Call of Duty is long past taking itself seriously, and once you hear Snoop's performance, you probably won't mind.
A few years ago, the Call of Duty franchise was a vaguely realistic military shooter. I haven't played the last few games but apparently, somewhere in the series' recent history, that changed. Gone are the days where gruff commanders barked orders at you with gravelly voices; starting next week, you can replace the multiplayer announcer with the silky smooth voice of Snoop Dogg.
"Rack up points by reaching the enemy portal," Snoop declares as a new round begins. "You dig?" The $3 DLC voice pack fills your multiplayer experience with Snoop and his trademark "Snoopisms." Infinity Ward wrote most of the lines for the rapper, but he did change up some of the phrases to match his own inimitable style. Look forward to gems like "Homies out the joint. It's party time," and "Ballistic vest ready. Those are some fine-ass threads."
If you don't feel comfortable taking such a laid-back style to the battlefield, you can swing to the complete opposite end of the scale with a "Drill Instructor" voice pack launching the same day. That pack is voiced by R. Lee Ermey, best known as the infamous drill sergeant from Full Metal Jacket. Both voice packs will be available on April 22.
The last time I played a Call of Duty game, I was fighting Russian invaders. Now you can play as the Predator and fight giant alien krakens while Snoop Dogg narrates. I really, really don't mind this change of direction.