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Activision has announced that DJ Hero 2 is now available:

Delivering an all-new, unparalleled music experience with 83 original, exclusive mixes featuring the hottest artists bringing their biggest chart-topping hits – including Eminem’s “Not Afraid,” Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance,” Rihanna’s “Rude Boy,” David Guetta feat. Kid Cudi with “Memories” and B.o.B feat. Bruno Mars with “Nothin’ On You” – DJ Hero 2 will transform ordinary living rooms into the hottest nightclubs. The follow-up to the award-winning, #1 new videogame IP of 2009, DJ Hero 2 provides the ultimate way for gamers to come together with a host of new multiplayer modes that pit DJ against DJ in unique Battle Mixes, invite vocalists into the spotlight with scoring based on pitch and range detection and bring the party to life with jump-in/jump-out Party Play gameplay.

The game allows everyone to add their own touch, directly impacting the beats they’re spinning with freestyle scratching, crossfading and sampling. The game will also feature an all-new career-based Empire Mode where players start out as an up-and-coming DJ on the road to becoming the head of a major entertainment empire. The game’s soundtrack also delivers 83 tracks only available in DJ Hero 2. Read more…

 

When DJ Hero was introduced, many considered it a flop because it wasn’t an immediate runaway hit like Guitar Hero.

It turns out, though, that DJ Hero is a hit – it just took a while for the app’s sales to find their groove.

Activision’s Dan Amrich writes:

DJ Hero was dubbed a flop on its release too, but what it needed was time for its audience to find it, a price break, and positive word from both friends and reviews to circulate. October and November were soft, but after the holiday, DJ Hero had hit about 800,000 units; today it’s 1.2 million units and counting, all of which come with a turntable controller. That’s not a flop; that’s the long tail at work. So to suggest a game is a failure because it didn’t sell hundreds of thousands of units in its first 168 hours is pretty ridiculous.

That’s good news for fans of the DJ game – because Activision is already working on DJ Hero 2. Read more…