Those waiting for standalone turntables to play multiplayer don't have to wait any longer.
DJ Hero owners who have been patiently waiting to purchase a second standalone turntable controller no longer need to wait.
Globally Acclaimed Hits From David Guetta Remixed Exclusively For DJ HeroSANTA MONICA, CA – November 24, 2009 – Hailed as the “#1 Best Video Game Right Now” by Rolling Stone and “an impressive piece of work” by Entertainment Weekly, the DJ Hero™ set list is expanding again with the addition of three new downloadable tracks. Beginning today, living room legends and budding superstar DJ’s alike are invited to experience the euphoric rhythms of David Guetta and keep the party going with downloadable remixes of the ubiquitous “When Love Takes Over” featuring Kelly Rowland, the chart topping “Sexy Chick” featuring Akon and “On The Dancefloor” featuring will.i.am and apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas.
Does the new turntable controller and musical direction hold up?
Since the initial Guitar Hero title back on the PlayStation 2, peripheral-based rhythm titles have become some of the best selling games in the industry. While the games started on the guitar, they have more recently branched out to both Drums and vocals, but never further than the standard band setup. The music has also mostly been rock-centric - until now that is. DJ Hero introduces both a new controller and a totally new soundtrack with music tailored to the controller and the experience.
Sales will rely heavily on word of mouth and in-store demos.
DJ Hero sales are expected to be low according to Kai Huang, president of Red Octane, who spoke at the PLAY Digital Media Conference in Berkeley, Calif.
All Gamestops across the United States will be hosting a DJ Hero event this upcoming Sunday, October 11.
Gamers who just can't wait to get their hands on Activision's upcoming title, DJ Hero, will be able to stop into their local Gamestop store this Sunday, October 11 for a hands-on preview.
DJs are already talking about how Activision has contacted them for next year's version. Also, the DJ Hero turntables won't work with anything else.
Gamesindustry.biz is reporting that Activision is already recruiting new talent for a sequel and downloadable content for DJ Hero, which hits stores on October 27. Award-winning DJ Qbert has apparently been contacted by Activision as they reportedly plan to annualize the franchise.