Confirmation: DJ Hero 2 artists

Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Rihanna and Eminem are among the big names confirmed for the line-up featured in the sequel to last year’s DJ Hero video game, due out in October.

Cheryl Cole’s mate Will.I.Am, Snoop Dogg and Pussycat Dolls are also in there, ramping up the range of genres available for users to mix and mash on screen.

Officially announced last month, DJ Hero 2 is set to include new multiplayer game modes, a campaign mode and freestyle gameplay that lets virtual DJs cross-fade, scratch and sample in over 70 mash-ups.

A new career mode, called Empire mode, also adds a story element to the game as users start out as nobody and aim to become a superstar DJ and media mogul.

‘With DJ Hero 2, we wanted to create the ultimate party experience of 2010, and that meant not only revamping and adding social and multiplayer game modes, including full microphone support, and all-new levels of creative freedom, but also mixing and mashing hits from over 100 of the biggest and most popular artists on the planet,’ says Dan Neil, music director at FreeStyleGames.

‘We can’t wait to drop details on which of these artists’ hottest tracks, as well as how we’ve mixed them together exclusively for the game, later this year.’

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Cheryl Cole’s mate Will.I.Am, Snoop Dogg and Pussycat Dolls are also in there, ramping up the range of genres available for users to mix and mash on screen.

Officially announced last month, DJ Hero 2 is set to include new multiplayer game modes, a campaign mode and freestyle gameplay that lets virtual DJs cross-fade, scratch and sample in over 70 mash-ups.

A new career mode, called Empire mode, also adds a story element to the game as users start out as nobody and aim to become a superstar DJ and media mogul.

‘With DJ Hero 2, we wanted to create the ultimate party experience of 2010, and that meant not only revamping and adding social and multiplayer game modes, including full microphone support, and all-new levels of creative freedom, but also mixing and mashing hits from over 100 of the biggest and most popular artists on the planet,’ says Dan Neil, music director at FreeStyleGames.

‘We can’t wait to drop details on which of these artists’ hottest tracks, as well as how we’ve mixed them together exclusively for the game, later this year.’

DJ Hero 2: The full confirmed artist list

•    2Pac

•    50 Cent

•    Adamski

•    Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force

•    Armand Van Helden

•    A-Trak

•    B.o.B.

•    Basement Jaxx

•    BlakRoc

•    Bobby Womack

•    Bruno Mars

•    Busta Rhymes

•    Calvin Harris

•    Chamillionaire

•    Chic

•    Chris Willis

•    Clinton Sparks

•    Colby O’Donis

•    Daft Punk

•    Damian Marley

•    David Guetta

•    Deadmau5

•    Deee-Lite

•    Dillinja

•    Diplo

•    Dizzee Rascal

•    DJ Shadow

•    Donna Summer

•    Dr. Dre

•    Drake

•    Edwin Starr

•    Eminem

•    Estelle

•    Flo Rida

•    Gorillaz

•    Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

•    Harold Faltermeyer

•    House Of Pain

•    Iyaz

•    Jackson 5

•    Janet Jackson

•    Justice

•    Kanye West

•    Kaskade

•    Kelis

•    Keri Hilson

•    Kid Cudi

•    Kool & The Gang

•    Lady Gaga

•    Lil Jon

•    Lil Wayne

•    LL Cool J

•    M.I.A.

•    M|A|R|R|S

•    Major Lazer

•    Malcolm McLaren

•    Mase

•    Melle Mel & Duke Bootee

•    Metallica

•    Missy Elliott

•    Mos Def

•    MSTRKRFT

•    N.O.R.E.

•    Nas

•    Nate Dogg

•    Naughty By Nature

•    Nelly

•    New Boyz

•    New Order

•    Newcleus

•    Nightcrawlers

•    Orbital

•    Pharoahe Monch

•    Pirate Soundsystem

•    Pitbull

•    Puff Daddy

•    Pussycat Dolls

•    Rihanna

•    Robin S.

•    RZA

•    Salt N Pepa

•    Sam Cooke

•    Sam Sparro

•    Sean Paul

•    Skibadee

•    Sneaky Sound System

•    Snoop Dogg

•    Snow

•    Soulja Boy Tell Em

•    Sparfunk & D-Code

•    Static Major

•    Stevie Wonder

•    Talib Kweli

•    The Chemical Brothers

•    The Crystal Method

•    The Egg

•    The Notorious B.I.G.

•    The Prodigy

•    Tiësto

•    Tiga

•    Timbaland

•    Tweet

•    Walter Murphy

•    Warren G

•    Wayne Smith

•    Will.I.Am

•    Yeah Yeah Yeahs

•    Young Jeezy