News: Jay-Z & Eminem's "DJ Hero: Renegade Edition" Revealed

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2009 4:40PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

The company behind Jay-Z and Eminem's forthcoming DJ Hero game has released more information on its hardware including a sneak peek at the duo's Renegade Edition turntable.

The limited edition release will also feature music from both Hov and Slim Shady.

Activision today (July 29) provided details of its controller and bundle for the limited-run version of DJ Hero, now called the Renegade Edition. The special version will have a black turntable with special gold-effect sliders and other trim. A special hard case doubles as a stand for the turntable itself, bringing up the controller to standing height. CDs from Eminem and Jay-Z will also come with the bundle and offer some tracks that haven't been released before. (Electronica)

In addition to the rap duo's music, the video game will also help fans step in the shoes of a hip-hop deejay.

The makers of Guitar Hero introduce a new way to experience your favorite music. With DJ Hero you will be the life of the party as you scratch and mix more than 100 songs into over 90 unique mixes. Learn basic and advanced DJ Hero techniques, then spin your way through different set lists in beginner, easy, medium, hard, and expert modes. Grab your friends and start your own DJ Hero party. (Gaming Age)

Dr. Dre is also reportedly involved in a portion of the game's promotion.

WoooHa has the exclusive drop that Dre is following in the footsteps of Jay-Z and Eminem and putting his full support behind the upcoming DJ Hero video game. While there is no official word yet if Dre will let his licensed tracks be mixed on the video game, his support and presence is already felt with the DJ Hero marketing efforts as his signature Beats by Dre headphones are prominently featured on the official DJ Hero website. More details to come. (WoooHa)

Em previously spoke on the "fun" aspect behind the upcoming release.

"I think there's a lot of kids who listen to hip-hop [and] buy video games," Em said in an interview. "A lot of the same audience. It gives the kids a chance to, kinda, get their feet wet with the deejaying experience. Obviously it's a video game so it's not the actual thing, but, it can give you a feel for what it's kinda like for kids or whatever...If this game would have came out back when I was a kid, I would have went to Target and stole it along with my pink 'Alf' shirt...I think that this is kinda a way for kids, you know with Guitar Hero it's like challenging them to be able to play the songs and this is kinda challenging the kids to become a deejay." (YouTube)

DJ Hero is set to hit retail stores Tuesday, October 27th.

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