This is probably the best thing MCV has ever reported – Knight Rider and Baywatch star, and all-round pop entertainment legend David Hasselhoff has been confirmed as a future downloadable character for PSN hit Pain.
The Knight Foundation figurehead will be featured on the recently released Movie Studio level, and will be available to download on November 6th – a day Sony has christened ‘Hoff Day'. What's more, to celebrate his inclusion in the title, The Hoff has recorded a cover version of Culture Club's ‘Do You Really Want to Hurt Me'.
All of this is actually true.
A statement from the man himself on the PlayStation Blog reads: Hello everyone, it's your friendly neighbourhood David Hasselhoff here. I know you're probably wondering What in the KITT am I doing on the PS Blog?” right? Well…settle down…settle down! I'm here to let you know straight from the Hoff's mouth – I'm coming to PAIN! And it hurts so good!
What am I doing in PAIN you ask? It's the Movie Studio! What's a movie studio without The Hoff? When I was first approached about PAIN, I really didn't know what to think. I mean, it's great to think that someone would want to put me in a game, but THIS game is all about flinging people into walls, smashing them into cars, and spanking monkeys. While I wholeheartedly approve of the monkey spanking, I wasn't too sure about the rest of the game. When I finally got my hands on PAIN though, everything changed, and I got it”. If anybody can understand silly fun, it's me.
I am a man of many emotions so when you throw me around the Movie Studio, I need to express myself. What better way than in song! So to commemorate my invasion onto the PS3, I made a cover song of Culture Club's Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” exclusively for PAIN. I'm really happy with the way the track turned out. We definitely brought something new to such a classic, well-known tune, and when you hear it, you're going to like it. Sure, you know David Hasselhoff, but this song is like nothing I've done before.
So, after a lot of hard work by a bunch of talented people, Hoff Day is coming on Nov. 6! I've got the keys to the Movie Studio … who wants in? After all, do you REALLY want to hurt me? Wait….don't answer that. Just go download The Hoff and play PAIN!”