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Def Jam: ICON Ships to Stores

Electronic Arts, in partnership with urban lifestyle powerhouse Def Jam Interactive, announced today that DEF JAM: ICON has shipped to stores nationwide. Infusing the hottest hip hop beats with an advanced, next generation fighting gameplay system, DEF JAM: ICON will be available for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.

Use the music to your advantage to strike down your opponent with DEF JAM: ICON’s new Building’s with Bass fighting mechanic. The musically charged environments become alive to the beat, creating hazards that you can use to defeat your opponent. Players can even trigger the beats to set off the hazards at the right time with the game’s unique DJ Controls. Never before has music become an instrumental part in the actual gameplay of a videogame.

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With brand new tracks from hip hop’s greatest, DEF JAM: ICON delivers the ultimate soundtrack. Big Boi, Lil Jon, Ludacris, T.I., and Young Jeezy are just a few names featured on both the soundtrack and in the game. To keep the music fresh, players can load their own MP3’s into the game version for Xbox 360 and have their favorite beats drive the environment and gameplay.