DJ Hero 2 spinning October 19

Activision's turntable-based rhythm game returns for 360, PS3, Wii in two months with 90 on-disc tracks.

Activision's Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is due out on September 28, and heavyweight Call of Duty: Black Ops lights up retail November 9. However, the publisher is sliding another game in between those two, DJ Hero 2, Activision confirmed today.

An Activision representative told GameSpot that the music-mixing sequel will hit the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii on October 19 in North America and on October 22 in Europe. The title was previously announced as pegged to arrive with a less specific "fall."

Deadmau5 comes alive this October.

The game will come in a variety of bundles. This includes a "party in a box" set ($149.99) that includes a copy of the game, two turntables, and a microphone, as well as a single-turntable bundle ($99) and a version without accessories ($49.99 for the Wii, $59.99 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3).

As for the game's soundtrack, DJ Hero 2 will ship with 90 on-disc artists, ranging from pop diva Lady Gaga to headbangers Metallica. Additionally, the sequel features an all-new single-player mode, which casts players as a struggling DJ working his way up to media mogul stature.

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.

For more on the upcoming title, check out GameSpot's most recent preview.

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gbrading
gbrading moderator

A new DJ hero would definitely require a wider setlist. A broader selection of songs/tracks would strengthen the appeal.

InnerSenses
InnerSenses

@SuperNonHuman - "Can anyone answer this! Will Dj Hero 1 songs work with Dj Hero 2? Like what Rock Band 2 did with Rock Band 1 songs!?" I hope so, but don't get your hopes up. Activision wouldn't really be the type to do that unless competition pressurized them into it. I guarantee you that GHWT wouldn't have been importable into GH5 if they hadn't realized that RB2 was doing well because of RB1 & DLC compatibility. Unfortunately, Activision are the only ones with a turntable controller out there, so don't be surprised to find the exact same game, with just a few tune-ups. (Side-note - I'm waiting for Activision to announce their "all-new and innovative" guitar controller for the next GH game that simulates playing a real guitar, and an Expert+ Guitar mode ingame to come with it...)

drummerdickens
drummerdickens

How many more games can you make based on hitting buttons in sequence to colours on a screen?! Boooooooooooooooooooriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing.

Maroeya123
Maroeya123

damn avtivision sony and microsoft are better

Maroeya123
Maroeya123

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Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

Thought about getting the first one. Saw it today for $69. But... if I wait till the second one comes out I can probably get it even cheaper... Hmm.

djstuntfox
djstuntfox

I can't wait for this game. I still play the first one. Whats with all the hate for Activision? If you like a game, play it. If you don't, don't play it.

SuperNonHuman
SuperNonHuman

Can anyone answer this! Will Dj Hero 1 songs work with Dj Hero 2? Like what Rock Band 2 did with Rock Band 1 songs!?

BattleSword1
BattleSword1

Nobody cares about Activision anymore. For those of you who are buying this or , congratulations, you're pathetic tools.

slowdrum13
slowdrum13

Damnit, I was really looking forward to this because the first one was so fun, but I just remembered its being put out by activision. I really wanted to get it too........

Zophar87
Zophar87

This has been the main headline for 72 hours. Surely there's something more important to post about.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

Activision isn't getting my money, that's for sure!

MuscleNightmare
MuscleNightmare

I find it SOOOO funny that there is all this trash talk about activision and their games and yet their games sell soo much better and quicker than most developers and each time they make a sequel the sell better than all the stupid dlc that comes out every week on other game... kids need to realize what ever works... works

xtremeflem2day
xtremeflem2day

Yes quite typical for Activi$ion to milk their products. Who would pay each year for this crap?????

Trogeton
Trogeton

I actually would still like to own 1 of these just because it something different, but the activision hating fan boys will keep hating but yet I would not talk smack about a game while you are still getting supported by other people so to try to make someone feel bad for liking a game.. you have no life and activision is still doing excellent on making profits and excellent games that make excellent sales

ecko1o
ecko1o

Anyone who buys this is an idiot.

eyebrowless
eyebrowless

I loved the first game. I'll probably get this one along the line. Hopefully they dont make me upgrade my turntable

svaubel
svaubel

We have so many boxes of DJ Hero, Band Hero, and Guitar Hero at work just taking up space it's crazy. Shows how people dont really care about the music game genre anymore, no thanks to Activision.

Death_Blade_182
Death_Blade_182

What's that, chirping crickets? Nobody actually cares? I thought so...

hunter8man
hunter8man

Nope. I'm not giving a penny to Kotick and his cronies.

wiidsduelpack
wiidsduelpack

So their games are supposed to bring much revenue. / First there is DJ Hero 2, Guitar Hero, and Rock Band. Then there are franchises like COD, Halo, GT5, DKCR, Assasins Creed, Kirby, and MoH. There is Move and Kinect which are supposed to be huge on the market. Congrats on making huge amounts of money because most likely you won't

blakeney
blakeney

@Noir2000 lol you do know that deadmau5 does not atcually mix? He openly admits it himself...... its just a show.....

UniqueName2
UniqueName2

@Alex_Thomson I'm definitely looking forward to it too, but I can't say that we're not a minority.

petemig
petemig

Wow, awesome. (sarcasm)

Alex_Thomson
Alex_Thomson

Maybe I'm in the minority here, but I'm looking forward to it. I enjoyed the first DJ Hero and thought it was a nice change of pace from the Guitar Hero/Rock Band games that are on their umpteenth version by now and I feel like they are basically doing the same thing with every new installment and the various band-themed spin-offs of the series. DJ Hero brought a different genre of music to the spotlight that wasn't really featured in the Guitar Hero/Rock Band games and the turntable accessory provided an interesting twist on the music gameplay formula. Hopefully DJ Hero 2 has several new things to bring to the (turn)table, the addition of a story mode sounds like a good start.

Theprediction
Theprediction

Im def getting this game, Iike the fact that now theres a story mode

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

@sammoth hey troll, there's only been two. Get back to me when they're on 4 or 5. It's a great, original idea (as much as a music game can be original). The problem is that the appeal is very limited (who scratches regularly??) and the mix choices need to be a little more "across the board" demographically. The metallica mix is a nice step towards that.

jaredcrazy3232
jaredcrazy3232

im glad it's only 99 staring price for the base kit, it was 120 before. and the standalone game for 49 will be nice as i have my turntable

Noir2000
Noir2000

yeah, deadmau5, i saw him 3 months ago in cologne, he mixed for nearly 3 1/2 hours, it was good

Ice_man_1985
Ice_man_1985

man activision don't know when to stop, why release a sequel? just bring new DLC to the table.

Heshertonfist
Heshertonfist

Was there enough demand to warrant a sequel?

kokomaaker
kokomaaker

I hate these games...instead of pretending that we know how to mix or play guitar...how about we mix and play guitar?

jack00
jack00

The first one wasn't a big enough flop to leave it that ?? Keep it up Activision, you know what gamers want... -sigh-

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

(nothing against it, as some of the mixes look good, but c'mon now, whats the demand for?)

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

They're releasing it Oct 19 so it can NOT sell for 7 days before RB3 comes out.... idiots.

sammoth
sammoth

They shoudl say Spamming October 19. Since this series is turning into nothing but a Madden Title Football Game.

earlthecannibal
earlthecannibal

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johnnylaw21
johnnylaw21

they really should have just released a huge song download or disc to update the first installment but the up and coming dj story thing might be cool but we really just could have done with more music...am i alone on that?