DJ Hero 2 spinning Dr. Dre, Metallica, Lady Gaga

Activision lets first details of mixing-game's lineup slip; 90 artists promised, new freestyle and party modes teased.

DJ Hero 2 will have a range of new multiplayer modes, freestyle gameplay, and full microphone support, Activision said today. The megapublisher also said that the rhythm game will feature over 90 pop, dance, and hip-hop artists among its lineup. These will include Metallica, Kanye West, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and The Chemical Brothers. The artists will provide more than 70 tracks between them.

Lady Gaga is just one of 90 artists in DJ Hero 2.

Speaking about the new gameplay, Activision said it would feature, "freestyle scratching, cross fading and sampling." On top of the new creative options, the company also revealed that DJ Hero 2 will feature a new single-player Career mode, in which players works their way up from struggling DJ to media mogul.

Multiplayer in DJ Hero is also getting something of a makeover. Several new multiplayer modes are promised, including DJ Battles and Party Play. Party Play will feature vocalists with "integrated onscreen singing and rapping of lyrics and rhymes."

The game, which will be out "this autumn," will come in a variety of bundles. This includes a "party in a box" set that comprises a copy of the game, two turntables, and a microphone, as well as a single-turntable bundle and a version without accessories.

DJ Hero 2 was first confirmed in January by Activision CEO Bobby Kotick. While the critical reception for DJ Hero was generally positive, sales were disappointing, though Activision claimed it was the most successful new intellectual property of 2009 in terms of revenue.

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175 comments
themovi3nut
themovi3nut

I am not complaining but perhaps they should get some more dance oriented songs, its only a thought and my opinion.

Spoon-Man
Spoon-Man

I see lots of people are complaining about metallica being on this, whats the big deal, you can mix any type of music...

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

I'm DJ. (most of my colleagues) have awesome PC!! it's not one but two!! but why they put on Consoles only!! it's B.S.!! damn amateur console gamers!! ;)

player_leo
player_leo

I think it's funny that I've been hearing news about DL Hero 2 even before DJ Hero 1 came out.

bored_gamer
bored_gamer

Lady Gaga is gonna be in DJ Hero 2? that's a joke! I don't want to play songs with Paparazzi or Poker Face. now someone suggested Deadmau5. that would be an awesome choice. more Daft Punk, more Tiesto, how about the Alive 2007 version of Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.

the_punkface
the_punkface

cool. hte first one was interesting i player it a friends house. just might get it

sman3579
sman3579

Wow! A lot of haters for this game, and it hasn't even been released.

antonio_hdz2
antonio_hdz2

Since i last checked Metallica is Metal/rock genre band not hip hop...

The_Shadow_Link
The_Shadow_Link

I think a sequel is necessary just to cover the cost of the DJ-Mixer...

gtapro123
gtapro123

dr dre! yeah! but lady gaga? what the hell this is DJ hero not RnB hero.

AmnesiaHaze
AmnesiaHaze

they should put in the xecutioners , beat junkies , the allies , invisble skratch piklz , dj revolution just to name few not some of that BS ... but whatever sells more will be in i think , they disrespecting the art imo by some of their track selections

Stedmister
Stedmister

As an amature DJ, it is possible to mix heavy meatal, hard to do but possible, I once did Enter Sandman with another track, and threw a fluke it worked out great. As for Lady Gaga, I say NO, I been wanting a game like this for a while, but refuse to support it due to a fair chunk of the track selection.

AmnesiaHaze
AmnesiaHaze

lady gaga the true turntablist hero ... GJ

roosteraxe1
roosteraxe1

If Metallica's in the new DJ hero, does that mean the next Guitar Hero will have Snoop and Dre? Just because you have someone's music licensed really doesn't mean you should just throw it in whatever music games you can cram it in. Oh well, I pretty much gave up on Activision making sense a long time ago. Maybe they'll actually put out a decent game before they lose all their fans, but I doubt it.

shadowkiller11
shadowkiller11

Not caring for Gaga but im liking the variety given.

jshaas
jshaas

Metallica + DJ Hero = Does not compute!!! And should GS know better than to put Dr. Dre and Metallica in the same sentence as Lady GaGa?!?!? Her music is crap, and she's fugly. This Metallica thing is really bothering me though. I know they did that song with Swizz Beats a while back, but DJ Hero???

stray2615
stray2615

@laptop 1 decent song won't save the game, you will have to sort through the rubbish. As I said, the only way to please everyone is to make a level creator and let people upload their own mixes with their own music and everyone can find something they like. I for one like Hardcore, DNB and hard dance, but no way a game full of that will sell. Others here like electro/house, but again it can't warrant a whole game. Let us make the mixes!

laptop12
laptop12

eh hello, i see everybody always yelling Metalica and Lady Gaga, but are you BLIND?? there is Chemical Brother there, if Daft Punk is a 10, Chemical Brother is a 9.9. This game will make you feel very high with Chemical Brother beat, turn the volume out loud, maximum the bass and do it again

FidelSarcastro
FidelSarcastro

Metallica and DJs go together like Yani and Ozzfest, ice ballet and MMA fights, Sir Mix-a-lot and square dancing. I mean when i hear the word "Metallica" plastic turntables isnt the first thing that comes to mind.

