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Def Jam Rapstar Bundle Dated and Priced

If I knew any rap lyrics, I'd probably be punny here.

Def Jam Rapstar's humble bundle won't put much of a dent in your wallet, especially if you're used to slapping down extra coin on collector's editions. According to Konami's press release this morning, the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the one-wired-microphone-plus-software package for the music game will cost just $70.00. The Wii bundle will be priced at $60.00. But all three versions of the game won't be released until this October 5 in North America, so it might be best to check the anticipation for the moment. 

If you're in Europe, by the way, you'll have to wait until the game's November 2 release. Also, you probably shouldn't expect these prices to stick--in the press release, Konami said that European pricing and bundle information is forthcoming. 

In addition to busting out information about pricing, seven more songs have also been revealed. These tracks are, if my sources are to be believed, bangers. Here's a list. 
 
  • Biz Markie - Just A Friend
  • Drake - Best I Ever Had
  • Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day
  • Outkast - So Fresh, So Clean
  • Pete Rock and CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
  • Redman and Method Man - Da Rockwilder
  • Salt-N-Pepa - Push It
 
In addition to these classics, two of the producers providing tracks for the game's freestyle mode have also been announced. DJ Premier will deliver "JJ's Beat" while Just Blaze is on the hook for a track called "On the One." Neat, huh?


Look, I'm a KMFDM guy who doesn't like to sing to his Xbox. When my girlfriend gets me to play Lips, I get red-faced and blow into the microphone for five straight, terrifying minutes. Def Jam Rapstar isn't up my alley. But I do think it's a needed title. If it's good, it'll be a shot in the arm for a genre that is still creatively stale and, reportedly, in a financial slump. I'm excited to see how the game will perform, at least.
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Posted by BradNicholson
Def Jam Rapstar's humble bundle won't put much of a dent in your wallet, especially if you're used to slapping down extra coin on collector's editions. According to Konami's press release this morning, the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the one-wired-microphone-plus-software package for the music game will cost just $70.00. The Wii bundle will be priced at $60.00. But all three versions of the game won't be released until this October 5 in North America, so it might be best to check the anticipation for the moment. 

If you're in Europe, by the way, you'll have to wait until the game's November 2 release. Also, you probably shouldn't expect these prices to stick--in the press release, Konami said that European pricing and bundle information is forthcoming. 

In addition to busting out information about pricing, seven more songs have also been revealed. These tracks are, if my sources are to be believed, bangers. Here's a list. 
 
  • Biz Markie - Just A Friend
  • Drake - Best I Ever Had
  • Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day
  • Outkast - So Fresh, So Clean
  • Pete Rock and CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
  • Redman and Method Man - Da Rockwilder
  • Salt-N-Pepa - Push It
 
In addition to these classics, two of the producers providing tracks for the game's freestyle mode have also been announced. DJ Premier will deliver "JJ's Beat" while Just Blaze is on the hook for a track called "On the One." Neat, huh?


Look, I'm a KMFDM guy who doesn't like to sing to his Xbox. When my girlfriend gets me to play Lips, I get red-faced and blow into the microphone for five straight, terrifying minutes. Def Jam Rapstar isn't up my alley. But I do think it's a needed title. If it's good, it'll be a shot in the arm for a genre that is still creatively stale and, reportedly, in a financial slump. I'm excited to see how the game will perform, at least.
Posted by Venatio

Censored?

Posted by StarFoxA

I'm hoping for some sort of video feature about this game, considering how much Jeff is looking forward to it.

Posted by Dark_Swordmaster

KMFDM!
 
 
I don't know, this seems like you might as well just be playing the screaming songs on Rock Band. No pitch, just make noise?

Posted by fwylo

Ya I'm not one for karaoke games, but this could actually be pretty good.  Hopefully it turns out good. 
 
Also, Drake - Best I Ever Had,  Is definitely not a classic.

Posted by RJPelonia

Oh snap. Push It is in the game? This is now officially the best music game ever.

Posted by VicRattlehead

awwww are they not fighting games anymore? i am disapointed ;(

Posted by OmegaPirate

P-PUSH IT REAL GOOD 
 
BA BADA BA BA BA - BA BADABADA!

Posted by Phished0ne

um....i posted on their facebook about how theres not enough intelligent rap..and the dude said
 
"DONT WORRY WE GOT YOU""
 
they still havent announced any Mos Def, MF Doom, BlackStarr....i am dissapoint.

Posted by raidingkvatch

I really hope this works out, I'm really looking forward to an awesome rap game to test my obvious skillz.

Posted by gohangvo

Da Rockwilder? 
Hell yes.

Posted by FinalDasa

I simply can NOT wait for this quick look 
 
It will make this year worth while

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Posted by sickVisionz

The new tracks look nice.  I would have preferred Elevators from OutKAST but at least they're not completely ignoring the south.

Posted by s10129107

Just a friend.... yes?

Posted by masternater27
@Phished0ne said:
" um....i posted on their facebook about how theres not enough intelligent rap..and the dude said  "DONT WORRY WE GOT YOU""  they still havent announced any Mos Def, MF Doom, BlackStarr....i am dissapoint. "
I'd buy it censored or not if any of those guys or gangstarr/guru are in it.
Posted by Skogen

I enjoy singing the most in Rock Band, and if Singstar wasn't so shitty I would totally be into it. With that said, I'm definitely looking forward to Rapstar.

Posted by phantomzxro

For a music game it may have some promise. All that i ask is that giantbomb have a quicklook of it in the style of the just dance quick look and i will be happy.
Posted by JacDG

Drake... really? Well, if I made this game it would sell 1000 copy's at best, because I would only put guys like Nas, Masta Ace and so on in it.

Posted by Blair

Just A Friend?  It's mine day one.

Posted by Se7enthSamurai

I plead for a quick look, when this comes out, of the whole Giantbomb crew doing C.R.E.A.M by Wu-Tang (I believe that's in the game) and them just passing the mic when someone verse comes up. That would make my life complete.

Posted by fillmoejoe

Just saying before it comes out this needs to be a future TNT or quick look at the very least.

Posted by kidman

KMFDM!

Posted by ShadowKing7

It Was A Good Day and They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)?  Alright, game, you've caught my interest.
Posted by addictedtopinescent

More Wu-Tang (and stuff affiliated with Wu-Tang) and I'm in

Posted by Derachi

The new tracks may be bangers, but are they slumpers?

Posted by goodwood

Biz Markie just made this day one for me I sing this all the time when Im drunk. 
Umm and what is KMFDM? Im missing something here.

Posted by DannyJ

Remember when Def Jam made awesome fighting games like Vendetta and especially Fight for New York? When will that happen again?

Posted by HitmanAgent47

A game about rapping? I'm sold, sign me up.

Posted by Milkman

As long as it's uncensored, I'm fully behind this.

Posted by SoftButtCheeks

Day 1 purchase

Posted by Coolarman

Biz Markie? 
 
That dude is completely insane

Posted by damnboyadvance

YES!
 
I'm watching the Quick Look! No doubt!

Posted by bjorno

fuck yes ice cube

Posted by PHEDIA
@damnboyadvance: This is definitely Quick Look material.
Posted by MeatSim

This seams reasonably priced for a music game with a peripheral.

Posted by Vinny_Says

how the fuck is drake a classic? that dude can't rap for shit

Posted by Everyones_A_Critic
@VicRattlehead said:
" awwww are they not fighting games anymore? i am disapoint ;( "
Fix'd.
Edited by WholeFunShow

I have it on great authority that KMFDM are better than the best.