Daft Punk mixing up DJ Hero

Ever since its 1995 breakout hit "Da Funk," French tech-house act Daft Punk has been a fixture in dance clubs and at music festivals. Now, Rolling Stone magazine has revealed that the Paris-based duo of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter will be appearing in a video game for the...

Ever since its 1995 breakout hit "Da Funk," French tech-house act Daft Punk has been a fixture in dance clubs and at music festivals. Now, Rolling Stone magazine has revealed that the Paris-based duo of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter will be appearing in a video game for the first time.

Unsurprisingly, that game will be DJ Hero, Activison's forthcoming turntable-based rhythm game. According to Rolling Stone, Daft Punk will use the game to release 11 exclusive mash-ups of its own tracks with hits from acts like Queen, No Doubt, and Young MC. The pair, who rarely appear in public undisguised, will also let players don their trademark robot helmets and play in venues modeled after their elaborate stage shows (see below).

Daft Punk is the latest high-profile band announced for DJ Hero, which ships October 27 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and Wii. They join DJ Jazzy Jeff, Eminem, Jay-Z, DJ Shadow, Tiesto, and Grandmaster Flash on the game, which features and was partially designed by the recently deceased DJ AM.

[UPDATE] Activision has now made it official, releasing the first screenshots of Daft Punk in the DJ Hero game (pictured). It also named eight of the 11 exclusive mixes to be featured in the game:

--Daft Punk "Around the World" vs. Young MC "Bust A Move"
-- Daft Punk "Da Funk" vs. NASA "Strange Enough ft. Karen O, ODB and Fatlip"
-- Daft Punk "Da Funk" vs. Queen "Another One Bites the Dust"
-- Daft Punk "Robot Rock" vs. Hashim "Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)" Produced and mixed by The Scratch Perverts
-- Daft Punk "Robot Rock" vs. Queen "We Will Rock You"
-- Daft Punk "Short Circuit" vs. Boogie Down Productions "Jack Of Spades"
-- Daft Punk "Technologic" vs. Gary Numan "Cars"
-- Daft Punk "Television Rules The Nation" vs. No Doubt "Hella Good"

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QE-Zodak
QE-Zodak

ok, this game is making me think about buying a ps3

QE-Zodak
QE-Zodak

ok, this game is making me think about buying a ps3

wario96
wario96

DANG! i should buy a daft punk helmet so then i look cool playing it

wario96
wario96

DANG! i should buy a daft punk helmet so then i look cool playing it

Pwnd56
Pwnd56

@Intrakitt then now you know not to make assumptions, ok? that is all i wanted to say, so just chill. you did what i hoped you would do, and that is not an insult. you got mad at me, like i did you, i showed u that u shouldn't insult people u dont know, u get it?i am sorry if i offended you, but now you know what i meant, ok? just don't make assumptions of people u don't know. ok? no bad blood, just don't do stuff like that. all i wanted to say. you good? btw, this is not an insult, but it is OK to type wrong on the internet, just do it to ur comfort.

Pwnd56
Pwnd56

@Intrakitt then now you know not to make assumptions, ok? that is all i wanted to say, so just chill. you did what i hoped you would do, and that is not an insult. you got mad at me, like i did you, i showed u that u shouldn't insult people u dont know, u get it?i am sorry if i offended you, but now you know what i meant, ok? just don't make assumptions of people u don't know. ok? no bad blood, just don't do stuff like that. all i wanted to say. you good? btw, this is not an insult, but it is OK to type wrong on the internet, just do it to ur comfort.

Intrakitt
Intrakitt

Pwned56: You're telling me to go to school? You can't even compose a sentence without a bevy of grammatical errors. Learn to spell and type you illiterate prick. You couldn't be more wrong in your assumptions of me. I'm 23, I'm not a high school idiot, I take my own lunch which usually consists of a single fiber bar, and I haven't been home to my parents in years. I go to college every weekday and have a steady 3.5 GPA. I know it's not a 4, but I'm on my 4th year now and some of my classes are pretty difficult (i.e. Micro Biology). Furthermore, I don't own a high horse, nor have I ever been on one. Now that I've pretty much laid it all out on the table I suppose that you can judge me, but know this: I don't care what you have to say, nor will I ever care what anyone on the internet has to say because they are not my friends, I do not claim to be friends with them, and I do not know them anymore than the average person walking next to me on the street or in the mall. I believe all of your berating towards me can be directly related to yourself. Maybe you are just insecure? Hmm...that would explain why you care so much about what I say in regards to your stupid comments.

