Def Jam Vendetta II Announced
Electronic Arts of America today announced Def Jam Vendetta II, sequel to last year's successful (and profitable) fusion of hip hop and wrestling. "By fusing hip-hop culture with innovative, addictive gameplay," commented Kevin Liles, President and CEO of Def Jam, "Def Jam Vendetta II is the ultimate interactive hip hop lifestyle product. It redefines the gaming experience."
The sequel will include over 70 characters with at least 35 of them based on real celebrities including Busta Rhymes, Lil' Kim, Ludacris, Method Man, Redman, Slick Rick, Snoop Dogg, and Carmen Electra. The game will utilize a new engine, and as such has been described as more of a martial arts fighter than a wresting game. An expanded story mode and customizable fighting styles are also in consideration.
Def Jam Vendetta II is currently scheduled for a Fall 2004 release, and will be shown at E3 this May. Expect to hear more then.
4/3/2004 Chris Faylor