Activision has officially announced DJ Hero 2. The sequel to 2009’s most innovative music game – DJ Hero. The existence of DJ Hero 2 was hinted at earlier this year. (gameinformer.com/b/news/archiv... ... equel.aspx)

“DJ Hero was the best music game of 2009 and with DJ Hero 2 we’re delivering a new easy to pick-up, challenging-to-master experience that all players can enjoy together,” said David Haddad, Chief Operating Officer of the Guitar Hero franchise. “With new social game modes, the inclusion of full microphone support, all-new levels of creative freedom and an amazing soundtrack, DJ Hero 2 is the ultimate mixer of music and friends.”

As mentioned, features include compatibility with a second turntable, microphone integration, freestyle gameplay, and a slew of new mixes. Social-centric multiplayer modes have also been added, with DJ battles pitting friend against friend on specially designed tracks. Drop-in, drop-out party play allows for more flexibility, and career-inspired Empire Mode will provide you the chance to grow from a green DJ to the head of a major entertainment empire.

“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,” Jamie Jackson told Game Informer, 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.”

Featured Artist Include:

Dr. Dre
The Chemical Brothers
Kanye West
Lady Gaga
+ over 85 others!

To celebrate the reveal of DJ Hero 2, fans can download a free mix of Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” and Deadmau5’s “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” from XBL and the PSN Store June 8-14.

DJ Hero 2 will launch this fall with several different retail package options. The Party Bundle will include the game, two turntables, and a microphone. The Turntable bundle will ship with the game and a single deck. Standalone software will also be available to purchase.

Look forward to E3 for more DJ Hero 2 news! Happy gaming :)

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