EA announces Def Jam Vendetta II

Electronic Arts announces that it will release the sequel to its hip-hop-inspired fighting game this fall. First screens inside.

Electronic Arts has today announced the development of Def Jam Vendetta II (working title) for all current-generation consoles. The game is being developed by EA Canada in conjunction with Japan-based AKI Corporation and is currently scheduled for release this fall.

Def Jam Vendetta II 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 Vendetta II, including more than 35 hip-hop personalities, such as Busta Rhymes, Lil' Kim, Ludacris, Method Man, Redman, Slick Rick, Snoop Dogg, and Carmen Electra.

"As the line between games and traditional forms of entertainment continues to blur, EA will continue to partner with strong brands like Def Jam to redefine the rules, with innovative new titles like Def Jam Vendetta II," said Jeff Karp, vice president of marketing for EA.

"The Def Jam-EA relationship is once again on the forefront of industry-leading entertainment with Def Jam Vendetta II," added Kevin Liles, president and CEO, Def Jam. "By fusing hip-hop culture with innovative, addictive gameplay, Def Jam Vendetta II is the ultimate interactive hip-hop lifestyle product. It redefines the gaming experience."

We'll bring you more information on Def Jam Vendetta II as soon as it becomes available.

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