LONDON, ENGLAND – June 3, 2010 – Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and Autumn Games are pleased to announce the release date for Def Jam Rapstar, the first true interactive Hip Hop music game experience. Developed by 4mm Games, Terminal Reality and Def Jam Interactive, Def Jam Rapstar will be available in the U.K. on November 5, 2010 for the Xbox 360 TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation ® 3 computer entertainment system and Nintendo Wii. Details on European pricing and bundle information will be forthcoming.
In addition, Def Jam Rapstar is proud to reveal the next six songs featured in the game, including Drake’s “Best I Ever Had”, Outkast’s “So Fresh, So Clean”, Tinchy Stryder featuring N-Dubz “Number 1” and more. Def Jam Rapstar is also excited to announce DJ Premier and Just Blaze as the first confirmed producers who will be providing exclusive instrumental beats for Def Jam Rapstar’s Freestyle Mode, which allows the aspiring emcee a chance to deliver their own original rhymes over never before heard tracks by some of today’s hottest producers.
ARTIST - SONG
Biz Markie - Just A Friend
Drake - Best I Ever Had
Outkast - So Fresh, So Clean
Pete Rock and CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
Salt-N-Pepa - Push It
Tinchy Stryder feat. N-Dubz - Number 1 *UK exclusive
Freestyle Mode Producers and Tracks Confirmed
PRODUCER - TRACK
DJ Premier - JJ’s Beat
Just Blaze - On the One
The ultimate emcee experience for video game consoles, Def Jam Rapstar is the only music game that focuses exclusively on Hip Hop, you and your social networks. With more than 40 of the greatest Hip Hop songs available at release, including region specific music for the UK and Europe, Def Jam Rapstar allows you to be the star: by rhyming, using your console camera, and uploading your video to the fully integrated Def Jam Rapstar community at www.defjamrapstar.com. Def Jam Rapstar also offers you the ability to freestyle over tracks by some of the hottest Hip Hop producers and upload your freestyle performances for the world to decide how good you really are.
For more information of Def Jam Rapstar, including all confirmed tracks in game, please go to www.defjamrapstar.com.
To follow Def Jam Rapstar on Twitter please visit www.twitter.com/defjamrapstar.
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About Def Jam Interactive
Def Jam Interactive, a division of Def Jam Enterprises, is a leading producer and marketer of interactive software games and a preeminent force in the digital industry. It is committed to delivering high-quality; cutting-edge video game titles to consumers by providing an authentic hip hop experience through gameplay, cultural nuances, strategic partnerships, music, talent, and executive direction. Def Jam Interactive was the first hip-hop brand to successfully partner in the gaming space and to date has produced multiple platinum-selling console titles, including Def Jam Vendetta, Def Jam Fight for NY, and Def Jam Icon. It is the only viable hip hop brand that has trusted consumer loyalty in the gaming space. For more than 20 years, the executive team has successfully extended the Def Jam brand in comedy, poetry, television, apparel, mobile, to name a few. For more information, please visit www.defjaminteractive.com.
About 4mm Games
Headquartered in New York City, 4mm Games is an independent global interactive entertainment company that is forging a new approach to content creation: Constantly Connected Gaming TM . The company is concentrated on incubating, producing, developing, and releasing a diverse portfolio of culturally relevant entertainment properties that join together multiple platforms including video game consoles, personal computers, mobile devices, and the Internet. For more information, please visit www.4mmgames.com
Constantly Connected Gaming is a trademark of 4mm Games, LLC.
About Autumn Games
Autumn Games is a premier publisher of interactive entertainment focused on partnering with leading creative talent to deliver blockbuster video games and related media. Through long-term partnerships with a number of the most respected game studios in the industry, Autumn’s mission is to support these creative teams in their efforts to make cutting-edge, culturally impactful entertainment. Autumn Games was founded as a joint venture between Communications Equity Associates (“CEA”) and Autumn Entertainment Partners (“AEP”), combining CEA’s 37 year track record in global media and entertainment private equity and merchant banking with AEP’s unparalleled expertise in content finance. For more information, please visit www.autumngames.com.
About Terminal Reality
Terminal Reality, Inc. (TRI) founded by lead programmer/CEO Mark Randel in 1994, is an independent industry veteran. With a focus on quality, technology and tools, TRI has shipped more than 30 titles, with more than 80 SKUs. Using the technology behind the highly acclaimed Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Terminal Reality spawns the next wave in game development: The Infernal Engine.
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