If someone should utter the words "DJ sim" at you, you'll probably do one of two things: wonder why they said "DJ sim" at you and nothing else, or think of DJ Hero. You might do both, to be fair.
We just got word that Easy Interactive has launched Transgaming Technologies' own take on the DJ sim genre with In The Mix featuring Armin van Buuren on the Wii. What sets this title apart from the aforementioned franchise is the focus on the fundamental technique of mixing.
Gamers can play through the tutorial, which consists of 12 chapters, before they tuck into the four different play modes on offer. The game includes over 60 tracks and over 30 special remixes that have been handpicked by Armin van Buuren himself, and if that isn't enough, players can even create their own tracks by utilising the 8-channel track creator and the library of samples and beats included.
With no need for additional peripherals, the game will make use of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk setup, as well as motion gestures to get the crowd jumping. For videos on the Career, Party, and Studio modes, head over to the official game page, and tell us what you make of In The Mix in the comments.
Hilversum, Netherlands – 10th December 2010 – Easy Interactive™ is pleased to announce the launch of In The Mix featuring Armin van Buuren™, the first real DJ simulation game for Nintendo Wii™.
In The Mix featuring Armin van Buuren lets players become a professional DJ as they pick their favourite tunes and mix them with real-world DJ techniques. In the career mode, budding DJs start by playing simple sets in local clubs, but as they work their way up the ladder they will have the chance to purchase more specialised equipment and play at some of the world’s most exclusive venues, winning kudos by balancing the technical core of mixing with creativity and an understanding of what a discerning crowd will want to hear.
Manual fades and cross-fades between over 60 tracks and remixes, hand-picked by Armin Van Buuren himself, form the basis of the game, with the ability to deploy some creativity and mix in loops and effects on top of the two-track mix adding a much-needed imaginative dimension to the music game genre. Crowd interaction is also included via motion control commands and outside of pursuing a DJ career, players can draw on the game’s library of loops, vocals, effects and percussion to create their own tracks in the studio mode.
Easy Interactive’s Managing Director, Michel van Elmpt, comments, “In The Mix featuring Armin van Buuren has a completely unique and innovative control method which replicates real life DJ techniques, allowing anyone to master the art of mixing dance music”. He adds, “Armin van Buuren is one of the most enduringly popular DJs in the world and one of Netherlands’ most famous stars, so we’re delighted that Easy Interactive is launching In The Mix featuring Armin van Buuren for the UK market”.
Summary of game features:
· 12 chapter tutorial
· 4 game modes – career, party, studio and quickplay
· Create original tracks in the studio mode
· Over 60 popular tracks handpicked by Armin van Buuren
· Requires no additional hardware
In The Mix featuring Armin van Buuren for Nintendo Wii is available via retail channels from today. Deluxe editions of In The Mix featuring Armin van Buuren are also available and include a copy of the game, three CD album and an exclusive Armin Only DVD.