Activision has officially announced DJ Hero 2. While not exactly a well-kept secret, we have learned a ton of details about the upcoming game. Announced artists include Dr. Dre, The Chemical Brothers, Kanye West, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and over 85 others, and the game will support a microphone so you can add vocals to the mix.
DJ Hero 2 will also feature new multiplayer modes, including a DJ Battle mode, as well as the jump-in-and-play Party mode that you know and love from the last Guitar Hero game. It will be released in two versions: A deluxe kit that includes two turntables and a microphone, and the basic, one turntable and no microphone edition.
To celebrate the announcement, DJ Hero owners will have the opportunity to download a mix from DJ Hero 2 as downloadable content. The mix features Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” mixed with Deadmau5’s “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff.” The mix will be available for free from June 8-14 on Xbox Live and the PlayStation store.
“We’re improving upon all the gameplay elements from DJ Hero that gamers loved with the all-new freestyle gameplay and a host of new multiplayer game modes,” said Jamie Jackson, Creative Director, FreeStyleGames. “But we’re not stopping there either as the award-winning soundtrack is getting bigger songs from hotter artists that our talented crew of DJ’s is spinning into hits that fit the gameplay flawlessly.”
DJ Hero 2 is slated for release in the fall on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii.