EA, Def Jam Wage New Vendetta

Electronic Arts and urban music and lifestyle powerhouse Def Jam are ready to bring the pain again with a sequel to the hit game Def Jam Vendetta. The title, in development under the EA Games brand, will feature more than 70 characters, including Busta Rhymes, Carmen Electra, Lil’ Kim, Ludacris, Method Man, Redman, Sean Paul, Slick Rick, Snoop Dogg and other personalities from the world of hip-hop.

Def Jam Vendetta II challenges players to step into the shoes of a ruthless NYC street fighter battling for control of the hip-hop underground. The game features an all-new fighting engine allowing gamers to customize multiple fighting styles as the new story mode takes the action well beyond the ring and into the streets.

The eagerly awaited follow-up is being developed by EA Canada in conjunction with Japan-based AKI Corp. for a scheduled ship in fall 2004 for PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube.