Hailed in the press as “music game of the year”* and “the freshest thing in rhythm gaming,”** living room legends and singing sensations who have already picked up DJ Hero® 2 can soon expand the “the best soundtrack of any music game”*** with three new exclusive downloadable Mix Packs, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced.
Available beginning today and including tracks from the legendary Beastie Boys and electronic dance music superstars The Prodigy, the Hard Edge Mix Pack will bring pulse pounding beats to virtual DJs everywhere with:
Hard Edge Mix Pack (available starting today, November 30):
· Pixies – “Debaser” Mixed With The Prodigy – “Invaders Must Die”
· Beastie Boys – “Body Movin’” Mixed With Lenny Kravitz “Rock And Roll Is Dead”
Taking it back to the old school, for all the old fools, who are so cool; if you want to get down, the Old Skool Mix Pack will show you the way. Available on December 14, 2010 the Old Skool Mix Pack will include:
Old Skool Mix Pack (available December 14):
· Fat Boys – “Human Beat Box” Mixed With Mantronix – “King of the Beats”
· Tag Team – “Whoomp! (There It Is)” Mixed With 45 King– “The 900 Number”
· Beastie Boys – “Triple Trouble” Mixed With Tone-L?c – “Funky Cold Medina”
No strangers to the remix realm, having collaborated on crossover tracks with everyone from hip-hop icon JAY-Z to world-renowned DJ Hero remixer and consultant Z-Trip, three Linkin Park hits will receive the exclusive DJ Hero remix treatment as downloadable content for DJ Hero 2, including a mashup of “When They Come For Me” by legendary turntablist, producer and DJ Hero alumni, Diplo.
Linkin Park Mix Pack (available December 21):
· Linkin Park – “The Catalyst (Does It Offend You, Yeah? Remix)” (Remix by FSG)
· Linkin Park – “When They Come For Me” (Diplo Remix)
· Linkin Park – “Pts.of.Athrty”(Remix by FSG)
All Mix Packs will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Hard Edge Mix Pack for 480 Microsoft Points and the Old Skool and Linkin Park Mix Packs for 640 Microsoft Points; and on the PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Hard Edge Mix Pack for $5.99 and the Old Skool and Linkin Park Mix Packs for $7.99. All mixes will be released as downloadable singles for Wii™ for 300 Wii Points™.
About DJ Hero 2
The ultimate mixer of music and friends, DJ Hero 2 delivers 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.
Available now, DJ Hero 2 invites a wave of new digital disc jockeys to the turntables as the game is available as a Party Bundle which includes a copy of the game, two turntable controllers and a microphone, offering the ultimate “party-in-a-box.” Gamers who experienced DJ Hero®, 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 was developed by FreeStyleGames for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and Wii. 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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