Intrakitt
Intrakitt

Pwned56: You're telling me to go to school? You can't even compose a sentence without a bevy of grammatical errors. Learn to spell and type you illiterate prick. You couldn't be more wrong in your assumptions of me. I'm 23, I'm not a high school idiot, I take my own lunch which usually consists of a single fiber bar, and I haven't been home to my parents in years. I go to college every weekday and have a steady 3.5 GPA. I know it's not a 4, but I'm on my 4th year now and some of my classes are pretty difficult (i.e. Micro Biology). Furthermore, I don't own a high horse, nor have I ever been on one. Now that I've pretty much laid it all out on the table I suppose that you can judge me, but know this: I don't care what you have to say, nor will I ever care what anyone on the internet has to say because they are not my friends, I do not claim to be friends with them, and I do not know them anymore than the average person walking next to me on the street or in the mall. I believe all of your berating towards me can be directly related to yourself. Maybe you are just insecure? Hmm...that would explain why you care so much about what I say in regards to your stupid comments.

blakeney
blakeney

@ joalmchotmail lol at you!!!!!!! you fail big time!!! 1st, daft punk aint a band you jerk!!!! its 2 producers...... 2nd, they dont even make techno!!!! 3rd where on earth do you get it shouldnt be a genre??? care to expalin why it shouldnt be? otherwise you just look like a plain jerk. have you even ever heard proper techno......(or are you from the usa where from some odd reason all types of HOUSE get shoeboxed into the techno box for some really odd reason?? please hurry with your educated reply...i dont have all day to read the kinda junk im sure your gonna replywith lol!! just incase anyonelse is gonna fall flat on their face like joalmchotmail did....learn from his mistake......and know what the funk your talking about or just dont bother yourself.........

blakeney
blakeney

@ joalmchotmail lol at you!!!!!!! you fail big time!!! 1st, daft punk aint a band you jerk!!!! its 2 producers...... 2nd, they dont even make techno!!!! 3rd where on earth do you get it shouldnt be a genre??? care to expalin why it shouldnt be? otherwise you just look like a plain jerk. have you even ever heard proper techno......(or are you from the usa where from some odd reason all types of HOUSE get shoeboxed into the techno box for some really odd reason?? please hurry with your educated reply...i dont have all day to read the kinda junk im sure your gonna replywith lol!! just incase anyonelse is gonna fall flat on their face like joalmchotmail did....learn from his mistake......and know what the funk your talking about or just dont bother yourself.........

blakeney
blakeney

@ fleshimp91 If someone asks you to dj at their party and your an acualy dj...like with 1210s/cdj's id sugest NOT to turn up with ps3 and DJ hero;p they might be a lil pissed............but if someone asks you and your not the above then yea lol this certainly would make for a funky new party peice!! i guess its the same deal with guit hero......not dissing all you guit heros out there......but if you see an ad in the paper or shop window for a band looking for a new guitarist....DONT turn up with ur ps3 and guit hero! lol

blakeney
blakeney

@ fleshimp91 If someone asks you to dj at their party and your an acualy dj...like with 1210s/cdj's id sugest NOT to turn up with ps3 and DJ hero;p they might be a lil pissed............but if someone asks you and your not the above then yea lol this certainly would make for a funky new party peice!! i guess its the same deal with guit hero......not dissing all you guit heros out there......but if you see an ad in the paper or shop window for a band looking for a new guitarist....DONT turn up with ur ps3 and guit hero! lol

Killingspree303
Killingspree303

Before I knew Daft Punk was in it, I thought the game would be a rapper game or something like that. Now I'm actually planning to buy it. Daft Punk are the best.

Killingspree303
Killingspree303

Before I knew Daft Punk was in it, I thought the game would be a rapper game or something like that. Now I'm actually planning to buy it. Daft Punk are the best.

dortega120
dortega120

Aw man tha is gonna be hella sik!!!! This game gonna be off the hook!!!! :)

dortega120
dortega120

Aw man tha is gonna be hella sik!!!! This game gonna be off the hook!!!! :)

Pwnd56
Pwnd56

@Intrakitt well, maybe u should just get off ur chair, ask ur mommy to pack a lunch for u, and go to school, so u can learn things besides: slamming ppl who u don't know and didnt do a thing to u, taking ur anger for society out on places where people don't care about ur problems, and being an annoying little kid.be mature btw, i pity u, the only "friends" that u have are strangers on a website, and u have to make unnecessary comments that further support the theory that ur mom may have accidentally dropped u as a baby

