While the debut of the DJ Hero franchise may not have met or lived up to the success of Activision’s smash-hit franchise Guitar Hero, that is not stopping the powerhouse publisher from keeping the hip-hop and electronic front covered by the series. This was also made apparent by the performances of greats such as Eminem and David Gueta at the Activision E3 press conference of 2010
Next up on the DJ Hero 2 list of hit musicians is the world’s biggest electronic artist and dance music icon, Tiësto. With a resume that features a roster of icons such as Muse, Justin Timberlake, Flo Rida, Sean Kingston, and Three 6 Mafia, Tiësto is sure to be a key to DJ Hero 2’s success. Tiësto’s virtual inclusion in the lineup of playable characters such as the already confirmed Deadmau5, David Guetta, and DJ Qbert, DJ Hero 2 is already poised to be a much grander and more popular title than the original disk jockey simulator. According to the superstar DJ himself:
“DJ Hero 2 is all about bringing people of different backgrounds, ages and music tastes together to have some fun DJ’ing their favorite music. The way the music comes together is fresh and unique and as a DJ, I couldn’t ask for more than that. I am excited to be involved with this medium and to be contributing to a great game with an amazing soundtrack.”
Of course Activision, themselves, are more than pleased with the collaboration and inclusion of the digitized DJ. According to Vice President of Music Affairs for Activision, Tim Riley:
“From touring the globe and working with some of the world’s most visionary artists across five hit albums, to performing at the biggest clubs and the hottest festivals, Tiësto is one of the biggest DJ’s in the world. We’ve assembled a cast of the biggest and best DJ’s and having Tiësto bring his unique style adds incredible flavor to the best soundtrack in entertainment.”
Still iffy about the collaboration? Check out the video below for a closer, visual look at the Tiësto experience. Think he’s a perfect fit or is it too radical of a change to the original DJ Hero formula? Tell us in the comments below!