BY JOE SKREBELS
Def Jam Recordings has been asking its social media followers what they want from a new game, leading some to believe a new Def Jam Vendetta sequel might be in the works.
On Twitter, the record label first asked fans which modern star they’d like to see on the cover of a hypothetical new Def Jam Vendetta, before following that up by asking which city they’d like to see as a setting, in the style of sequel Fight for NY:
The Def Jam series began with Vendetta in 2003, followed by Fight for NY in 2004, and Def Jam Icon in 2007. Each game differed somewhat, with the common thread being that real-life hip-hop stars would be pitted against each other in fights.
As pointed out by GameInformer, any potential new game would be unlikely to come from Vendetta and Fight for NY developer Aki, which has since renamed itself Syn Sophia and pivoted out of wrestling games to make Nintendo’s Style Savvy series.
Vendetta in particular is something of a cult classic, so it’d certainly be a popular move if Def Jam dipped its toe into video games again. Back in 2003, we said it “represents both the culture and the clash to the highest degree”, awarding it an 8.9 review.
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s UK News Editor, and he wants a Kendrick Lamar Kung Fu Kenny game