The Def Jam sport collection could be staging a comeback.
Speculation surrounding a brand new Def Jam sport started in earnest when Def Jam’s Twitter account despatched out a tweet that “HYPOTHETICALLY” requested followers which star they’d wish to see on the duvet of a modern-day Def Jam Vendetta. Not lengthy after, they despatched out another tweet asking which metropolis they’d wish to see such a sport happen in.
While it is completely doable that these tweets are nothing greater than the results of a very bored social media workforce who determined that the easiest way to kill a while could be to tease their followers with the return of a beloved franchise. It actually would not be the primary time that players have gotten their hopes up through the use of a considerably cryptic tweet as the premise for hope.
Still, this strikes us as a wierd query to ask out of the blue. It’s not just like the label’s Twitter account has been asking this query yearly. There’s a robust risk that somebody is engaged on the primary Def Jam combating/wrestling sport for the reason that launch of 2007’s Def Jam Icon. It actually would not be the craziest factor we have ever heard.
Having stated that, we do really feel it is our skilled obligation to throw somewhat chilly water on this rumor. First off, even when a brand new Def Jam sport is in growth, it seemingly will not be developed by authentic franchise developer AKI Corporation who’ve gotten out of the wrestling/combating style and renamed their firm. That implies that the unimaginable sport engine (which was borrowed from these superb N64 wrestling video games) that powered the primary two Def Jam video games in all probability will not be making a comeback.
As anybody who tried to play Def Jam: Icon will inform you, the Def Jam collection simply is not the identical when AKI is not on the helm.
We’ll stay optimistic concerning the possibilities that we get one other Def Jam sport, however that sport may have loads to show even when it does finally get launched.
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