Hot off the press comes news that DJ Hero 2 will be released on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii this coming October.
70 new mashups featuring Dr. Dre, The Chemical Brothers, Kanye West, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and over 85 others will be available to play on two turntables along with microphones to rap along to or give shout outs to your mates. New game modes include DJ Battles, a kind of DJ face off for two players, and jump in/out Party Play which allows players to join and leave at any time while not interrupting the game. A new career called Empire Mode starts you out as an up and coming DJ on the road to becoming the head of a major entertainment empire.
“DJ Hero was the best music game of 2009 and with DJ Hero 2 we’re delivering a new easy to pick-up, challenging-to-master experience that all players can enjoy together,” said David Haddad, Chief Operating Office, Guitar Hero. “With new social game modes, the inclusion of full microphone support, all-new levels of creative freedom and an amazing soundtrack, DJ Hero 2 is the ultimate mixer of music and friends.”
“We’re improving upon all the gameplay elements from DJ Hero that gamers loved with the all-new freestyle gameplay and a host of new multiplayer game modes,” said Jamie Jackson, Creative Director, FreeStyleGames. “But we’re not stopping there either as the award-winning soundtrack is getting bigger songs from hotter artists that our talented crew of DJ’s is spinning into hits that fit the gameplay flawlessly.”
To celebrate the announcement, a free DLC for existing DJ Hero owners has been released which gives a taster of a mix from DJ Hero 2. The mix features the sultry sounds of Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” mixed with the blistering beats of Deadmau5’s “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff.” This is available starting from June 8th to 14th, Xbox 360 owners can download it here now.0