EL SEGUNDO, Calif. | NEW YORK - May 19, 2010 - Hip Hop fans across Europe are excited by the announcement that the upcoming music game, Def Jam Rapstar , will feature territory exclusive tracks in Germany, France and the UK. Developed by 4mm Games, Terminal Reality and Def Jam Interactive and distributed exclusively by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. and Autumn Games, Def Jam Rapstar is the first true interactive Hip Hop music game experience coming to consoles this fall.
The first two tracks announced as exclusive to the UK edition of Def Jam Rapstar are Tinie Tempah's massive debut No. 1 hit, "Pass Out", and the UK's current Best British Male act* Dizzee Rascal and his hit single "Fix Up, Look Sharp". Hip Hop fans in France can look forward to NTM featuring Lord Ko's "Ma Benz" and Sefyu's "Molotov 4", while the German version will exclusively feature Sido's "Mein Block (Beathoavenz remix)" and Kool Savas's "Futurama".
"As I continue to travel the globe, I'm always amazed how hip hop has impacted youth culture in every country around the world," stated Kevin Liles, President and CEO of Def Jam Enterprises. "Each territory is creating their own movement, style, artists, and songs that resonate with the hip hop experience in their respective country. Hip hop is global, therefore Def Jam Rapstar must also be global, and provide local content providers the opportunity to represent hip hop in their own language in their own voice."
"It is fantastic to see such a wide range of both established and upcoming talent, as work ramps up on Def Jam Rapstar," commented Martin Schneider, European Marketing&PR Director for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. "It was always going to be vital to have tracks that mean something to music fans, and we have genuinely covered all bases. Classic tracks from the cream of European and US artists will ensure that Def Jam Rapstar sets its stall from the start as a cutting edge title that will showcase the greatest talent from all over the globe."
The ultimate emcee experience for video game consoles, Def Jam Rapstar is the only music game that focuses exclusively on Hip Hop. With more than 40 of the greatest Hip Hop songs available at release, including 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Lil' Wayne and more, 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.
Initial confirmed Def Jam Rapstar gameplay tracks include:
2 Pac - I Get Around
50 Cent - I Get Money
Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up, Look Sharp *UK exclusive
Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg - Nuthin’ But a“G” Thang
Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger
Kool Savas - Futurama *German exclusive
Lil’ Wayne - A Milli
Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy
NTM featuring Lord Ko - Ma Benz *French exclusive
Sefyu - Molotov 4 *French exclusive
Sido - Mein Block (Beathoavenz remix) *German exclusive
Slick Rick - Children’s Story
T.I. featuring Rihanna - Live Your Life
Tinie Tempah - Pass Out *UK exclusive
Wu Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.
Young Jeezy featuring Kanye West - Put On
Def Jam Rapstar is being co-published by Autumn Games, and represents the publishers' first major release as part of its ongoing efforts to provide a new way for top-flight developers to independently make and release games that challenge traditional boundaries.
For more information of Def Jam Rapstar , please go to: www.defjamrapstar.com.
New screens are now available at the following link: http://konami.com/downloads/screens/defjam_EU_assets_5-18-2010.zip?f=E32009_DDR_trailer.zip.
To follow Def Jam Rapstar on Twitter please visit: www.twitter.com/defjamrapstar.
*2010 BRIT Awards, Best British Male winner
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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™. 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 CEA Autumn Games
CEA Autumn Games is a global interactive entertainment investment company focused on the development and distribution of high-quality video games and other related media. The Company was founded as a joint venture between Communications Equity Associates ("CEA") and Autumn Entertainment Partners ("AEP"), combining CEA's 36 year track record in global media and entertainment private equity and merchant banking with AEP's unparalleled expertise in content finance. Since its inception, CEA Autumn Games has formed long-term partnerships with a number of industry leading game studios to support them in their efforts to make culturally impactful entertainment. For more information, please visit www.ceaautumngames.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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