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DJ Hero

Platform(s): PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Activision
Developer: FreeStyleGames
Release Date: Oct. 27, 2009

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'DJ Hero' (ALL) Expands With Domination Mix Pack

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 6:03 a.m. PDT

DJ Hero expands Guitar Hero's signature social gaming to all-new consumers with the addition of diverse music genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance. An all-new turntable controller transforms players into DJs by creating original mixes of popular songs and music from the world's most exciting artists and DJs.

DJ Hero will drop the needle with a completely fresh experience and legendary artists including Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent, Justice, Marvin Gaye, Beck, Beastie Boys and N.E.R.D. DJ Hero features more than 100 individual songs that have been transformed into more than 80 exclusive, original mixes by superstar DJs including DJ Shadow, DJ Z-Trip and DJ AM. With an innovative, new turntable controller and the hottest music collection of original music, DJ Hero is a unique new social music gaming experience that will excite the millions of dance club music fans who can now play along to hit songs from a range of genres including hip-hop, R&B, pop, rock and electronica allowing them to rule the party with original mixes.

The makers of Guitar Hero introduce a new way to experience your favorite music. With DJ Hero you will be the life of the party as you scratch and mix more than 100 songs into over 90 unique mixes.

Learn basic and advanced DJ Hero techniques, then spin your way through different set lists in beginner, easy, medium, hard, and expert modes. Grab your friends and start your own DJ Hero party.

Master turntablists may have met their match with the Domination Mix Pack, a trio of hot new house and electronic music mashups, joining over 100 exclusive mixes currently available for the most diverse set list in music gaming, Activision's DJ Hero. Available for download starting today and featuring tracks from some of the world's biggest DJs and producers, budding beat chemists can test their turntable talents against their friends as they spin, scratch and battle to:

  • "Sandstorm" by Darude Mixed With "Higher State of Consciousness" by Josh Wink
  • "Wolfgang's Fifth Symphony" beat juggle by Wolfgang Gartner
  • "Red Mist VIP" beat juggle by Danny Byrd

     

"Since DJ Hero's launch, we've delivered what dance and hip-hop music fans have wanted with the David Guetta and JAY-Z vs. Eminem downloadable content," said Jamie Jackson, Creative Director at FreeStyleGames.  "We've found that the most difficult on-disc mixes are the most played, so DJ Hero fans looking for a challenge will have fun spinning exactly what they want in the upcoming Domination Mix Pack."

The Domination Mix Pack is available starting today on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 640 Microsoft Points.  The Domination Mix Pack will be available starting May 11 on the PlayStation Store for $7.99.  All mixes will be released today as downloadable singles for Wii for 300 Wii Points each.

In DJ Hero, faces in the crowd are transformed into the life of the party as the game’s turntable controller – created exclusively for DJ Hero and featuring familiar DJ tools including a fully-rotating turntable, sample buttons, effects dial and cross fader – immerses fans into the authenticity of DJ culture and a sea of music. By utilizing and mastering various DJ techniques including scratching, blending, cross fading and sampling, while leaving room for creative expression with a variety of effects and player chosen samples and scratches, gamers will rule the party performing music as only a DJ can. Social expression is heightened with euphoric multiplayer gameplay where two DJs can battle competitively or have a player join in to emcee over any track in the game with a mic. Additionally, gamers can rock together as DJ Hero features DJ-guitar exclusive mixes played with a turntable controller and Guitar Hero guitar controller.

Expanding upon the revolutionary easy to pick up/challenging to master gameplay mechanics developed and refined in Guitar Hero®, DJ Hero delivers an all-new interactive music experience that allows players to start the party and not only experience, but to hear music in an all-new way. With over 100 individual songs, highlighted in 93 unique never-before-released mixes that blend genres of music, including hip-hop, pop, rock and dance, DJ Hero delivers the most diverse and international collection of music ever assembled in a music game by incorporating anthems from legendary artists. Created exclusively for DJ Hero, the turntable controller immerses fans into the DJ culture and a sea of music as they utilize and master various DJ techniques including scratching, crossfading and sampling, while leaving room for creative expression with a variety of effects and player chosen samples and scratches, transforming a face in the crowd into the life of the party.

The DJ Hero Renegade Edition featuring JAY-Z and Eminem includes a copy of the game, a premium Renegade turntable controller, hardshell turntable carrying case that converts to a performance-ready DJ stand, and an exclusive JAY-Z and EMINEM 2-CD pack featuring "best of" and new, unreleased material.


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