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DJ Hero 2

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Activision
Developer: FreeStyleGames
Release Date: Oct. 19, 2010 (US), Oct. 22, 2010 (EU)

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'DJ Hero 2' (ALL) November DLCs Revealed, Gets Free DJ Hero Compatibility Update

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2010 @ 5:54 a.m. PDT

Living rooms will transform into nightclubs to let budding beat chemists, singing sensations and all of their friends party together by firing up two turntable controllers and a microphone to experience their favorite music as they've never heard it before in DJ Hero 2.

Picking up where the DJ Hero soundtrack left off, DJ Hero 2 spins together the hottest tracks blazing up the charts and legendary club anthems from the biggest artists in pop, dance and hip hop including Dr. Dre, The Chemical Brothers, Kanye West, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and over 85 others.  Fueling the party will be a host of all-new social multiplayer game modes and innovative freestyle gameplay giving virtual DJ’s the ability to crossfade, scratch and sample in over 70 speaker-blowing mashups from the hottest DJ’s and Producers around the world, including Deadmau5 – part of dance music’s elite – who will be starring as an in-game playable character.

DJ Hero 2 will deliver the ultimate 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 over 70 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.

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 the original can pick up DJ Hero 2 as a Turntable Bundle featuring one turntable controller and a copy of the game or as standalone software.

Six of the hottest DJs cutting up vinyl and producing smooth grooves and slick beats from around the world. Joining the mix and making their debut performance are A-Trak and Diplo, while DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Shadow, DJ Z-Trip and The Scratch Perverts return to the DJ Hero franchise for encore sets.

Living room legends and singing sensations who pick up DJ Hero(R) 2 on October 19 will soon be able to expand upon their 83 mix set list with original, exclusive mixes featuring some of the biggest hits from the hottest artists shaking dance floors and dominating airwaves, as Activision Publishing, Inc. today announced two upcoming downloadable Mix Packs.

Hit Makers Mix Pack (available starting November 2):

  • Usher ft. will.i.am - "OMG" (Remix by FSG)
  • Rihanna ft. JAY-Z - "Umbrella" Mixed With Marvin Gaye - "Let's Get It On"
  • Big Boi & Cutty - "Shutterbug" Mixed With Mark Morrison - "Return of the Mack"

Electro Hits Mix Pack (available starting November 16):

  • LMFAO - "I'm In Miami Trick" Mixed With Green Velvet - "Shake & Pop"
  • Steve Aoki ft. [[[Zuper Blahq]]] - "I'm In The House" (Remix by FSG)
  • SMD - "Hustler" Mixed With Technotronic - "Pump Up The Jam"

Also available in November will be a free compatibility update enabling gamers to purchase and play existing downloadable content from DJ Hero in DJ Hero 2 includingmixes featuring music fromJAY-Z, Eminem, David Guetta, Lady Gaga, Pussycat Dolls and many others. Consumers who already own previous DJ Hero downloadable content will be able to play their mixes in DJ Hero 2 without re-purchasing.

With the highly skilled DJ’s and music producers at FreeStyleGames – joined by Deadmau5, David Guetta and a crew of world renowned mixologists – dropping the beats, everyone will have a chance to experience the following artists’ music in an all-new way:

