Def Jam Teases New Fighting Game

The Def Jam sport sequence is likely to be staging a comeback. 

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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 prefer to see on the duvet of a modern-day Def Jam Vendetta. Not lengthy after, the deal with despatched out another tweet asking which metropolis followers wish to see such a sport happen in. 

While it is solely doable that these tweets are nothing greater than the results of a very bored social media crew that determined that one of the simplest ways to kill a while could be to tease their followers with the return of a beloved franchise, it definitely would not be the primary time that players have gotten their hopes up through the use of a considerably cryptic tweet as the idea for hope. 

Still, this strikes us as an odd 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 powerful 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 definitely would not be the craziest factor we have ever heard. 

Having mentioned that, we do really feel it is our skilled obligation to throw a bit of chilly water on this rumor. First off, even when a brand new Def Jam sport is in improvement, it probably will not be developed by unique franchise developer AKI Corporation, which has deserted the wrestling/combating style and been renamed. That signifies that the unbelievable sport engine (which was borrowed from these wonderful N64 wrestling video games) that powered the primary two Def Jam video games most likely will not be making a comeback. 

As anybody who tried to play Def Jam: Icon will let you know, the Def Jam sequence 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 could have quite a bit to show even when it does ultimately get launched. 

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