You say DJ, I say Hero, DJ Hero…

For those who hadn’t heard, Activision are planning a new game called DJ Hero. It’ll come complete with a turntable which naturally will be plastic.

It’ll be detachable however Activision announced today, so that left-handed people can join in the fun. So far pictures of the turntable have only shown the one half of the deck.

On the other half however will be a Crossfader slider, Euphoria button (for star power) and an Effects dial. The D-pad and facebuttons are hidden under a flap as well.

Game Informer have previewed the title and thanks to Raging Gamer scans, we know that the coloured buttons on the deck will represent the scrolling on-screen notes. They will slide left and right however and the player must match these up whilst fiddling with the crossfader at the same time. Sounds fairly complex, but if it replicates the real thing, then so be it.

Notes can be held and pulled back or pushed forward to create the infamous ‘scratch’ effect as well as on-screen commands. The effects dial which is highlighted orange will add echo and flange to the left and right tracks or the mix as a whole.

Star power will increase, called Euphoria and a Rewind meter can take the track backwards if you want to begin all over again or just end the record abruptly.

The game is out on the Xbox 360 and PS3 later this year and will be made in conjunction with DJ Shadow who has given the ‘thumbs up’ for the game so far. Tell us what you think below!

Rob Rymond

Currently residing between Solihull and Stoke, Rob is training to be a professional journalist at Staffordshire University. He has a wealth of experience under his belt and has been writing for 7 years despite only being 19. He thrives on news and reporting it but also dabbles with reviews as well from time to time. Outside of video games he is also a radio broadcaster (or DJ to me and you) and spends time with his girlfriend.

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