X360, PS3 Monday, February 5, 2007 | 2:40 PM

Def Jam Icon videos

Def Jam Icon videos

Electronic Arts released this producer commented video of Def Jam: Icon showcasing the directional fighting system. Technically this game is really good looking.
Update: Added a second video showing the DJ Control system allowing the player to use the music during the fight.


Directional Attacks
DJ Controls

All comments

Commented on 2007-02-05 15:26:26
Wow! Nice
Commented on 2007-02-05 15:32:37
i heard this game got no grapple moves...apart from throw....if so i wont touch this with a barg pole...no matter how good it looks
Commented on 2007-02-05 15:51:06
Isn't there meant to be a demo of this on XBL soon?
Commented on 2007-02-05 16:00:10
@ Drunkenshaolin, well you can grab and throw characters, as I've seen in movies on IGN.

@ twoism: Yes :)
Commented on 2007-02-05 16:29:45
I hope Kudo is in the game, I want to punch him in the face.
Commented on 2007-02-05 16:45:53
the game does look great.. still i miss Def Jam 2's fighting system and approach.


Is anyone else not a fan of the analog stick gameplay mechanics? I prefer the button and directional pad methods to fight.

The use of the right analog stick to pull of fighting moves isn't something i prefer, even for fight night round 3, i switched to config 3 and used the buttons and directional pad to unleash moves. And online i got my ass kicked as i couldn't swap the controls to config 3.

Def jam 2 had an awesome fighting system and i loved using the button and directional pad to unleash some bone crunching combos.. It's going to take me ages to get into the right analog stick mechanics
Commented on 2007-02-05 17:05:16
Looks pretty good.
Commented on 2007-02-05 17:32:03
It bothers me allot that you can actually kick your opponent through the room with one kick!

Def Jam fight for NY was awesome, i just hope this is up to par in terms of gameplay, i'm not 2 happy with all the moving deathtraps/background
Commented on 2007-02-05 18:37:45 In reply to prodygee
ya i know you can do a simple throw, just read me first post,
but i mean to grapple and body slam or do some sick move like you could do in the old Def jam`s games that we come to expect. Thats what made that game fun....
Commented on 2007-02-05 19:19:18
It will be interesting to see how the PS3 version fares against the 360 version. This time they didnt have 10 months to finetune the game for the PS3 like they had with FNR3 (and yet as according to gamespot, the PS3 version was inferior in the backgrounds (lack of texture RAM) and only added more damage details and skin detail (veins) unrelated to texture resolution.
Commented on 2007-02-05 19:19:56
seems alright...
Commented on 2007-02-05 20:20:21
wow, the graphics are definitly eye-opening. it's a shame that there's no 80ies glam-metal-version of this :(
Commented on 2007-02-05 20:25:55 In reply to OriginalBuckRogers
Posted by OriginalBuckRogers
wow, the graphics are definitly eye-opening. it's a shame that there's no 80ies glam-metal-version of this :(
awesome idea to have a game with rockers..

Always wanted to beat the crap out of kid rock and tommy lee
Commented on 2007-02-05 22:28:48
It's a shame they had to mess up a perfectly alright game with this idea just because they thought the draw of Def Jam was its Def Jam-ness. :(

I like the thought of a musical fighting game (though not with this MTV style execution) but I loved this game for what it used to be; a gritty create-your-style fighting game set in clubs and underground arenas with a distinct visual style and gut wrenchingly physical and viceral moves. Now it's.. Celebrity Death Match set in MTV animations. Which is fine! But they effectively erased the direction the series was going in before, and now there's nothing there in its place.

Bizarre Creations' "The Club" might fill that void though maybe? I admit I don't know a lot about that game.
Commented on 2007-02-05 22:55:26
"The Club" is a shooter. It follows sort of a Running Man/Manhunt type of story.
Commented on 2007-02-05 23:18:02
Oh really!? Well... okay then.

*lets the depression in the door*
Commented on 2007-02-06 00:25:12
Well, the TNA game will probably adopt something closer to the aki-style fight system in fight for NY. Though I am really dissapointed with how the combat in this game is looking.
Commented on 2007-02-06 01:09:08
i also dont like how the combat is done in the game. i was expecting something similar to def jam 2 controls-wise :(
Commented on 2007-02-06 01:47:32
I'll be intrigued to see what the next Fight Night looks like after seeing this.
Commented on 2007-02-06 04:23:52
Holy shit this game looks good! I'm not into the gameplay much myself, but this looks CG. I am blown away! The mo-cap(I assume it's mo-cap) transitions are sooooo smooth and realistic. I can't even believe how good the animations look. And everything else looks amazing too. EA made this? Wow.
Commented on 2007-02-06 11:21:50
EA Chicago has to be one of the most talented studios EA has, if not the most talented.. FNR3 looked awesome, and this looks very nice aswell.. And it's not all looks aswell, they're actually good games (at least FNR3 was, so I presume DJI will be aswell)..
Commented on 2007-02-06 11:50:57
Well, people don't generally want to admit it, but EA Big and Criterion consistently produce solid efforts aswell.
Commented on 2007-02-06 22:49:52
How to kill a perfectly good (and amazingly fun) game..?

Watch and learn...

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