T.I. And Ludacris Duke It Out

ImageAfter the release of the highly successful "Def Jam Vendetta" series, Electronic Arts is once again teaming up with Def Jam to release "Def Jam: Icon" for early 2007.

The game will be available on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in the U.S. and Europe starting March 2007. The fighting game is said to incorporate hip-hop music, lifestyle and culture.

"Music is the cornerstone of hip-hop culture so we wanted to incorporate music and rhythm into the actual gameplay mechanics," Kudo Tsunoda, executive producer and General Manager of EA Chicago, said in a statement. "In DEF JAM: ICON, we are changing the way fighting games are played! We are completely innovating the role of the environments in the games, moving from the typical lifeless arenas the hip-hop celebrities are fighting in to environments that play an instrumental part in the fight where they will react to the music and interact with both characters like a third fighter."

This time around, T.I., Ludacris and Big Boi are among the numerous characters available to gamers.

Def Jam: Icon is slated to hit stores in March 2007.

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