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Def Jam Vendetta
Def Jam Vendetta
Def Jam Vendetta
Def Jam Vendetta
Def Jam Vendetta
Def Jam Vendetta
Def Jam Vendetta
Def Jam Vendetta
Def Jam Vendetta
Def Jam Vendetta
You ready to get ya’ hands dirty? Then roll up your sleeves, round up your crew and take it to the streets - the world of Hip Hop has hit the ring. Def Jam VENDETTA by EA BIG™ invites you to the underground circuit of hardcore fight clubs. Get your props, as the master of Hip Hop hook up with the urban local legends and battle for ultimate supremacy. 

If you think you’ve got what it takes, Def Jam VENDETTA challenges you to brawl your way up the ranks to be the ultimate fighter. Players are challenged to test their skills through an arcade-style, underground fight club circuit as they attempt to totally crush their opponents. With each win the player gains more money, more power and of course… more respect. 

And it’s not just about the winning. After all, it’s about making a rep for yourself, and humiliating your opponent with killer moves. Def Jam VENDETTA features over 1,500 varying moves, including dozens of signature special finishing moves and trash-talkin’ taunts. 

Players work the circuit while encountering an array of characters - both friends and foes across over 10 highly detailed underground hip-hop venues, each filled with animated crowds, sick beats and pure adrenaline. Multiple features support a fresh mix of gameplay experiences leading to the ultimate showdown, in which players get to settle a very old and personal score with their worst enemy, the powerful D-Mob. 

Players also test their skills and determination in Exhibition Mode or choose a character and run the gauntlet, taking on all comers in Survival Mode. There are four match types to choose from including Single Match where you can play 1-on-1 against the computer or a friend; Tag Team play in which you and a partner can go against another two-person team; Free For All where you can jump in the ring with up to four players with no holds barred, no allies and no mercy; and Handicap where you can prove your skill by taking on two or three opponents at once. 

Def Jam VENDETTA marks the first interactive entertainment title from EA and Def Jam Records, and fully integrates a powerhouse roster of Def Jam artists into the storyline, including new hit songs from the artists, as well as classic Def Jam tracks. Each artist contributes one original introduction and victory sequence incorporating their own voice and motion. 

Artists participating in the game include:
  • DMX
  • Ludacris
  • Method Man
  • Redman
  • NORE
  • Scarface
  • Ghostface Killah
  • Capone
  • Keith Murray and
  • WC. 

The game also features Def Jam songstress Christina Milian and the world famous DJ Funkmaster Flex.

 Def Jam Vendetta

Key Features:

  • Unique, original storyline that compliments gameplay action - the plot thickens through the circuit. 
  • Over 45 characters, including 12 Def Jam artists: DMX, Ludacris, Method Man, Redman, NORE, Scarface, Ghostface Killah, Capone, Keith Murray and WC. Also featuring Christina Milian and Funkmaster Flex. 
  • More than 10 highly detailed underground worlds, built straight from the mean streets: places like DMX’s Junkyard and Scarface’s Speakeasy. 
  • Continuous play with over 1,500 unique moves including a variety of fighting techniques (reverse kicks, punches, martial arts swings, choke holds, elbow blocks, knee bunts, etc.) and hyper realistic EA SPORTS BIG-style moves that are dynamic with realistic finesse and style. 
  • Dozens of signature special moves and player taunts. 
  • All moves referenced directly from each Def Jam artist. 
  • Unique momentum and health system that will change based on the player status (i.e. players doing well will “feel” their strength increase / evolve into a blazin’ special move; and players that are getting beat will see their health impact their moves, eventually becoming slower and weaker). 
  • One original intro/victory sequence per Def Jam artist. 
  • he hottest beats from the streets: new hit songs from Def Jam Records. 
  • Three game modes: Battle, Story and Survival. 
  • Four match types: Single, Tag Team, Free For All and Handicap. 
  • Sound design by DaneTracks (The Matrix, 8 Mile). 

Developed by renowned AKI Corporation and the award-winning EA Canada creative team responsible for NBA Street, Def Jam VENDETTA takes two cutting-edge interactive gaming teams and ties it all together with creative input from the most sought after hip hop lifestyle company of all time, Def Jam. 

Def Jam VENDETTA is due for release on PS2 and Gamecube in Spring 2003.

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