Activision Confirms ‘DJ Hero’ Game for 2009 Release
Remember a few years ago, when the music industry and scraggly-haired guitar-shreddin' maniacs the world over were quitely amazed as turntables began to outsell guitars?
Well now the DJ is getting a whole new platform on which to conquer the heroics of the guitar-playin' masses: the gaming console.
Activision, the makers of the wildly popular virtual rock & roll game "Guitar Hero" have confirmed that they've got a turntablist-centric edition in the works, dubbed simply "DJ Hero" that the company plans to release later in 2009.
So prepare to dust up on your beat-matching and get those fingers flying -- and soon you'll be able to do some competitive scratchin' to the tune of fricka-fricka-freshhhhh...
“DJ Hero” is real, according to statements caught by Eurogamer made by Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick while talking to news station CNBC about the state of the economy.
Kotick was asked about the future of the physical distribution, where he pointed out how successful Activision Blizzard has been with products like “Guitar Hero,” which feature a physical component. Furthering that model, he said, is a game we predicted last year, “DJ Hero.”
“We have this project called ‘DJ Hero’ that’s coming out later this year,” said Kotick, “which is a turn table that you actually can play competitively and spin discs and mix songs.”
No other details on “DJ Hero” were disclosed, but the rumored competition to “Scratch: The Ultimate DJ“ is rumor no more.