Def Jam Icon - hands-on

Def Jam is one of those rare breeds - a series of fighters that always seems to try something a little bit different. EA have always got that feeling of bone-crunching contact with your opponent spot on, with sound effects and animation that make you screw your eyes up every time your face gets smashed in. The same is true here, only things have been beefed up a great deal this time around, while still keeping the same tongue-in-cheek silliness and over the top, bling-fueled violence that’s always set it apart from the competition. It might look like it’s gone all serious, but it’s still got that rude-boy charm.