Def Jam throws down on next-gens

The rappin' and fightin' series will continue on the new consoles, may cross to other genres as EA confirms Def Jam 3 is on the way.

Electronic Arts, the world's biggest game publisher, and Def Jam Enterprises, arguably the world's most influential entertainment conglomerate (helmed by Def Jam Records founder Russell Simmons) are teaming up again for another beat down on gamers.

The two companies have signed a multiyear agreement "that will deliver next-generation video games across multiple genres." The two groups are effectively extending the contract that previously brought Def Jam Vendetta and Def Jam: Fight for New York to gamers.

Today's news confirms what Def Jam Enterprises president and CEO Kevin Liles told GameSpot News back in May: that Def Jam 3 was a lock and was even then in the works for next-gen platforms.

Though EA did not mention what specific genre the upcoming game might conform to, the publisher did reveal that the series is at least sticking to its roots...for now.

EA said that Def Jam 3 (working title) is currently in development at EA Chicago, the same studio that produces the Fight Night series. And while no mention of platforms or game details accompanied the statement, the companies volunteered that DJ3 would be a "street fighting game."

Def Jam and EA previously hooked up for 2003's Def Jam Vendetta (GameCube, PlayStation 2) and 2004's Def Jam: Fight for New York (GameCube, PS2, Xbox). The games let hip-hop artists who usually limit their battles to the mic (well, most anyway) duke it out in underground settings in full-on street combat.

With classic and new hip-hop artists such as Slick Rick, Method Man, Lil' Kim, and Erick Sermon, as well as a fighting mechanic that blended traditional fighting and wrestling tactics, the Def Jam series was and is generally held in high regard by critics.

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Chicknwaffles
Chicknwaffles

they better have Hurricane in there. the game (the rapper) will make me buy the game (def jam) for sure. i would love to see the game beating up 50 cent in here. so they better have fifty aswell. and agreed with HACHET_MAN1, they NEED to have INSANE CLOWN POSSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wikkkkkit klowwwnz!

kennethja
kennethja

This game will be off tha chain. there will be some old characters with there new appearence, and there will be new rappers like lil wayne, papoose, chamillionare, rick ross, t.i. 50 cent, and eminem. the game is supposed to release on march 9 2007.

wildsoul0509
wildsoul0509

the past games were awesome!! i hope they include 50 cent or eminem to their repertory of hip-hop stars

Avery08
Avery08

The first one was good the second was off the chain the 3rd seems like its gone be better cant wait 4 this one!!! It would be tight if it had grills to put on your character....

Sato2099
Sato2099

Fight for New York is a good game and I hope tha 3rd one will be bigger and better.

HACHET_MAN1
HACHET_MAN1

I HOPE THAY PUT J AND SHAGEY FORM ICP IN IT

TAN1WHA
TAN1WHA

I loved the first to instalments of the game and cant wait for this one. Be cool if they'd include some old school artists though. And why the hell has LL Cool J and Jay Z not been included? At least include some of their tracks.

Le-Beave
Le-Beave

BigBadWolf86, it sounds like you have a very good idea from what you want out of this game. They are very good ideas but sounds like you want it abit like the Smackdown games with all the variations of hair n colour etc. But i cant wait for this game! I started playing on my Def Jam 2 FFNY yesterday. It's really good. This should look amazing on the PS3 cos the FFNY graphics on ps2 were very impressive.

bigbadwolf86
bigbadwolf86

I'll buy the game if it has the almost all of the following below- -Advanced Character Creation *Uses 360 cam to import your face on a 3d model *100s of hair styles and hair colors to create almost anybody you can think of. -Old Stages (Bring back some of the old stages.. remade with new pretty graphics..) -Downloadable content.. *Characters *Stages *Clothing *Character Creation Additions *Music -Select Music through 360 dashboard (even though Def Jam is all about rap.. would be nice to select your own music instead of hearing the same songs over an dover again. I would think this feature WOULD be in it.. All the other 360 games have it already.)

KillaCdogg
KillaCdogg

All I kno Iz dis Game better be sick I jus hope dey get new voice overs and add some rappers and hav little rap groups like G-unit ,DIPSET,Dem Franchise Boyz, Swissha house(chamillionare, paul wall, mike jones) and they need to rappers like lil wayne, cam'ron, juelz, JR Writer ,Hell Rell T.I cuz im a big fan of dipset and if they get put in there ill murder ne 1 wit dipset !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DIPSET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheDarkTwo
TheDarkTwo

the first game was tight......the 2nd was ok, and i hope the 3rd will be better than the 2nd.

couse18
couse18

yo bless reppin' Canada hes the sh*t he deserved to be on it.

stepstr8goon
stepstr8goon

i cant wait for this game i hope they have 50cent

black_skull69
black_skull69

I can't wait for this game to come out. I liked the first and LOVED the second. It's a fusion between street fight like games and hip hop, which combine into this perfectly made series of games.

madman_420
madman_420

This is gonna be an entertaining game... smash'em up fighting, with your favourite and most hated rappers... i loved kicking Bless in the face in Fight for N.Y. he dont deserve to be on a label.... peace yall

carlos171719
carlos171719

this is gonna be the 2nd best fighting game probable but i still cant wait for this game

17reasonswhy
17reasonswhy

this game is going to be the joint.....definitely time for some sneak peaks already!

DeAntCarter
DeAntCarter

Whats taking this game so long to have pics and videos? I have been waiting for months, for anything! I know its going to be a good game because the others were nice. All I'm saying is put somthin out, anything ... Yall slipin...........

DeAntCarter
DeAntCarter

Whats taking this game so long to have pics and videos? I have been waiting for months, for anything! I know its going to be a good game because the others were nice. All I'm saying is put somthin up anything......... Yall slipin...........

Mattman2391
Mattman2391

I have everyone of the def jam games nd i have been waiting for this game forever nd i hope its i good as i thkn its going to be..nd ive also been waiting for the PSP version but it keeps getting pushed back nd its driving me crazy!