  50. dewparijat on January 7, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Best of luck for the game guys…. i can’t wait to play it on my ipod…
    Why don’t you guys try to release it for other cellphones too? Many of your fans may not be having an iphone or an ipod touch….

  51. chazfann on January 7, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    its gr8!

  52. murry on January 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    And I JUST got an iPhone. Fabulous timing. Can’t wait to play this.

  53. nemesis101 on January 7, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    woah….new song….this is not fair…i have a Nokia music phone….arghh….i think i’ll buy an ipod touch or something nw….. !!!!

  54. luckyautumn on January 7, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    OH that’s so funny ~~The characters are so cute and vivid~

  55. Charity on January 7, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    That’s awesome! Can’t wait to be one of the first to get it. =D

  56. JohannesK on January 7, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    First I was excited but then I remembered how international fans are usually handeled so the game will probably just release in the US itunes store and I as I just have acess to the German and British store am left out in the cold….
    PLEASE tell me I’m wrong and the game will be released in Europe too!! 😦

  57. Ellz on January 7, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Excellent. I have over $100 worth of itunes credit. can’t wait to finally buy something worth the use of them. Great stuff guys. Yippy

  58. AustinW on January 7, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Wow. This is just mind blowing! so glad i have an iPod Touch!
    Joe said for the LP concert film “Frat Party at the Pankake Festival”: “You know you’ve made it when someone makes a Linkin Park skateboard.”
    So this game must prove that you guys are easily the best band ever!

  59. Kaeru on January 7, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    ohayoo kenji-kun ^^ the picture looks nice i hope we can play the game someday on linkin park network or at xbox 360/720
    —mata ne

  60. SoUneik on January 7, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    That is very cool. This is where I’d typical use humor to…never mind that’s an unnecessary explanation… I can’t afford either items. The only way I’d be able to play it is if I hacked the code and ported it to my Nintendo DS. But I will not.. I enjoy supporting humans I’m fond of.

  61. Linkinlady06 on January 7, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Omg mike you got me on edge man!!!!! im so excited I cant wait to hear it 🙂

  62. Roger on January 7, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    OMG¡¡¡ OMG¡¡ It’s looks great… so cool and retro… I don’t have an iPhone¡¡ shit¡¡… but for your new song I’ll must to save some money…

  63. Dronnington on January 7, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Damn, I have no many to buy iPod/Phone((( but I have friend, he’s got iPhone…I’ll must to ask him to play.Whatever, new song is great news!!!

  64. JPkaukonen on January 7, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Things are looking good Mike! Cannot wait for the new music, and now the game too 😉 You know I love you!!

  65. Jellyfish on January 7, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Great ! What about the price ?

  66. Avi on January 7, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    why iPod & iTouch only ?? :/ Not anyone is a fan of Apple… it should be for other cell phones too or for a PC..

  67. MiKEZFAN on January 7, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    it’s Great idea and this news is my favor i’m GamerAddict so for this game i’m From ALGERiA i don’t have an iphone or an ipod but it will be not a problem because i’ve some friends who have them so i’m sorry but when the game will be out in stores i hope from someone to upload it to a Forum Game Site for all like me to download it and i’ll play it yeah like i said i’m sorry but you’ll understand me i’ll not have a choice and about the Game it will be Really Awesome if Linkin Park Game like for example : Guitar Hero : Linkin Park come out in PC-PS3-XBOX360-Wii-DS-PSP like Metaillica Game i always waiting to talk about this i was just waiting the good moment to talk about that THX in advance.

  68. Jaclyn on January 7, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Great newssss! Tho i don’t have ipod i’m still excited 😀 If i were Mike, i’d create a thread where the lp fan who wins the game first can post a line from the new song to prove his win!

  69. rockermeg on January 7, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I think this incredibly unfair to people who can’t afford an iPhone or iPod touch…
    What so they get a new LP song and I can’t because I only have my apparently useless iPod Nano?
    This is ridiculous…
    I want to play it :/

  70. LinkinParkDanishFan on January 7, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    OMG, Im Danish but i still hope i can buy it anyway to my Ipod tocuh!

    Cant wait, The song is gonna be awesome!

  71. lily on January 7, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    awesome!!!but…can i use it with the lg cookie?please say yes!i wanna hear the new song!!!

  72. liope on January 7, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Oh it shounds huge and awesome!! But unfotunatetly i don’t have an iPhone neither an iPod 😦 Anyway, are you going to do anything special with the fans the release date? Something like you did with the Transformers Xbox game?

  73. xehpuk on January 7, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I’d like to play this game very much, but I hate Apple. 😦

  74. Xenith on January 7, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I LOVE how you made Joe yellow.
    Ignoring how controversial this subject maybe (and if this does turn out to be the case I am sorry for commenting) I think its wonderful how Joe has agreed to be part of (maybe not the right word but…) the erm, ‘joke’.

  75. PinkyLouloulp on January 7, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Do you think you can release it on other game consoles? I certainly hope so. 🙂

  76. nataku on January 7, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    LOL! which one is you in this drawing :D?

  77. miKer0cks on January 7, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    OMLP OMLP!!!!! I can’t wait to play it 🙂 I think the most exciting thing would be your art characters coming to life 😀 I can’t wait till this fucking amazing game is released…and I can’t wait to hear the new song. Thx for the updates Mike 🙂

    PS. Did you manage to fix Brad’s video? It still isnt playing :/

  78. Fatima91MS on January 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm


  79. ForeverChazy on January 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Thought you’d be interested in knowing that when I hinted an iPod Touch for Christmas over and over again to my parents, I listed this game as one of the top reasons I wanted it. No lie. 🙂 Can’t wait!

  80. williamlinkinpark on January 7, 2010 at 12:26 pm


  81. Eddie on January 7, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    OH MY GOD!!!!! Mike, the game is going to be AWESOME!!!!!! And as you said at the LPU chat, NEW LINKIN PARK SONG!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! 🙂 I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  82. lp_fm_fan on January 7, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I can’t wait! For sure I’m gonna buy it. FOR SURE. When is it gonna be out? Exactly when? I can’t wait…really. XD

    and if you haven’t already please cut your hair…..unless you wear it with a beanie like at the Grammy Nominations thing, lol @ you telling the reporter that you did get ready for makeup and all that. XD ooo or the GBC party!

  83. Eurofighter on January 7, 2010 at 11:53 am

    And what about people who don’t have a iPod or iPhone? I want to the game and the new song, too. What can I do???? :((

  84. Morinoajin on January 7, 2010 at 11:46 am

    ARE U SERIOUS!!!?!?!? XD XD XD This has GOT to be the coolest thing ever!! I recognized Brad and Mr.Hahn right away XD at the ends right? Cool! should try out; can’t wait!!

  85. anaslinkin on January 7, 2010 at 11:41 am


  86. shan1105 on January 7, 2010 at 11:35 am

    awesome, can’t wait to check it out. You still need to fix the video from yesterday. Can you tell us what the surprise for lpu members is?

  87. ArtMakesMe on January 7, 2010 at 11:35 am

    wow i want tht…….hey mike……i liked tht recent pic you put up here ….long hair suits you 😀 btw……….new song..??? cool….man tht is just awesome…

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