Award winning producer-rapper, world famous DJ and founder of one of rapÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most influential groups, The Wu-Tang Clan, RZA will ascend to the virtual stage on October 19 in ActivisionÃ‚Â highly anticipated video game DJ Hero 2.Ã‚Â Joining a distinguished rank of playable characters appearing in the game, including Deadmau5, David Guetta, DJ Qbert, and TiÃƒÂ«sto, RZA also mixed and produced two exclusive tracks featuring LL Cool J Ã¢â‚¬Å“I CanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t Live Without My RadioÃ¢â‚¬Â Mixed With Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Ã¢â‚¬Å“The MessageÃ¢â‚¬Â and Damian Marley Ã¢â‚¬Å“Welcome To JamrockÃ¢â‚¬Â Mixed With Walter Murphy Ã¢â‚¬Å“A Fifth of Beethoven.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I’m very excited to be involved with DJ Hero 2.Ã‚Â As both a DJ and gamer from an early age, the game combines two of my passions,Ã¢â‚¬Â said RZA.Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“I loved working with the team and am excited for the fans to hear the two brand-new mixes I put together just for this game.Ã‚Â Bong bong!Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“RZA rounds out the crew of in-game playable characters representing the biggest and best DJs in hip hop, pop and dance from around the world,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Dan Neil, Music Director, FreeStyleGames.Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“These world-renowned DJs, along with our award-winning team at FreeStyleGames, have mixed a host of the biggest hits from the hottest artists today to produce 83 masterpieces that deliver the best soundtrack in entertainment.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ including DJ Battles that pit DJ against DJ in mixes produced specifically for battle gameplay Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 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.Ã‚Â Featuring the biggest dance, pop and hip-hop hits by the hottest artists everyone knows and loves remixed by world-class DJÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in an all-new way, the gameÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s soundtrack delivers 83 unique creations only available in DJ Hero 2.Ã‚Â 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 theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re spinning with freestyle scratching, crossfading and sampling.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â The game is in development by FreeStyleGames for the Xbox 360, the PLAYSTATION 3 and the Wii.Ã‚Â The game is rated Ã¢â‚¬Å“TÃ¢â‚¬Â (Teen Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Mild Suggestive Themes, Lyrics) by the ESRB.Ã‚Â For more information about DJ Hero 2, please visit www.djhero.com, www.facebook.com/djhero and www.twitter.com/djhero.