Feeling the need to show off your scratch skills? DJ Star, the recently announced DS rhythm title from Deep Silver, may give you the opportunity. Starting you off as a rookie DJ and forcing you to hone your skills to the beat of 40 popular songs, you can eventually find yourself spinning in prestigious cities such as London and France. There’s also word of a creation studio, which will allow users to create their own songs and trade them with friends using the DS wireless connection.
The game’s been announced for Europe and Australia so far and comes out later this year, but there’s no word if it will make it to US shores. I feel like the tracklist could make or break a game like this, and since we have no word on any of the songs yet, I can’t really comment, but I like the general idea. After all, I played the hell out of that turntable level in Rhythm Tengoku Gold, so if this is anywhere near that good I’m sure to become addicted. SCRATCHO!
DJ Star: Deep Silver and Game Life announce DJ music game for Nintendo DSTM
Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, and the French developer Game Life today announced DJ Star for Nintendo DS™ for Europe and Australia. The DJ game for Nintendo’s handheld console will be released later this year.
In DJ Star, music lovers get to imitate their idols and realize their dreams of becoming heroes and heroines of the turntable. Players begin their careers as local turntable novices, and work their way up step by step as they gain experience. If they are successful, they will soon be appearing in big cities such as Paris, Berlin, Miami and London, until they can finally spin the discs live in a stadium filled with 100,000 fans.
Scratch in real time in DJ Star, using the Nintendo DS Touch Screen! This innovative title includes several real DJ features, 40 famous tracks (Electro, R&B, etc.), as well as a number of mini games. DJ Star offers an excellent quality of sound and is easy to learn, even for players who have never seen a turntable before. A step-by-step introduction and the easy-to-use user interface ensure that fans will quickly learn how to mix and create songs. So players can even make their own tunes in the “creation studio” and save them on the biggest Nintendo Game Card available at the moment. Moreover, players can swap their favorite creations with their friends through DS Wireless Communications.
About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to pros and beginners, children and adults.
Deep Silver has published more than 80 games since 2003, including Anno 1701 (co-published with Sunflowers), Gothic 3 (co-published with JoWooD), the successful Secret Files adventure series, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, the Chernobyl shooter, the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (co-published with Ascaron), and the Horse Life series of horse simulations. The company’s own brands Risen (Xbox 360 and PC), the new role-playing game from the Piranha Bytes team, the urban MMO 7Million, the survival/horror game Cursed Mountain (exclusive on Wii), and the multi-platform action game Ride to Hell are currently being developed. Deep Silver’s own production company in Vienna opened in 2007. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and movies on DVD). The company’s own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous software and games manufacturers: Kaspersky Labs, Nero, Cyberlink, PC Tools, Net Nanny, Cakewalk, Gotham New Media, AVG Technologies, Eleco, Mr Site, Braingame, Mindscape, Slitherine, RTL, Blade Interactive etc. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, and the USA. www.kochmedia.com
About GAME LIFE
Game Life is a dynamic independent videogame publisher, willing to release games with original concept, that are simply easy and fun to play. With its quality content and worldwide IP, Game Life teams are focusing their activities on next generation console games, working hard to offer the best gaming experience to the end users.
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