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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) To Feature DJ, Producer and Remixer, Tiesto

by Rainier on July 30, 2010 @ 4:24 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 #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. 

When the party starts this October, virtual DJ's and MC's throughout the universe will fire up two turntable controllers and a microphone and mix it up with Tiesto.

Having worked with the likes of Muse, Justin Timberlake, Jonsi from Sigur Ros, Flo Rida, Sean Kingston and Three 6 Mafia, performed for billions of fans at the opening ceremonies of the Athens Olympics and headlined the Coachella and Bonnaroo music festivals among others, Tiesto has earned his status as the world's hottest DJ. The GRAMMY(R) Nominee will be spinning for a new audience as he takes to the virtual ones and twos, delivering a pair of pulse-pounding exclusive mixes and joining the ever-growing roster of playable characters, including Deadmau5, David Guetta, DJ Qbert and others.

"DJ Hero 2 is all about bringing people of different backgrounds, ages and music tastes together to have some fun DJ'ing their favorite music. The way the music comes together is fresh and unique and as a DJ, I couldn't ask for more than that,"said Tiesto. "I am excited to be involved with this medium and to be contributing to a great game with an amazing soundtrack."

"From touring the globe and working with some of the world's most visionary artists across five hit albums, to performing at the biggest clubs and the hottest festivals, Tiesto is one of the biggest DJ's in the world," said Tim Riley, Vice President of Music Affairs, Activision."We've assembled a cast of the biggest and best DJ's and having Tiesto bring his unique style adds incredible flavor to the best soundtrack in entertainment."

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
  • 50 Cent
  • Adamski
  • Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
  • Armand Van Helden
  • A-Trak
  • B.o.B.
  • Basement Jaxx
  • BlakRoc
  • Bobby Womack
  • Bruno Mars
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Calvin Harris
  • Chamillionaire
  • Chic
  • Chris Willis
  • Clinton Sparks
  • Colby O’Donis
  • Daft Punk
  • Damian Marley
  • David Guetta
  • Deadmau5
  • Deee-Lite
  • Dillinja
  • Diplo
  • Dizzee Rascal
  • DJ Shadow
  • Donna Summer
  • Dr. Dre
  • Drake
  • Edwin Starr
  • Eminem
  • Estelle
  • Flo Rida
  • Gorillaz
  • Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
  • Harold Faltermeyer
  • House Of Pain
  • Iyaz
  • Jackson 5
  • Janet Jackson
  • Justice
  • Kanye West
  • Kaskade
  • Kelis
  • Keri Hilson
  • Kid Cudi
  • Kool & The Gang
  • Lady Gaga
  • Lil Jon
  • Lil Wayne
  • LL Cool J
  • M.I.A.
  • M|A|R|R|S
  • Major Lazer
  • Malcolm McLaren
  • Mase
  • Melle Mel & Duke Bootee
  • Metallica
  • Missy Elliott
  • Mos Def
  • MSTRKRFT
  • N.O.R.E.
  • Nas
  • Nate Dogg
  • Naughty By Nature
  • Nelly
  • New Boyz
  • New Order
  • Newcleus
  • Nightcrawlers
  • Orbital
  • Pharoahe Monch
  • Pirate Soundsystem
  • Pitbull
  • Puff Daddy
  • Pussycat Dolls
  • Rihanna
  • Robin S.
  • RZA
  • Salt N Pepa
  • Sam Cooke
  • Sam Sparro
  • Sean Paul
  • Skibadee
  • Sneaky Sound System
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Snow
  • Soulja Boy Tell Em
  • Sparfunk & D-Code
  • Static Major
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Talib Kweli
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • The Crystal Method
  • The Egg
  • The Notorious B.I.G.
  • The Prodigy
  • Tiësto
  • Tiga
  • Timbaland
  • Tweet
  • Walter Murphy
  • Warren G
  • Wayne Smith
  • Will.I.Am
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Young Jeezy

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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