Exciting DJ Hero News!

Well after bringing you the story and teaser pictures of the forthcoming DJ hero game, more details are now coming in about exactly what it will consist of... and its looking good!

Thanks to the Red Octane blog we now know that the game will feature music and features from two of the biggest artists in the field - Jay-Z and Eminem. With these two pioneers of music lending their talents to the development of the game and providing exclusive music and special edition premium controllers for the game it is shaping up to be a good release, don't worry if you are a hardened rock god through, there will be element where the DJ (on his decks) and the Guitarist (on his GH axe!) can join forces to make sweet, sweet music together! Lets hope they also reveal the ability to add live drums into the DJ mix too!

Here is a small expert form the Red Octane Blog

DJ Hero immerses fans into DJ culture and a sea of music as they take turns with their friends, scratching songs, playing along to the hottest tracks and ruling the party. The game’s innovative turntable controller was created exclusively for the game and features familiar DJ tools including a fully-rotating turntable, sample buttons, effects dial and crossfader. Players master various DJ techniques as they play along to visual cues for scratching, blending, crossfading and sampling, and can also add their own creative spark by choosing to add a variety of effects, samples and scratches. 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 using any USB compatible microphone. Additionally, gamers can rock together as DJ Hero features DJ-guitar exclusive mixes played with a turntable controller and Guitar Hero(R) guitar controller.

With Activisions previous form of encouraging user generated music to be shared with others this really could be a way of making good music at home without too much trouble or technical knowledge! Who knows maybe  in a few years time they'll be topping the charts!

What do you think? Is this a good move for Activision and will it see genuine good content from players or is it just another gimmicky attempt at expanding the franchise?

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One Comment on "Exciting DJ Hero News!"

  1. FunkMunky on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 5:52 pm 

    just to add a little info on the DJ Hero game,it won’t be the case of pressing the buttons in time with the music and scratching in time,the outer buttons relate to the 2 records being played and the middle button used for samples,the skill is all in the cross-fader by blending between records.
    I Am a bit worried (Again) that they’ve opted for Jay-z and Eminem when i would be more excited if Eric B and Rakim,EPMD and Gangstarr were to be included due to them having great Turntablism DJs but there is a rumour that DJ Shadow doing excusive mixes for the game.
    I am looking forward to a “Walk this way” tribute using both the guitar and turntable.
    Its time to scratch that itch Wikka Wikka Wa Wa

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