After a couple of hours of exclusive hands-on time with 4mm’s Def Jam Rapstar, Joel, Al and myself were pretty satisfied with how the game was turning out. Nostalgic songs that permeated the room as we all – including the developers – vividly sang through memorable hip hop songs we grew up with – making us smile at just how much a song can bring such fond memories of our childhood.
Thankfully, those of you who are looking forward to this game will share the same experience this fall. Konami has officially announced release dates for the karaoke-esque title which allows players to rap-along to their favorite songs (both old and new). Def Jam Rapstar will be released on October 5 in North America, with each game/microphone bundle retailing for $69.99 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and $59.99 on Wii. For all you Europeans looking to get your gangsta on with Ice Cube, you’ll have to wait around the week of “November 2, 2010,” as no solid date has been chosen as of yet.
Konami has also announced that Primo and Just Blaze will be providing background for the game’s Freestyle Mode. For the less creative, seven more songs were added to the tracklist, including old-school classics like “Just a Friend,” “It Was a Good Day,” (which we got to rock to) and the kinky chubby encouraging song from Salt-N-Pepa, “Push It.” Get past the break to see a list of the additions making their way to the game.
- Biz Markie – Just A Friend
- Drake – Best I Ever Had
- Ice Cube – It Was A Good Day
- Outkast – So Fresh, So Clean
- Pete Rock and CL Smooth – They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
- Redman and Method Man – Da Rockwilder
- Salt-N-Pepa – Push It