Publisher Activision has announced that it plans to launch DJ Hero 2, the music simulation title that relies on turntables, on October 19 in North America and on October 22 in Europe, on the Xbox 360 from Microsoft, the PlayStation 3 from Sony and the Nintendo Wii.
The game is set to arrive in a variety of bundles, designed to attract both players who are interested in using DJ Hero 2
as a social game and those who want to spin disks on their own.
The single player oriented bundle will come with a copy of the game, a microphone and one turn table for the price of 99 dollars, while the “Party in a Box” bundle will come with an extra turn table, allowing multiplayer, as long as gamers as willing to pay 149.99 dollars.
Because DJ Hero 2 supports the peripheral which was sold with the first edition of the video game players can also choose to just pick up the game, for 59.99 dollars on Sony and Microsoft platforms and for 10 less on the Nintendo Wii.
Activision says that DJ Hero 2 will have a big soundtrack, with more than 90 artists and producers providing material for the player to mix and match as he likes. The songs will range from Metallica to Lady Gaga.
The single player narrative will cast the player as a lowly, struggling DJ that needs to learn the ropes of the trade and progress through the ranks in order to become a media mogul.
The original DJ Hero was not one of the biggest sellers of 2009 but Activision was pleased with the potential of the gameplay mechanics and Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick officially announced that a new game in the series will arrive back in January 2010.
Activision is also launching a new Guitar Hero title
on September 28 and will put out a new Call of Duty title on November 9.