[artist id="502642"]Eminem[/artist] might have been quiet for the past few years, but get prepared for a full-on Marshall Mathers assault over the next few weeks. In addition to the recent horror-homage video for “3 A.M.,” the Detroit rapper is apparently also working on an iPhone game to accompany his upcoming comeback album, Relapse.
Based on a Tweet from Em that was blasted out on Sunday, the “Relapse” game continues the ghoulish look and feel of the “3 A.M.” clip. The Tweet, which read “Relapse iPhone game coming along nicely,” was accompanied by
an image of the game, in which a buff mini-Em is seen wielding a 2-by-4 as he approaches a bloody-faced zombie in what looks like a decrepit hotel lobby.
Behind him is a female zombie, and from the looks of it, Slim Shady is not messing around when it comes to bashing in undead skulls. A spokesperson for the rapper did not return calls seeking confirmation of the game’s development, but
according to Em’s Web site, the application will drop on May 19, which just happens to coincide with the release of the Relapse album.
Given the ultra-violent content of the “3 A.M.” clip, it will be interesting to see if the Em game gets held up, considering that an iPhone app from Nine Inch Nails recently was rejected because it contained a streaming version of the band’s song “The Downward Spiral,” which Apple said featured “objectionable content.”