Activision has achieved great success in the music and rhythm game genre with Guitar Hero alone. This prompted them to expand upon their “Hero” empire into other musical genres with the critically acclaimed, #1 new IP of 2009, DJ Hero.
Activision is looking to put those good vibes on repeat with DJ Hero 2, which has been announced for this coming Fall.
Activision’s CEO already confirmed rumors that a sequel to DJ Hero is in development a while ago, and now the sequel has formally been announced, which is currently scheduled for a release this fall.
The press release states that DJ Hero 2 will feature some of the hottest tracks and artists in multiple music genres. Players will also be treated to new multiplayer game modes and plenty more:
DJ Hero 2 spins together the hottest tracks blazing up the charts and legendary club anthems from the biggest artists in pop, dance and hip hop including Dr. Dre, The Chemical Brothers, Kanye West, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and over 85 others. Fueling the party will be a host of all-new social multiplayer game modes and innovative freestyle gameplay giving virtual DJ’s the ability to crossfade, scratch and sample in over 70 speaker-blowing mashups from the hottest DJ’s and Producers around the world, including Deadmau5 – part of dance music’s elite – who will be starring as an in-game playable character.
In addition to the news of the sequel, Activision has announced DJ Hero owners will be able to download, spin, scratch and battle a mix from DJ Hero 2 as downloadable content. The mix features Lady Gaga’s popular “Just Dance” track which is accompanied by beats of Deadmau5’s “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff.” The mix will be available for free today when the PlayStation Store updates to June 14th.
DJ Hero 2 also will be available as a Party Bundle which will include a copy of the game, two turntable controllers and a microphone. No pricing has been given yet, however considering the last year’s $120 price tag for just one turntable, we suspect it will be somewhere around the $199 mark.