19th March 2010 - Two of the biggest artists in music, JAY-Z and Eminem, are mixing it up again with Activision Publishing Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) DJ Hero™ – the #1 new videogame intellectual property of 2009 – by dropping their rhymes in exclusive mixes available for download beginning today on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The JAY-Z vs. Eminem Mix Pack delivers three standout hits from each legend, including JAY-Z’s “Can I Get A…” mixed with Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” driving the total number of one-of-a-kind mixes available for fans to spin, scratch and battle into triple digits.
“From sold out concerts to #1 albums to double digit Grammy Awards, JAY-Z and Eminem define what it means to be a successful artist,” said Jamie Jackson, Creative Director, FreeStyleGames. “The DJ Hero soundtrack is an expanding collection of chart-topping hit music – mixed in an all-new way – that can only be experienced in our game, and with the addition of the JAY-Z vs. Eminem Mix Pack, players and their friends can not only experience, but interact with over 100 unique mixes.”
The JAY-Z vs. Eminem Mix Pack features the following exclusive mash-ups:
“Shake That” by Eminem Mixed With “Show Me What You Got” by JAY-Z
“Without Me” by Eminem Mixed With “Encore” by JAY-Z
“Can I Get A…” by JAY-Z Mixed With “Lose Yourself” by Eminem
The JAY-Z vs. Eminem Mix Pack is available now on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 for 640 Microsoft Points. The Mix Pack will be available on the PlayStation Store for the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system on March 25, 2010 for $12.95. All mixes will be released as downloadable singles for Wii™ on March 25, 2010 for 300 Wii Points each.
The DJ Hero Extended Mix Pack 01, featuring two party rockin’ grooves: 50 Cent featuring Mary J. Blige “All Of Me” mixed with Queen’s “Radio Ga Ga” and “DARE” by Gorillaz vs. Public Enemy’s “Can’t Truss It;” and the David Guetta Mix Pack 01 containing remixes of his hot tracks “When Love Takes Over” featuring Kelly Rowland, the chart-topping “Sexy Chick” featuring Akon and “On The Dance Floor” featuring will.i.am and apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas; are available now. For information on how to connect your console and access DJ Hero downloadable content, please visit: https://www.djhero.com/support/.
The #1 new videogame intellectual property by revenue in the U.S. and Europe for calendar 2009, according to The NPD Group, Charttrack and GfK, DJ Hero delivers an all-new interactive music experience that allows players to not only experience, but hear music in an all-new way. Featuring mixes created by DJ AM, Cut Chemist, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, J. Period, DJ Shadow, DJ Z-Trip and more, spinning over 100 individual songs, highlighted in 93 unique never-before-released mixes that blend genres of music, including hip-hop, pop, rock and dance, DJ Hero delivers the most diverse and international collection of music ever assembled in a music game by incorporating anthems from legendary artists. Created exclusively for DJ Hero, the turntable controller immerses fans into DJ culture and a sea of music as they utilise and master various DJ techniques including scratching, crossfading and sampling, while leaving room for creative expression with a variety of effects and player chosen samples and scratches, transforming a face in the crowd into the life of the party.
The DJ Hero Renegade Edition includes a copy of the game, a premium Renegade turntable controller, hardshell turntable carrying case that converts to a performance-ready DJ stand, and an exclusive JAY-Z and Eminem 2-CD pack featuring “best of” and new, unreleased material.
Available now, DJ Hero was 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. For more information about DJ Hero, please visit djhero.com, facebook.com/djhero and twitter.com/djhero.