Def Jam sequel now fighting for New York

EA gives the follow-up to Def Jam Vendetta a new handle.

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While the game remains the same, the sequel to Def Jam Vendetta will have a new handle. In today's news-rich Electronic Arts conference call, the publisher said the follow-up to the best-selling rapper-wrestling game will now go by the street name of...Def Jam: Fight For NY. No new details were given about the renamed game, which is being developed by EA Canada.

Def Jam: Fight For NY will see players assuming the role of a ruthless NYC street fighter battling for control of the hip-hop underground. The game boasts an all-new fighting engine that allows players to customize multiple fighting styles as they progress through the game. More than 70 characters will be featured in Def Jam: Fight For NY, including more than 35 hip-hop personalities, such as Busta Rhymes, Lil' Kim, Ludacris, Method Man, Redman, Slick Rick, Snoop Dogg, and Carmen Electra.

For more on Def Jam Fight For NY, check out GameSpot's preview.

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