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Two DJ Hero 2 demos available - virtual and Best Buy

Posted by: Tina at 10/12/2010 4:34 PM
Interested in checking out DJ Hero 2 before release day on October 19th? Activision has you covered with two demos that are now available.

Over 900 participating Best Buy stores across the nation are setting up turntables to demo DJ Hero 2 in either Freestyle, Quickplay, or various multiplayer modes including Accumulator and DJ Battle. The mixes available in stores feature Pussycat Dolls/Busta Rhymes/Pitbull, Lady Gaga/Colby O’Donis/Deadmau5, MSTRKRFT/N.O.R.E., and Estelle/Kanye West/Chic. Read on for the track titles.

Those who are interested can also check out Freestyle mode online with a virtual turntable that is controlled with your keyboard and mouse (trackpad users are welcome - I’ve tried it). The tracks available feature Tiesto, Sneaky Sound System and Blackroc featuring Pharoahe and RZA. 


Budding beat chemists, singing sensations and their friends can now get their hands on a pair of DJ Hero® 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. 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 game’s all-new Freestyle gameplay mechanics, Quickplay and multiplayer modes including Accumulator and DJ Battle. Mixes included in the demo of DJ Hero 2 are:



· Pussycat Dolls Featuring Busta Rhymes “Don’t Cha” Mixed With Pitbull ”I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)”

· Lady Gaga Featuring Colby O’Donis “Just Dance” Mixed With Deadmau5 “Ghosts N Stuff”

· MSTRKRFT Featuring N.O.R.E. “Bounce” (Battle Mix)

· Estelle Featuring Kanye West “American Boy” Mixed With Chic “Good Times”



Additionally, gamers can spin, scratch and sample on a virtual DJ Hero® 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. Designed for gamers of all ages and featuring hit music included in the game from Tiësto, Sneaky Sound System and Blackroc ft. Pharoahe Monch & RZA, take the DJ Hero 2 online game for a whirl here: http://www.djhero.com/try/demo.



“With 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,” said Jamie Jackson, Creative Director at FreeStyleGames. “With 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.”



Featuring an original, exclusive mashup of Rihanna’s sixth number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, “Rude Boy” Mixed With Iyaz’s international smash hit debut single “Replay” - both tracks having collectively amassed over 200 million online video views - the DJ Hero 2 “Mix 2gether” 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 – 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.



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.