  • 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman - California Love Remix
  • 50 Cent - In Da Club
  • Adamski - Killer
  • Afrika Bambaataa and The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
  • Armand Van Helden - I Want Your Soul
  • A-Trak - Say Whoa
  • B.o.B feat. Bruno Mars - Nothin' On You
  • Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head At
  • BlakRoc feat. Pharoahe Monch & RZA - Dollaz & Sense
  • Busta Rhymes - Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See
  • Calvin Harris - I'm Not Alone
  • Chamillionaire - Ridin'
  • Chic - Good Times
  • Chic - Le Freak
  • Clinton Sparks, DJ Class, & Jermaine Dupri - Favorite DJ
  • Daft Punk - Human After All
  • Damian Marley - Welcome To Jamrock
  • David Guetta & Chris Willis - Love Is Gone
  • David Guetta feat. Kid Cudi - Memories
  • David Guetta vs. The Egg - Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away
  • Deadmau5 - Ghosts N Stuff
  • Deadmau5 & Kaskade - I Remember
  • Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart
  • Dillinja and Skibadee - Twist 'Em Out
  • Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden - Bonkers
  • DJ Qbert - Super Battle Breaks
  • DJ Shadow - Midnight In A Perfect World
  • DJ Shadow feat. Q-Tip and Lateef The Truth Speaker - Enuff (DJ Fresh Remix
  • Donna Summer - Bad Girls
  • Edwin Starr - War
  • Eminem - Not Afraid
  • Estelle feat. Kanye West - American Boy
  • Flo Rida - Low
  • Flo Rida feat. Will.I.Am - In The Ayer
  • Gorillaz feat. Mos Def & Bobby Womack - Stylo
  • Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five feat. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee - The Message
  • Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F
  • House Of Pain - Jump Around
  • Iyaz - Replay
  • Janet Jackson - Nasty
  • Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
  • Justice - Waters Of Nazareth
  • Kanye West - Heartless
  • Kanye West - Love Lockdown
  • Kaskade & Deadmau5 - Move For Me
  • Kelis - Acapella (David Guetta Extended Mix
  • Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
  • Lady Gaga - Lovegame
  • Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
  • Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis - Just Dance
  • Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz feat. Ying Yang Twins - Get Low
  • Lil' Wayne - Go DJ
  • Lil' Wayne feat. Static Major - Lollipop
  • LL Cool J - I Can't Live Without My Radio
  • M.I.A. - Galang
  • M|A|R|R|S - Pump Up The Volume
  • Major Lazer feat. VYBZ Kartel - Pon De Floor
  • Malcolm McLaren - Buffalo Gals
  • Metallica - The Day That Never Comes
  • Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On
  • MSTRKRFT feat. N.O.R.E. - Bounce
  • Nas feat. Keri Hilson - Hero
  • Naughty By Nature - O.P.P.
  • Nelly - Hot In Herre
  • New Boyz - You're A Jerk
  • New Order - Blue Monday
  • Newcleus - Jam On It
  • Nightcrawlers - Push The Feeling On (MK Mix 95
  • Orbital - The Box
  • Pirate Soundsystem - Bashy Bashy
  • Pitbull - I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho
  • Pussycat Dolls feat. Busta Rhymes - Don't Cha
  • Rihanna - Pon De Replay
  • Rihanna - Rude Boy
  • Robin S - Show Me Love (Stonebridge Radio Edit
  • Salt N Pepa - Push It
  • Sam Cooke - Chain Gang
  • Sam Sparro - B&G a/k/a Black & Gold
  • Sean Paul - Infiltrate
  • Sean Paul - Get Busy
  • Snoop Dogg - Who Am I (What's My Name)?
  • Snow - Informer
  • Soulja Boy Tell 'Em - Crank That (Soulja Boy
  • Sparfunk & D-Code - Apocalypse
  • Stevie Wonder - Superstition
  • Talib Kweli - Get By
  • The Chemical Brothers - Leave Home
  • The Chemical Brothers feat. Q-Tip - Galvanize
  • The Crystal Method - Busy Child (Still Busy After All These Years Remix
  • The Jackson 5 - ABC
  • The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Mase & Diddy - Mo' Money, Mo' Problems
  • The Prodigy - Omen
  • The Prodigy - Firestarter
  • Tiësto - Speed Rail
  • Tiësto & Sneaky Sound System - I Will Be Here
  • Tiësto vs Diplo - Come On
  • Tiga - You Gonna Want Me
  • Timbaland feat. Drake - Say Something
  • Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E. - The Way I Are
  • Tweet feat. Missy Elliott - Oops (Oh My
  • Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven
  • Warren G feat. Nate Dogg - Regulate
  • Wayne Smith - Under Mi Sleng Teng
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix
  • Young Jeezy feat. Kanye West - Put On

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 over 80 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.


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