Activision pimps its two upcoming rhythm games today with four-song demos for DJ Hero 2 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, featuring music from Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Black Sabbath and Dethklok. Not all at once, of course.
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock hits US store shelves on September 28, with DJ Hero 2 following a few weeks later on October 19, making this a prime time for Activision to remind Xbox 360 owners that these games exist. And what better way to drive that point home than a pair of playable demos?
The DJ Hero demo walks players through various tutorials before giving them a taste of QuickPlay singleplayer and the Accumulator and DJ Battle multiplayer modes, with four songs ready to scratch that scratching itch:
- Pussycat Dolls Featuring Busta Rhymes "Don't Cha" Mixed With Pitbull "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)"
- Lady Gaga Featuring Colby O'Donis "Just Dance" Mixed With Deadmau5 "Ghosts N Stuff"
- MSTRKRFT Featuring N.O.R.E. "Bounce" (Battle Mix)
- Estelle Featuring Kanye West "American Boy" Mixed With Chic "Good Times"
Meanwhile, the Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock demo allows players to experience the game's story-driven Quest Mode, with Gene Simmons holding your hand as you rock out to Black Sabbath's "Children of the Grave", Foo Fighters' "No Way Back", Slash featuring Ian Astbury with "Ghosts", and "Bloodlines" from pseudo-imaginary death rockers Dethklok.
I guess it's finally time to dust off my plastic instruments again. With my DJ Hero deck in play once more I have no idea what I'm going to use as a condiment carousel at parties now.