DJ Hero to Feature Playable Daft Punk Characters

September 11, 2009

The creators of the new music video game DJ Hero have set their sights on nabbing some of the biggest names in electronic music. I think they have just hit the motherload.

With the acquisition of Daft Punk, DJ Hero will now have the robotic group’s amazing dance beats, futuristic outfits, and 11 exclusive mixes that merge the French duo’s biggest songs with tracks by Queen, No Doubt, and Young MC.

Luckily for us, the awesomeness doesn’t stop there:

DJ Hero have meticulously digitally reproduced the robotic onstage alter egos of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, allowing gamers to assume Daft Punk’s identity while playing in a special venue that mirrors the duo’s recent stage show and lighting. “It’s the next best thing to being at a Daft Punk concert,” said Tim Riley, Activision’s VP of Music Affairs.

Jay-Z and Eminem have already confirmed their involvement in the video game and I’m sure even more big names will be attached to DJ Hero in the very near future.

DJ Hero is out on October 27.

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