DJ Hero 2 announced for fall 2010, big-ass bundle coming too

Why wait for E3 2010 to announce your fall lineup? Seems like plenty of big reveals are finding their way online a full week before the show, a trend continued today with DJ Hero 2. We actually enjoyed the original quite a bit, so even though we're not surprised there's a follow-up (this is Activision, after all), we're definitely interested in the 70 new mashups and addition of vocals.

Artists revealed include: Dr Dre, The Chemical Brothers, Kanye West, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and over 85 others.

New modes include: DJ Battle mode featuring songs specifically made for one-on-one battles, plus vocal tracks and a revamped career path called Empire Mode.

Above: A shot from last year's DJ Hero

Activision's attempting to drum up excitement for this announcement by offering a Lady Gaga/Deadmau5 mashup as free DLC from June 8-14. If you're part of the very specific audience who owns DJ Hero and likes "Just Dance" and "Ghosts 'n' Stuff," then get on it.

Above: No word on Daft Punk reappearing

Last year Daft Punk were highly publicized guest stars with their own venue and long list of mashups. This time we know Deadmau5 will appear, but so far that's it. The last bit of news would be the big-ass bundle for DJ Hero 2, containing two turntables, the game and a microphone. That reminds me of something...

Above: Oh right, that

Don't want a ton of new crap? The game will still ship on its own. Expect further details during next week's E3 2010.

June 8, 2010


E3 E3 2010


  • Navarre1991 - June 9, 2010 2:32 p.m.

    I work at a GameStop and all I can say is...STOP SENDING BIG BUNDLES NO ONE WANTS YOU! re captcha: for I give a S***
  • Robusken - June 9, 2010 1:52 p.m.

    I have the turntable...but even $60 feels like im being ripped off somehow.
  • cj12297 - June 9, 2010 9:43 a.m.

    pic at the end is hilarious
  • Spybreak8 - June 8, 2010 11:24 p.m.

    Nice, now I can justify my plastic turn table peripheral haha. Nah really liked the first one, actually still playing it now, and I'm glad the second got announced. Need more songs with guitar 2P though.
  • sniper430 - June 8, 2010 9:49 p.m.

    Soundtrack this time around Activision; PLEASE?
  • StrayGator - June 8, 2010 9:27 p.m.

    @Javv : You probably mean DJ Hero 4: Modern Turntable-ing.
  • SonicX_89 - June 8, 2010 8:55 p.m.

    That picture of all those unsold games is ridiculous. That being said, I need to upgrade my Guitar Hero gear.
  • theemporer - June 8, 2010 8:26 p.m.

    Just when we thought the rythm genre couldn't get any worse.
  • Javv - June 8, 2010 6:44 p.m.

    ill get dj hero when activision reveals dj hero 4 reCAPTCHA: than garbage. will it be better or worse?
  • Tenfey - June 8, 2010 6:28 p.m.

    I work at a Best Buy, and this almost ruined christmas for me last year. Good to see it will be business as usual this holiday season as well.
  • CoD4Kamikazi - June 8, 2010 6:19 p.m.

    I loved the first DJ Hero and I hope they don't overdo it like the Guitar Hero franchise. I probably won't buy it if Daft Punk isn't in the game, they were the heart and soul of the first game and I refuse to play this installment without them.

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