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RZA joins the DJ Hero 2 crew

Posted by: Tina at 9/2/2010 8:47 PM
Activision announced another DJ to the ranks of DJ Hero 2 as both a character in-game and a contributor to exclusively made tracks for the turntable-based game.

Known for his involvement in the Wu-Tang Clan is RZA who has mixed two tracks for DJ Hero 2, one which features LL Cool J’s “I Can’t Live Without My Radio” mixed with Grandmaster Flash and The Fusious Five’s “The Message”, and the other featuring Damian Marley’s”Welcome to Jamrock” mixed with Walter Murphy’s “A Fifth of Beethoven.”

For some a hint of these tracks, as well as a short interview with RZA on being featured in DJ Hero 2, check out the video posted below. 




SANTA MONICA, CA – September 2, 2009 –Award winning producer-rapper, world famous DJ and founder of one of rap’s most influential groups, The Wu-Tang Clan, RZA will ascend to the virtual stage on October 19 in Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) highly anticipated video game DJ Hero® 2. Joining a distinguished rank of playable characters appearing in the game, including Deadmau5, David Guetta, DJ Qbert, and Tiësto, RZA also mixed and produced two exclusive tracks featuring LL Cool J “I Can’t Live Without My Radio” Mixed With Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five “The Message” and Damian Marley “Welcome To Jamrock” Mixed With Walter Murphy “A Fifth of Beethoven.”

“I'm very excited to be involved with DJ Hero 2. As both a DJ and gamer from an early age, the game combines two of my passions,” said RZA. “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. Bong bong!”

“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,” said Dan Neil, Music Director, FreeStyleGames. “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.”

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 – including DJ Battles that pit DJ against DJ in mixes produced specifically for battle gameplay – 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. Featuring the biggest dance, pop and hip-hop hits by the hottest artists everyone knows and loves remixed by world-class DJ’s in an all-new way, the game’s soundtrack delivers 83 unique creations only available in DJ Hero 2. 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 they’re spinning with freestyle scratching, crossfading and sampling. 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. 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. The game is in development by FreeStyleGames for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION®3 and the Wii™ system from Nintendo. The game is rated “T” (Teen – Mild Suggestive Themes, Lyrics) by the ESRB. For more information about DJ Hero 2, please visit www.djhero.com, www.facebook.com/djhero and www.twitter.com/djhero.