More details have leaked about Activision's forthcoming DJing video game.
Created by Activision, the company behind the Guitar Hero franchise, the game will be packaged with a hardware controller that looks similar to a standard CD turntable. According to The Daily Swarm, turntablists DJ Shadow and Z-Trip have been helping out with the development and testing of the hardware, and will both appear as playable characters in the final version of the game. Early reports that suggested a high level of involvement from trance star Tiesto have now been downplayed, although there are fresh rumours that both Daft Punk and Mix Master Mike will be involved somehow. There is still no word of who will adorn the cover as the game's actual "DJ Hero."
Activision CEO Thomas Tippl has also stated that he thinks that DJ Hero will appeal to a younger demographic than its rock-oriented predecessor, and plans to ship 1.5m copies of the game when it hits shops in June of this year.