SoreBastard
SoreBastard

Screw Lady Gaga! I want more Daft Punk!

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

How's metallica pop, dance or hip hop?

tastetheacidmil
tastetheacidmil

nice cant wait for this, still playing the hell out of the first

TheBlackSpeed
TheBlackSpeed

I have to be honest..I'm getting this one too. I hope the Career Mode will be great, and all the features they're putting in will actually be worthwhile.

TheBlackSpeed
TheBlackSpeed

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Spincut
Spincut

I wonder if the turntable will be the same or a new model...would hate to think I wasted money on an outdated model (even if could use some improvements).

firehawk998
firehawk998

WOW I didnt know that Metallica was a pop band. Know all we need is Iron Maiden and AC/DC to join DJ Hero 2 to fully reliase that Bobby Kotick has lost his mind.

railroberto2007
railroberto2007

no times arent tuff for metallica they got screwed by activsion and activision can do anything with their music for so many years. know what your talking about before you speak DaSlyOne

WTA2k5
WTA2k5

Let's hope whatever Dr. Dre song they have is off Detox.

StSk8ter29
StSk8ter29

I still think the first game is worth a purchase, I have not regretted buying it one bit. It's such a different experience than Guitar Hero from the music to the atmosphere. Not to mention it's extremely fun.

shinspikes
shinspikes

I hate you activision, but I did like the first game. The new additions sound good. But I still hate you.

RatchetV1
RatchetV1

Just Dance vs Enter Sandman !!! LOL Nah but seriously, KingKevo71789 got the right idea. Really?

Voltaire3
Voltaire3

Its too bad this game hasn't been more successful. It seems to be blamed for the excesses in the GH games, which is unfair. The music is excellent and the visuals are great (the blatant in game advertising notwithstanding). I'm not a Metallica fan, but then again part of the appeal the game is getting exposed to new music. I'm looking forward to this.

aryanbrar
aryanbrar

activision got there genres mixed up, metallica what :o and lady gaga aka auto tune tranny who can't sing. her stupid fame and advertisements.

demonic_85
demonic_85

Lady gaga and metallica mixed together = barf (should that happen)

Laza-rus
Laza-rus

@ttime 32 I thought the same thing but there was a great rendition of Sanitarium performed by Limp Biskit at the MTV Icon show honoring Metallica a few years ago and it was awesome. Not sure what Activision has in mind, but something like that could be cool.

FFadikt
FFadikt

Wow as I read down in these comments, I feel kinda disappointed in this community. Is there ever going to be a time where people will just get off the bandwagon of music hating and just listen and enjoy music? I don't see why people bash and hate on music they dislike and ruin it for people who actually do. Grow up! Most of you guys won't even buy this game sheesh! People have different preferences when it comes to music, either praise it or let it be.

stray2615
stray2615

Another rubbish line up like the 1st one. I would have picked up the 1st one (or this one) if the line up was good because I could really get into the idea of it. But they don't even come close to catering to my tastes in music, just generic pop and hip hop. How about some Hardcore/Hardstyle/Hard Dance? Maybe some DNB? How about ANY song that hasn't been in the top 40? My suggestion is to let people upload their own tracks and watch the sales fly, it's the only way to cater to everyones tastes that may have an interest in the concept.

ttime32
ttime32

Why put Metallica on DJ hero? It just makes me cringe thinking of what all these little hip hop pop fanboys will do to a metal masterpiece written by Metallica.

Arkk_Angel
Arkk_Angel

YES! Lady GaGa...just what I wanted. Now if I could just have some dubstep DJ's or actual DJ's please. Richard Humpty Vission, Diplo, Rusko, Sinden, Modeselektor, Major Lazer, Excision, 16bit, Dj Dero, DJ Jean? Maybe some Fatboy Slim...the list goes on and on!

Flint247
Flint247

So this game will be Hip "Pop"?

King_Gamer19
King_Gamer19

WOW! Activision is trying to kill a game not nobody cared about to begin with