Pwnd56
Pwnd56

@Intrakitt well, maybe u should just get off ur chair, ask ur mommy to pack a lunch for u, and go to school, so u can learn things besides: slamming ppl who u don't know and didnt do a thing to u, taking ur anger for society out on places where people don't care about ur problems, and being an annoying little kid.be mature btw, i pity u, the only "friends" that u have are strangers on a website, and u have to make unnecessary comments that further support the theory that ur mom may have accidentally dropped u as a baby

Pwnd56
Pwnd56

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Pwnd56
Pwnd56

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Intrakitt
Intrakitt

@pwnd56: It's also pretty stupid to care about who thumbs you up or down or any which way...

Intrakitt
Intrakitt

@pwnd56: It's also pretty stupid to care about who thumbs you up or down or any which way...

Cheinei
Cheinei

Eh...im indifferent.

Cheinei
Cheinei

Eh...im indifferent.

Pwnd56
Pwnd56

@Intrakitt, you fail to realize that a stupid online name doesn't matter, and you fail to realize that MAYBE it means that I pwnd 56? its pretty stupid to make comments regarding ppl's fake names instead of the real subject.

Pwnd56
Pwnd56

@Intrakitt, you fail to realize that a stupid online name doesn't matter, and you fail to realize that MAYBE it means that I pwnd 56? its pretty stupid to make comments regarding ppl's fake names instead of the real subject.

Pwnd56
Pwnd56

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Pwnd56
Pwnd56

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gintheplacetobe
gintheplacetobe

Daft Punk is great, but I don't think they are even DJ's. Yeah they produce some awesome electro-house, but I'm pretty sure they do all Live PA when performing in front of people.

gintheplacetobe
gintheplacetobe

Daft Punk is great, but I don't think they are even DJ's. Yeah they produce some awesome electro-house, but I'm pretty sure they do all Live PA when performing in front of people.

danielplaza
danielplaza

Ahh me encanta Daft Punk, y al saber la noticia, casi lloro...Gracias Activision. I love Daft Punk, my favorite group...Comprare ese juego apenas salga.

danielplaza
danielplaza

Ahh me encanta Daft Punk, y al saber la noticia, casi lloro...Gracias Activision. I love Daft Punk, my favorite group...Comprare ese juego apenas salga.

Linkari
Linkari

Screw it, I'm sold, but I still want a used game and controller. Too many other damn good games this season that don't go over a hundred dollars.

Linkari
Linkari

Screw it, I'm sold, but I still want a used game and controller. Too many other damn good games this season that don't go over a hundred dollars.

kikaazz
kikaazz

Daft punk is so hot. Saw them live once, best thing ever seen!

kikaazz
kikaazz

Daft punk is so hot. Saw them live once, best thing ever seen!

fleshimp91
fleshimp91

with this, if people ask you to be a DJ at their party, you should just bring your PS3 or Xbox 360 along with DJ Hero and spin away... That would be awesome.

fleshimp91
fleshimp91

with this, if people ask you to be a DJ at their party, you should just bring your PS3 or Xbox 360 along with DJ Hero and spin away... That would be awesome.

tremor33
tremor33

Looks cool. Looks fun. I like Daft Punk. But I'm done with rhythm games. I'm not spending 100-150 bucks on another plastic peripheral

tremor33
tremor33

Looks cool. Looks fun. I like Daft Punk. But I'm done with rhythm games. I'm not spending 100-150 bucks on another plastic peripheral

Shadow_Fire41
Shadow_Fire41

no way!! awesome! now we got some good songs! all we need is stronger, faster, harder and One more time.

Shadow_Fire41
Shadow_Fire41

no way!! awesome! now we got some good songs! all we need is stronger, faster, harder and One more time.

DragonsCrest50
DragonsCrest50

Daft Punk?! Cannot wait for this! Hopefully Musique and Aerodynamic will be in this..this game is going to be huge and if it has some of Tiesto's old tracks like Adagio for Strings and Traffic) maybe even huger. The turntable is a great idea i think

DragonsCrest50
DragonsCrest50

Daft Punk?! Cannot wait for this! Hopefully Musique and Aerodynamic will be in this..this game is going to be huge and if it has some of Tiesto's old tracks like Adagio for Strings and Traffic) maybe even huger. The turntable is a great idea i think