Wow, it's been a while since I've updated the news hasn't it?
Well, let's start with the official website. In the... month and I half I didn't update the fansite, the official website
) has had quite a few updates. Check out some their their great stuff.
If you haven't been checking Gamerankings, you should. They've got a whole bunch of links of Def Jam Fight for NY previews,
reviews and what not. Speaking of reviews, according to GameRankings, the average game score it's recieved is as follows:
Nintendo Gamecube: 84.5%
Looks like this game is a solid hit. Anyways, to check out some GameRanking links, check out the links section.
Finally, GameFAQ.com has posted up some helpful guides. If I had to reccomend some to check out, give Came Rider and
psydeath's guides a look at. Let's hope my guides get posted soon ;p.
Could LL Cool J, Kurupt and DMX be in the game after all? Blazinj90 inserted his Def Jam OPM demo into his DVD drive
of his compupter and he came across a DJV2 folder. He clicked he and there was a file named Chars. He opened it with wordpad
and he found a list of characters. He read it and noticed DMX, Kurupt and LL Cool J were on the list.
Now, I was a bit spectical when I saw this, but then wrestlefaqs over at GameFAQs confirmed this was true. He also posted
a little bit found within the text:
Defines character names and attributes
I'm working on getting a screen of this, but until then, may DMX, LL Cool J and Kurupt be in the game after all?
The game is out in a full days, but you still pondering whether to buy or not? Check out GameRankings to see some reviews
found throughout teh net.
Special thanks to Academic0outlaw for the info.
You can check out the 5th official wallpaper here:
Special thanks to 'Nate' and 'Roger F' for sending this to me.
Online Community Manager Jon Long e-mailed me today. Contained within that e-mail was some information about the game.
Here's a breif description:
*Created fighters CAN ONLY be created within story mode. There is no Create-a-fighter feature outside of Story
mode. When you choose battle mode, and load your ID, your character will be choosible from the character selection screen.
Ring Out match is held in 'The Dragon House'. Those wooden fences within the level can be broken. While in a ring out match,
you must break them and push your opponent off the elevated platform to win.
*A 'Radio' section will be added to teh official
site for everyone to preview the soundtrack for the game.
*D-Mob will have multiple outfits.
*Just because you beat
Crow, that doesn't mean the story mode is over.
Special thanks to GameStop employee Academicoutlaw for scanning the demo instruction booklet that was sent to game stores
across teh country. You can check them out here:
Def Jam Fight for NY has officially gone gold. To those who don't know, when a game goes 'Gold', the game is fully completed
and is ready for packaging. The announcement came from EA themself, so you can check out the article here: http://www.gamespot.com/news/2004/09/13/news_6107241.html
This Wednesday, BET's show 'Access Granted' will be doing an episode on Def Jam Fight for NY. You can check this out
Wednesday night 9:30 pm Easterm time. Check your local listings for it.
David Banner and Elephant Man were on BET's 'RapCity The Basement' today. They talked about the game, but nothing really
new. They showed Elephant Man, David Banner and Big Tigger playing what seemed to be the finished copy of the game, and even
showed an in game cinematic. If you didn't check it out today, make sure to watch a repeat. Check your local listings.
Thanks to IBiggsI for posting this on GameFAQs. Head over to www.sohh.com
and look at the top left hand corner. If you see Mase's head, click it, if you don't, you'll see a new video for Fight
for NY. This mostly likely seems like the TV commercial for the game, but anyways it starts off with a few clips from the
crews trailer, but it has a few new scenes such as Carmen Fighting Cindy J, Meth calling a created character worthless, and
Snoop showing his cane become a knife. Check it out.
Finally, I would like to thank GameFAQs' robvandarn for imforming me that EA recently released the official soundtrack
to Fight for NY. The soundtrack contains about 25 songs in all. But, that doesn't mean there can be a few unlockable ones
like the Unlockables in-game description says. You can check out the list here: http://www.gamespot.com/gamecube/action/defjamvendetta2/news_6106851.html
What surprises me is that some of the songs announced by magazines and heard in video clips are no longer included. Could
they be unlockable or maybe go the way Ludacris' Saturday did in Vendetta, and not appear at all.
Jon Long responded to an e-mail with a set of questions I've asked him. Some weren't really as important, but for those
that were, here is a summary of what I've learned:
*Jacob the Jeweler is a playable character, DJ Felli Fel and DJ Enuff are not though.
*You cannot combine matches. For example, you cannot have a 2 on 2 subway match or a free-for-all inferno match.
*N.O.R.E's level is The Heights, which is Lefrak in a way.
*Lauren cannot be choosen as a girlfriend, she is only an unlockable character.
*The 10 winners of the Def Jam poster contest from the official site have been choosen, but only 1 of the 10 of them
replyed back. Jon may have to redraw the whole thing. If you've enterd the contest, be sure to check your inbox(es).
BallisticThaKonflict over at the Def Jam Vendetta board on IGN.com e-mailed me about the songs playing through the new
movies Team Xbox posted. During the Elephant Man fight, CNN's "Anything Goes" can be heard playing. During the Fat Joe fight,
Fat Joe's "Take a look at my life" can be heard playing.
Shawnna is up for IGN's Def Jam character profiles. You can check out her game play footage here: http://media.xbox.ign.com/media/673/673584/vids_1.html
PINOYwithRICEhat over at GameFAQs.com informed me that Team Xbox has some huge videos over at their official site. What
will you be instore for with these videos? Create-a-fighter in action importantly, and maybe Their created fighter walking
into Club Murder with D-mob, Blaze and Lil Kim. Check them out: http://features.teamxbox.com/xbox/885/Fight-for-NY-Handin-Out-BeatDowns/p1