DJ Hero(R) 2 Demo Spins Into Best Buy Stores And An All-New Online Demo Hits The Web Letting Fans Experience And Share New Features And Mixes From The Game
Budding beat chemists, singing sensations and their friends can now get their hands on a pair of DJ HeroÂ® 2 demos, giving the highly-anticipated follow up to the #1 new IP of 2009 a spin before the game launches on Tuesday, October 19.Â Starting today, over 900 Best Buy stores nationwide will offer fans and all of their friends the chance to fire up two turntable controllers and experience their favorite music in an all-new way with an in-store playable demo featuring the gameâ€™s all-new Freestyle gameplay mechanics, Quickplay and multiplayer modes including Accumulator and DJ Battle.Â Â Mixes included in the demo of DJ Hero 2 are:
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Pussycat Dolls Featuring Busta Rhymes â€œDonâ€™t Chaâ€ Mixed With Pitbull â€I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)â€
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Lady Gaga Featuring Colby Oâ€™Donis â€œJust Danceâ€ Mixed With Deadmau5 â€œGhosts N Stuffâ€
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â MSTRKRFT Featuring N.O.R.E. â€œBounceâ€ (Battle Mix)
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Estelle Featuring Kanye West â€œAmerican Boyâ€ Mixed With Chic â€œGood Timesâ€
Additionally, gamers can spin, scratch and sample on a virtual DJ HeroÂ® turntable controller with an exciting, one-of-a-kind online demo that allows fans to experience the amazingly fun Freestyle gameplay elements debuting in DJ Hero 2 and spin together their own unique mixes which can then be shared with friends via Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or e-mail.Â Designed for gamers of all ages and featuring hit music included in the game from TiÃ«sto, Sneaky Sound System and Blackroc ft. Pharoahe Monch & RZA, take the DJ Hero 2 online game for a whirl here:Â http://www.djhero.com/try/demo.
â€œWith new social gameplay modes, including full microphone support, all-new levels of creative freedom and an amazing 83 track mix list, DJ Hero 2 is the ultimate mixer of music and friends,â€ said Jamie Jackson, Creative Director at FreeStyleGames.Â â€œWith the DJ Hero 2 online game, millions of fans across the globe can now get a taste of how great the game is before they run out and pick it up.â€
Featuring an original, exclusive mashup of Rihannaâ€™s sixth number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, â€œRude Boyâ€ Mixed With Iyazâ€™s international smash hit debut single â€œReplayâ€ – both tracks having collectively amassed over 200 million online video views – the DJ Hero 2 â€œMix 2getherâ€ TV spot will begin broadcasting nationwide starting today, Tuesday, October 12, and is now available online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjbII5xqG8s
DJ Hero 2 will deliver the definitive way for players to come together and party with a host of new multiplayer modes â€“ including DJ Battles that pit DJ against DJ in mixes produced specifically for battle gameplay â€“ 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.Â Featuring the biggest dance, pop and hip-hop hits by the hottest artists everyone knows and loves remixed by world-class DJâ€™s in an all-new way, the gameâ€™s soundtrack delivers 83 unique creations only available in DJ Hero 2.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 theyâ€™re spinning with Freestyle scratching, crossfading and sampling.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.
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 â€œparty-in-a-box.â€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.Â The game is in development by FreeStyleGames for the Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 and the Wiiâ„¢ system from Nintendo.Â The game is rated â€œTâ€ (Teen â€“ Mild Suggestive Themes, Lyrics) by the ESRB.Â For more information about DJ Hero 2, please visit www.djhero.com, www.facebook.com/djhero and www.twitter.com/djhero.