DJ Hero Superstar DJs Offer Exclusive Original Mixes

May 28, 2009


One of the Most Anticipated Video
Games of the Year Offers a Globally Diverse Collection of Music Including
Hip-Hop, Pop, R&B, Electronica, Rock and More

DJ Hero™ will drop the needle on one
of the most anticipated new video games of 2009 with a completely fresh
experience and legendary artists including Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent, Justice,
Marvin Gaye, Beck, Beastie Boys and N.E.R.D. DJ Hero features more than 100
individual songs that have been transformed into more than 80 exclusive,
original mixes by superstar DJs including DJ Shadow, DJ Z-Trip and DJ AM. With
an innovative, new turntable controller and the hottest music collection of
original music, DJ Hero is a unique new social music gaming experience that will
excite the millions of dance club music fans who can now play along to hit songs
from a range of genres including hip-hop, R&B, pop, rock and electronica
allowing them to rule the party with original mixes.

Joining the internationally
acclaimed DJ, producer and recording artist DJ Shadow, who has been consulting
and contributed several mixes for DJ Hero, and making their video game debuts,
DJ Z-Trip, a founder of the mashup movement who’s known worldwide for his sold
out shows and eclectic style, and DJ AM, one of the world’s premier and most
in-demand DJs today, appear as in-game characters and have each created multiple
exclusive mixes for DJ Hero.

In DJ Hero, faces in the crowd are
transformed into the life of the party as the game’s turntable controller –
created exclusively for DJ Hero and featuring familiar DJ tools including a
fully-rotating turntable, sample buttons, effects dial and cross fader –
immerses fans into the authenticity of DJ culture and a sea of music. By
utilizing and mastering various DJ techniques including scratching, blending,
cross fading and sampling, while leaving room for creative expression with a
variety of effects and player chosen samples and scratches, gamers will rule the
party performing music as only a DJ can. Social expression is heightened with
euphoric multiplayer gameplay where two DJs can battle competitively or have a
player join in to emcee over any track in the game with a mic. Additionally,
gamers can rock together as DJ Hero features DJ-guitar exclusive mixes played
with a turntable controller and Guitar Hero® guitar controller.

DJ Hero is being developed by
FreeStyleGames for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems
and the Wii™ system from Nintendo. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB. For
more information about DJ Hero, please visit 

For more
information on DJ Shadow, DJ Z-Trip and DJ AM, please visit
, respectively.