NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. and Autumn Games are proud to announce that Def Jam Rapstar is now compatible with Kinect™ for Xbox 360®, specifically offering video recording via Kinect. Developed by 4mm Games, Terminal Reality, and Def Jam Interactive, Def Jam Rapstar is the first true interactive Hip Hop music game experience for consoles. Def Jam Rapstar focuses exclusively on Hip-Hop and players' social networks, and offers exciting new social gameplay built on player created music videos.
"Adding Kinect to the Def Jam Rapstar experience is an exciting event for us," said Alex Collmer, CEO of Autumn Games. "We live in a self-broadcast culture. Now, every Def Jam Rapstar player with a Kinect for Xbox 360 is potentially one song away from fame--within their own social network or on a global level through the online Def Jam Rapstar Community."
The premiere emcee experience for video game consoles, Def Jam Rapstar makes the world your stage by rhyming along to more than 40 of the greatest Hip Hop tracks ever created. Players can use Kinect cameras to record and customize videos using the in-game editing tools, then upload videos to the fully integrated Def Jam Rapstar community at www.defjamrapstar.com. From the online community, players can share videos across their online social networks, battle other emcees, comment on videos, and much more. Def Jam Rapstar also offers players the ability to freestyle over tracks by some of the hottest hip hop producers and upload freestyle performances for the world to see and judge.
To use Kinect for Xbox 360 with Def Jam Rapstar, players must download the online patch that will be available on December 22, 2010 in North America and in January 2011 in Europe. Def Jam Rapstar offers a software only version of the game for microphone owners which retails at $39.99, euro 39.99 and GBP 39.99 pounds Sterling as well as a bundled version that includes the software and one wired microphone for $49.99, euro 49.99 and GBP 49.99 pounds Sterling. Kinect for Xbox 360 is sold at all retailers where games are sold.
For more information on Def Jam Rapstar, please visit www.defjamrapstar.com.
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For more information on Kinect for Xbox 360, please visit www.xbox.com.
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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
Based 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 Autumn Games
Autumn Games is a premier publisher of interactive entertainment focused on partnering with leading creative talent to deliver blockbuster video games and related media through long-term partnerships with a number of the most respected game studios in the industry. Autumn Games' mission is to support these creative teams in their efforts to make cutting-edge, culturally impactful entertainment. Autumn Games was founded as a joint venture between Communications Equity Associates ("CEA") and Autumn Entertainment Partners, combining CEA's 37 year track record in global media and entertainment, private equity and merchant banking with Autumn Entertainment Partners' unparalleled expertise in content finance. For more information, please visit www.autumngames.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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