DJ Hero 2 DLC packs coming in Nov., plus original DLC compatibility update

After being curiously absent from the on-disc soundtrack, Jay-Z, one-half of the original DJ Hero promotional duo, returns for a guest verse in the first DJ Hero 2 DLC pack. Available November 2, the Hit Makers Mix Pack bundles three mixes for $8, including a Rihanna's "Umbrella" / Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" mashup. Two weeks later, the Electro Hits Mix Pack will be released, packing decidedly more oomph-oomph. Complete details of both packs are posted after the break.

Additionally, a free compatibility update will be released in November to enable support for existing DJ Hero DLC in DJ Hero 2. Activision has not specified if this update will reformat the original DLC to feature new gameplay elements. (The gameplay differential between the first and second games could be a contributing factor in the apparent lack of a soundtrack importing option from DJ Hero 1 to 2 -- that and the race just to complete the DJ Hero 2 content in seven months, not to mention possible music licensing limitations.)

DJ Hero 2 will be released next Tuesday, October 19 for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.

November 2: Hit Makers Mix Pack (640 Microsoft Points; $7.99 on PSN)
  • Usher ft. will.i.am - "OMG" (Remix by FreeStyleGames) (300 Wii Points)
  • Rihanna ft. Jay-Z - "Umbrella" mixed with Marvin Gaye - "Let's Get It On" (300 WP)
  • Big Boi & Cutty - "Shutterbug" mixed with Mark Morrison - "Return of the Mack" (300 WP)
November 16: Electro Hits Mix Pack (640 MSP; $7.99)
  • LMFAO - "I'm In Miami Trick" mixed with Green Velvet - "Shake & Pop" (300 WP)
  • Steve Aoki ft. Zuper Blahq - "I'm In The House" (Remix by FSG) (300 WP)
  • SMD - "Hustler" mixed with Technotronic - "Pump Up The Jam" (300 WP)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.