Konami, in association with Def Jam Interactive, has announced a new musical game dedicated to Hip-Hop fans : Def Jam Rapstar. The tracklist, composed of 40 tracks, includes 90s classics as well as recent releases, with region specific music for the UK and Europe. The game is planed for an Autumn 2010 release on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii, more info and 2 screenshots after the clic.
Press Release :
Konami and DefJam Bring the Noise!
Konami joins forces with Autumn Games, 4mm Games, and Def Jam Interactive as Def Jam Rapstar takes the mic…
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced it has agreed an exclusive distribution agreement with Autumn Games, 4mm Games, and Def Jam Interactive for the upcoming music videogame Def Jam Rapstar.
Developed by 4mm Games, Terminal Reality and Def Jam Interactive, Def Jam Rapstar is the first true interactive Hip Hop music game experience for consoles, and will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 and Wii™ in Autumn, 2010.
Designed as the ultimate MC experience, Def Jam Rapstar is the only music game that focuses exclusively on Hip Hop. With a track list boasting over 40 of the greatest Hip Hop songs around, including region specific music for the UK and Europe, Def Jam Rapstar makes you the star. Using a mic controller, players rhyme, make videos using a compatible camera, and upload their efforts to the fully integrated Def Jam Rapstar community at www.defjamrapstar.com. Def Jam Rapstar also offers you the chance to freestyle over tracks by some of the world’s hottest Hip Hop producers and have members of the community vote on your uploaded videos.
Initial confirmed Def Jam Rapstar gameplay tracks include:
ARTIST - SONG
2 Pac - I Get Around
50 Cent - I Get Money
Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg - Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang
Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger
Lil’ Wayne - A Milli
Notorius B.I.G. - Juicy
Slick Rick - Children’s Story
T.I. featuring Rihanna - Live Your Life
Wu Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.
Young Jeezy featuring Kanye West - Put On
“For 30 years, Hip Hop music has re-defined the sound, boundaries and culture of popular music,” said Kunio Neo, President, Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “We look to explore that ambition by pushing the boundaries of music games with Def Jam Rapstar. The combined power of 4mm Games and Def Jam Interactive will bring a music game experience like no other seen to date, and we are excited to be a part of such a unique game.”
“Hip Hop is a global phenomenon that has permeated pop culture to become the most important youth movement of our generation. We are proud to deliver the first authentic Hip Hop music experience to gamers that will undoubtedly change the way music games are played,” added Kevin Liles, President and CEO of Def Jam Enterprises. “It is an incredible opportunity to work with the Konami, 4mm Games and Terminal Reality teams in developing Def Jam Rapstar. Our partnership with Konami ensures that everyone around the world will have an opportunity to compete with the best of the best. So show us what you got!”
“4mm was founded with the intent of bringing the experience of Constantly Connected Gaming™ to the next generation of gamers,“ said Nick Perrett, CEO of 4mm Games. “We look forward to providing Hip Hop fans worldwide a powerful example of that vision this year with Def Jam Rapstar." Def Jam Rapstar is being co-published by Autumn Games, and represents the publishers' first major release as part of its ongoing efforts to provide a new way for top-flight developers to independently make and release games that challenge traditional boundaries.
Def Jam Rapstar will be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 and Wii in Autumn 2010. For more information, please go to www.defjamrapstar.com or visit www.twitter.com/defjamrapstar
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