DJ Hero books October 27 gig

North American release date of Activision's new mix-and-mash rhythm franchise confirmed; international launches to happen by Halloween.

With Guitar Hero 5's release date set for September 1, Activision had left a hole in its release schedule around the franchise's previously favored late October launch window. That hole won't go unfilled, as the publisher confirmed to Joystiq that its upstart music game, DJ Hero, is set for an October 27 North American launch and simply "late October" in other markets.

Fat beats in time for trick-or-treats.

DJ Hero will feature 100 individual songs in 80 all-new mixes previously unavailable to the public, with a number of licensed disc-scratchers, including DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Shadow, DJ AM, DJ Z-Trip, Grandmaster Flash, Tiesto, and DJ Yoda. That crew will be mashing up familiar songs from a wide variety of artists, from Daft Punk to Tears for Fears.

The game will also pack in a new turntable peripheral, with retailers accepting preorders for a standard edition bundle at $120, and a Renegade Edition package for $200. The Renegade bundle will contain a "premium" black-and-gold turntable controller and a hard-shell carrying case that converts to a stand, so gamers can easily take their kits on the road to battle the DJ masses. A pair of CDs from Jay-Z and Eminem will also be included featuring unreleased tracks.

For more on DJ Hero, check out its appearance on the premiere episode of Today On the Spot (below).

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39 comments
raev92
raev92

jajajajaja right

HydeSpeed
HydeSpeed

@raev92 Make sure you learn how to spell decisions before you choose.

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

I think 119 isn't too bad. I mean Rockband with a Guitar was like the same price at first. Since the song list is actually cool I don't mind it at all. I did wait for rockband because it felt over priced to me 180 was pushing it. I might wait till 100 or 90 to get it. I just wish they had Roots on there and I would buy it in a second. Especially Thirsty That song would be hot to mix

raev92
raev92

hmm...Assassin's Creed II, Modern Warefare 2, ODST, Batman a) Buy DJ Hero b) buy 2 or 3 games from the list above descitions, descitions, descitions

st0ner0
st0ner0

i do like the part about being able to mix songs, but this game doesnt seem very intresting

TheCaveRat
TheCaveRat

I think DJ Hero is going to be a love it or hate game. I'm not even going to bother though, doesn't interest me at all, even with some awesome music. I just don't see fun in it.

natedrummer95
natedrummer95

I'm a fan of guitar hero, but this just doesn't look that great to me.

tncc24
tncc24

Luke Skywalker is the Joker...everyone knows that!

YoungDab
YoungDab

Guitar Hero=Fails and that franchise of just making people buy songs to play will never end..I dont want no parts of that,atleast DJ Hero adds more than 3 or 4 colored buttons lol.

YoungDab
YoungDab

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA The Game is Hot!!

n_8_z
n_8_z

GET A REAL TURNTABLE, YOU WANNABE'S, same goes for GH and RB

black_ice23
black_ice23

One DJ game and everyone complains countless guitar games , and no one complains until it becomes countless. give the game a chance to sink or swim before you write it off

MakeHate
MakeHate

"so many people complaining about dj hero. - . - i think a plastic guitar is much more stupid than this and you have seen its sucess." I think more people have day dreamed or wanted to play a guitar than those who daydreamed about being a "dj". It doesnt take much to see that a "plastic guitar" would be more popular than a wanna be dj. And to not buy a game and deny yourself something that might just possibly be fun ONLY because you want to learn the "real thing" seems a little ridiculous. You can learn guitar AND play GH. Its not against the rules, you know.

wiiplay1
wiiplay1

It's in my opinion that everybody seems to hate DJ Hero.

otanikun
otanikun

Well that's one "gig" I'll be missing out on

D3A7HJ0K3R
D3A7HJ0K3R

yea and hexen22 they were asking for a price drop too, just shows you how greedy and supremely retarded Activision is.

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

I'm not sure about this game. I'll wait for the review to come first!

xanana22
xanana22

so many people complaining about dj hero. - . - i think a plastic guitar is much more stupid than this and you have seen its sucess. i like guitar hero, but i never bought it because i rater learn on a real guitar for the same price, and i did it. but it isn't that easy to be a dj, and i'm getting this game because i love house music and this seems fun. if you dont like it just stfu

Regisland
Regisland

GH5,GH van halen,Band Hero and DJ Hero will fail.....mark my words

Land-0-Funk
Land-0-Funk

Oooooh! The Renegade Edition!! Now that's hardcore!!!

pwnstar93
pwnstar93

this game is probably gonna suck but that's just my opinion

JERMINITIS
JERMINITIS

Every week, some new news comes out that makes me dislike this game even more.

fudger2
fudger2

@taylormadederek agreed

taylormadederek
taylormadederek

If you support this Activision crap I hope you NEVER enjoy another game in your life.

hexen22
hexen22

This game cost the same as the PS3 here in Mexico so, wtf... xD

NICKKELANIUS
NICKKELANIUS

they may be milking games, but wat is rock band doing? making an overated beatles game?

MegaXtreme
MegaXtreme

Man, Activision is really milking the music peripheral-based games now. I hope people have space for all of this crap. I have two drum sets sitting on my floor, one for Guitar Hero (PS3), and the other Rock Band (360), so I can't get rid of one and have it support both, unless I re-buy the game on another system. Besides, rap music is terrible. My money will be going towards Tekken 6 on October 27, not this garbage.

zakkess
zakkess

GJ activision..ohh lets pay $200 for a game..haha nope..id rather pay $200 and get like 5 or 6 GOOD games

zmbi_gmr
zmbi_gmr

i've been waiting for a long time for this. i'll enjoy this more than rock band, but i agree that the price is quite expensive for what you get. i hope it's a lot of fun, and that they put in music that's not censored.

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

$200?!?! Jesus, I could pay another $50 and get the special edition of The Beatles: Rock Band, which comes with more than just a guitar controller. If I added another $50 onto that, I could get a PS3 Slim.

mistaicyfresh11
mistaicyfresh11

ronin893 i would have no problem wasting 200 on this edition i love dj's and i cant wait im the big hip hop fan if i dont like it ill throw it at the creator and egg activision rofl=p

Ronin893
Ronin893

$200 is way too high. Another $100 and you can get a new PS3. I don't know anyone who would waste that kind of money.

NuKkU
NuKkU

to be honest im curious on how much this will sell so looking forward too it

Ronin893
Ronin893

I wish both Dj Hero and Scratch the Ultimate Dj came out at the same time. I only want one and I want the better of the 2