DJ HERO 2 Cuts Back on Hip Hop
Published: October 14, 2010 - 2:54pm
When DJ Hero 2 hits shelves October 22nd, don't be shocked to see much less hip hop on the track-list.
Creative director Jamie Jackson talked about cutting back the hip hop for the DJ Hero sequel so there would be more room for variety and show the many variances in different genres of music for the turntable.
"I think we weighted a bit too much hip-hop in the first game. When you looked at the mixlist, I think it was about 60 per cent hip hop and all the other genres took the rest," said Jackson.
The game will not be cutting back the hip hop elements to the point of non-existence though, as rap music is still represented in the game with Wu-Tang Member/Actor/Film Score writer The RZA lending two original cuts for the game and his likeness as a playable DJ. Expect to see an eclectic mix this time around though as not only dance music is more prevalent, but acts like Lady Gaga and Metallica also contribute tracks.
"We wanted to change that and show a balance, because DJ Hero isn't a hip hop game. It has hip hop music in I, because hip hop culture is a big part of DJing, but so is dance, so is drum n bass, so is techno - there are loads of genres and we've got a great opportunity to cater to it all," said Jackson.
DJ Hero 2 hits shelves October 22nd for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii.