SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- In an all-new, unparalleled music experience featuring 83 original, exclusive mixes that spin together 105 speaker-blaring tracks and club-shaking anthems from over 100 of the biggest artists in pop, hip hop and dance, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today dropped the needle on DJ Hero(R) 2's full mix list that will transform living rooms into nightclubs with the best soundtrack in entertainment. Taking the soundtrack to "the most innovative and immersive music experience of 2009"* to the next level, when the party starts on October 19, budding beat chemists, singing sensations and all their friends will join together and experience these original, exclusive mixes such as Lady Gaga Mixed With Deadmau5, Iyaz Mixed With Rihanna, Eminem Mixed With Lil' Wayne, Kanye West Mixed With Metallica and a host of others magical musical creations. With in-game appearances, music and mixes from DJs keeping the speakers thumping in the world's hottest clubs, Deadmau5, David Guetta, DJ Qbert, DJ Shadow, DJ Z-Trip, RZA, and Tiesto among many others will start the DJ Hero 2 party off right.
To celebrate the debut of the full DJ Hero 2 mix list, beginning today video clips featuring the music from all 83 on-disc mixes will be available at http://www.djhero.com/en-us/games/mixes/djh2. Gamers looking to score any one of various exclusive bonus offers including a turntable controller bag by PUMA(R), 2 MP3s of on-disc mixes and character unlock cheat codes, can pre-order DJ Hero 2 in-store at retailers nationwide or online by visiting www.djhero.com/buy.
"Whether it's Pussycat Dolls Mixed With Pitbull, 2Pac Mixed With B.o.B., or a all-new remix of a Daft Punk anthem, in DJ Hero 2 we have created 83 mixes that are not only incredibly fun to play, but will allow everyone to experience the music they know and love in an all-new way," said Dan Neil, Music Director, FreeStyleGames. "The amazing soundtrack, coupled with the new social gameplay modes and all-new levels of creative freedom, make DJ Hero 2 the ultimate interactive music experience."
"The DJ Hero 2 soundtrack mixes together some of the biggest hits currently dominating airwaves including Eminem's 'Not Afraid' Mixed With Lil' Wayne's 'Lollipop,' Rihanna's 'Rude Boy' Mixed With Iyaz's 'Replay,' and an exclusive remix of David Guetta's hit 'Memories' featuring Kid Cudi, among a host of others and delivers new musical content only available in our game," said Tim Riley, Vice President of Music Affairs, Activision. "Individually these songs create a massive soundtrack in its own right, but with the biggest DJs in the world mixing and mashing them exclusively for DJ Hero 2 we're delivering an all-new spin on this music in what promises to be the best soundtrack in entertainment."
With the highly skilled DJs and music producers at FreeStyleGames -- joined by Deadmau5, David Guetta, DJ Qbert, RZA, Tiesto and a crew of world renowned mixologists -- dropping the beats, everyone will have a chance to experience their favorite music like never before in the following mixes:
Produced and Mixed by A-Trak:
Produced and Mixed by Diplo:
Produced and Mixed by DJ Jazzy Jeff:
Produced and Mixed by DJ Qbert:
Produced and Mixed by DJ Shadow:
Produced and Mixed by Tiesto:
Produced and Mixed by Z-Trip:
Produced and Mixed by RZA:
Produced and Mixed by The Scratch Perverts:
Produced and Mixed by FSG DJs:
The ultimate mixer of music and friends, DJ Hero 2 will deliver the definitive way for players to come together and party with a host of new multiplayer modes -- including DJ Battles that pit DJ against DJ in mixes produced specifically for battle gameplay -- and invite vocalists into the spotlight with integrated on-screen singing and rapping of lyrics and rhymes while bringing the party to life with jump-in/jump-out Party Play gameplay. Featuring the biggest dance, pop and hip-hop hits by the hottest artists everyone knows and loves remixed by world-class DJ's in an all-new way, the game's soundtrack delivers 83 unique creations only available in DJ Hero 2. Further immersing players into the music, the game offers a heightened level of creative input and allows everyone to add their own touch, directly impacting the beats they're spinning with freestyle scratching, crossfading and sampling. The game will also feature an all-new career-based Empire Mode where players start out as an up-and-coming DJ on the road to becoming the head of a major entertainment empire, all of which is founded solely on their success as a DJ.
Dropping on October 19, DJ Hero 2 will invite a wave of new digital disc jockeys to the turntables as the game will be available as a Party Bundle which will include a copy of the game, two turntable controllers and a microphone, offering the ultimate "party-in-a-box." Gamers who experienced DJ Hero(R), the #1 new videogame intellectual property of 2009, can pick up DJ Hero 2 as a Turntable Bundle featuring one turntable controller and a copy of the game or as standalone software. The game is in development by FreeStyleGames for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION(R)3 and the Wii(TM) system from Nintendo. The game is rated "T" (Teen - Mild Suggestive Themes, Lyrics) by the ESRB. For more information about DJ Hero 2, please visit www.djhero.com, www.facebook.com/djhero and www.twitter.com/djhero.
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