Showcase Your Inner Rap Star

Written by Rizoh. Posted in Ya Heard?!?!

Published on December 23, 2010 with No Comments

Xbox 360 fan boys can now get their hip-hop gameplay on, thanks to Def Jam Rapstar. Pop the hood for the full press release.

Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. and Autumn Games are proud to announce that Def Jam Rapstar is now compatible with Kinectâ„¢ 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 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.

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