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Special "Renegade Edition" Announced For DJ Hero

...does it come with night vision goggles?

Activision has announced plans for a higher-end version of the standard DJ Hero package. It's called Renegade Edition, and it'll come with some different hardware. Here's the full, company-provided list. 

  • DJ Hero game
  • Renegade turntable controller featuring premium metal controls and finish
  • Hardshell turntable carrying case that converts to performance-ready DJ stand
  • Exclusive JAY-Z and EMINEM 2-CD pack featuring unreleased tracks and collectible case designed by artist Shepard Fairey
 
There are no pricing details associated with the Renegade Edition, but with retailers already listing the standard edition at $119.99, it's a sound bet that this bonus version will be, you know, more than that. Any guesses? I'm going to claim $149.99 as my guess.

We also received a set of renders of the case and turntable, in case you were wondering what DJ Hero would look like if you were playing it in cyberspace. For a game that's out in around three months, you'd think there would be at least one photo of the limited edition gear suitable for printing. Oh well. I'm into the idea of getting a stand for the turntable controller, mostly because actual DJ'ing takes place at a certain height. Holding the controller in your lap seems like it'd be sort of a pain.

Oh, and in case you were wondering about the whole "Renegade" thing, that just plays off of the Jay-Z and Eminem involvement. The two did a song together called... wait for it... "Renegade." Here is said song, in its entirety.

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Posted by Jeff
Activision has announced plans for a higher-end version of the standard DJ Hero package. It's called Renegade Edition, and it'll come with some different hardware. Here's the full, company-provided list. 

  • DJ Hero game
  • Renegade turntable controller featuring premium metal controls and finish
  • Hardshell turntable carrying case that converts to performance-ready DJ stand
  • Exclusive JAY-Z and EMINEM 2-CD pack featuring unreleased tracks and collectible case designed by artist Shepard Fairey
 
There are no pricing details associated with the Renegade Edition, but with retailers already listing the standard edition at $119.99, it's a sound bet that this bonus version will be, you know, more than that. Any guesses? I'm going to claim $149.99 as my guess.

We also received a set of renders of the case and turntable, in case you were wondering what DJ Hero would look like if you were playing it in cyberspace. For a game that's out in around three months, you'd think there would be at least one photo of the limited edition gear suitable for printing. Oh well. I'm into the idea of getting a stand for the turntable controller, mostly because actual DJ'ing takes place at a certain height. Holding the controller in your lap seems like it'd be sort of a pain.

Oh, and in case you were wondering about the whole "Renegade" thing, that just plays off of the Jay-Z and Eminem involvement. The two did a song together called... wait for it... "Renegade." Here is said song, in its entirety.

Posted by badgerT

Jesus....

Posted by Bigandtasty

Activision loves their editions.

Posted by President_Evil

no joke, I have a copy of Renegade resting in my NES as we speak.

"2 a.m. is no time to be alone in the subway, and you're about to find out why."

Posted by phlegms

Im saving all my monies for the Beatles Rock Band. I can only warrant one over priced games purchase per year...

Posted by CodeMcK

what, no night vision goggles?

Posted by OllyOxenFree

Activision Activision....

Posted by Phished0ne

i'm a RENEGADDDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Posted by Izick

I love Jay-Z, he's the best rapper ever, I like Eminem, and I loved this song back on the Blueprint 2, but I'm going to pass on this game.

Posted by natetodamax

This game looks stupid, childish, and retarded.

Posted by sociald1077

Why do people gaff at collectors editions?  Everyone knows that you can get the regular edition for cheaper. Its not like you HAVE to buy the CE. It just adds somenifty stuff for a high price tag.

Edited by Keeng

I'm going to probably pass but I love the nod to Renegade, Jay-Z, and Eminem. Their collaboration on that song is one of the best things to ever come out of music ever, in my opinion. What I wanna know is, what are "unreleased tracks"? I'm pretty sure Jay-Z and Eminem haven't been in the studio together making more collaborations just for DJ Hero. Are they tracks for the DJ Hero game? Because if that's the case, this is absolutely the wrong way to get them to people. 

