The Wu-Tang Clan will be introduced to a new generation of gamers and music fans when the Staten Island collective makes an appearance in Epic Games' popular battle royale-based shooter Fortnite.
While no members of the iconic rap group will appear in the game, cosmetics based on the Wu-Wear clothing that first graced the streets in the mid-'90s will be available for purchase with the game's v-bucks.
Fans of the Wu-Tang Clan will be able to purchase an outfit for either male or female characters, a weapon wrap, and an emote, in addition to nods to the Wu-Wear clothing line. According to the official Epic Games website, a glider that plays a snippet of Method Man's chorus from their famous 1993 hit "C.R.E.A.M." every time the player uses it in-game is also available for purchase.
RZA expressed his excitement for "a new generation to experience the Wu and Hip-Hop in the Metaverse" when asked about the significance of the collaboration.
"Fortnite has been in my household for years," the fearless leader of the Wu-Tang Clan said in a press statement. "It's been a pleasure and joy to watch the game evolve as it has become the go-to pastime." This collaboration is a 'drip' of swag and cools from multiple generations. If what you're saying is correct, Fortnite and Wu-Tang could be dangerous..."
While Wu-Tang Clan's inclusion in Fortnite's Metaverse is the first for Hip-Golden Hop's Era, this collaboration marks Epic Games' second time working with rappers on this level, following Travis Scott. Scott received a unique skin, emotes, and even a virtual concert where he debuted a new song in his Fortnite debut. His Astronomical concert drew 12.3 million Fortnite players, breaking the previous streaming record.
While it is unknown whether the Wu-Tang Clan will eventually receive an in-game concert featuring all of the group's members and unique skins, fans will be able to wear the finest garments in all of Shaolin during the battle in the meantime.
The Wu-Tang Clan x Fortnite collaboration items will be available in Fortnite's in-game Item Shop at 8 p.m. ET today (April 23).
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