Posted by D3adend

I thought this was the tool edition?  As who else would spend the money on it?

Posted by Brendan
@natetodamax said:
"This game looks stupid, childish, and retarded."

Well if you didn't like any of the other rhythm game than you won't like this one. 
Posted by Media_Master

This is ridiculous

nice though to those that can afford it

Posted by Peacemaker

I'm actually really excited for the game, I may get this edition, that case is pretty cool.

Posted by MeatSim

I think I would rather have night vision goggles.

Posted by Xeiphyer

I want a night vision turntable please

Posted by Jayzilla

this is awesome because i didn't want to spend the money on a real DJ rig and get girls and be creative. I totally just want to do this. I really can't wait for when the turntables are usable with a GH game and I get to use it for songs from 311, linkin park etc., except, i will buy the exclusive linkin park DJ turntables for that game.

Edited by MrKlorox

With every piece of news that comes for this game, I get even less interested each time. If I read the word "Eminem" in relation to videogames one more time, I'm going on a serial slaughter rampage. In Prototype.

Seriously, I would rather this article have been about Lorenzo Lamas.

Posted by ez123

I remember wondering if this game would have Renegade on the track list but that was before hearing the shitty mash ups. I'm pretty damn sure that this game will fail.

Posted by TripMasterMunky

Kinda cool?

Posted by Out_On_Bail
@natetodamax said:
" This game looks stupid, childish, and retarded. "
Lol, this coming from someone who played with a plastic guitar on 3 different games.
Posted by natetodamax
@Out_On_Bail said:
" @natetodamax said:
" This game looks stupid, childish, and retarded. "
Lol, this coming from someone who played with a plastic guitar on 3 different games.
"
I'd rather do that than finger a plastic turntable.

Besides, DJ Jazzy Jeff is in it, so it's cool now.
Posted by CowMuffins
@natetodamax said:
" @Out_On_Bail said:
" @natetodamax said:
" This game looks stupid, childish, and retarded. "
Lol, this coming from someone who played with a plastic guitar on 3 different games.
"
I'd rather do that than finger a plastic turntable.Besides, DJ Jazzy Jeff is in it, so it's cool now. "
You're a fickle hypocrite.
Posted by natetodamax
@CowMuffins said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @Out_On_Bail said:
" @natetodamax said:
" This game looks stupid, childish, and retarded. "
Lol, this coming from someone who played with a plastic guitar on 3 different games.
"
I'd rather do that than finger a plastic turntable.Besides, DJ Jazzy Jeff is in it, so it's cool now. "
You're a fickle hypocrite. "
I'm sorry for having an opinion.
Posted by CowMuffins
@natetodamax said:
" @CowMuffins said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @Out_On_Bail said:
" @natetodamax said:
" This game looks stupid, childish, and retarded. "
Lol, this coming from someone who played with a plastic guitar on 3 different games.
"
I'd rather do that than finger a plastic turntable.Besides, DJ Jazzy Jeff is in it, so it's cool now. "
You're a fickle hypocrite. "
I'm sorry for having an opinion. "
You don't even know what I just said.
Posted by CallMeRotten

I say pocket the cash and save up for a real turntable and a mixer to get you started if folks are that interested in DJing. There is so much awesome equipment nowadays, you don't even have to search look for used Technics anymore.


Posted by darkjester74

For the love of god...NO MORE EDITIONS!  Enough already!  First effin night goggles and now this. 

Posted by MaddProdigy

I want this and night vission goglez and alpha protocol tac vest

Posted by RHCPfan24

My...I still don't think I am getting the game itself, let alone the entire "Renegade" edition.

Posted by TwoOneFive

wow, the turn table looks fantastic. i will buy this game. looks fun as hell.