|Def Jam Vendetta|
|Developer(s)||AKI Corporation, EA Canada|
|Publisher(s)||EA Sports BIG|
|Platform(s)||PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube|
|Release date(s)||PlayStation 2: NA March 31, 2003. PAL May 23, 2003. JP August 21, 2003. GameCube: NA March 31, 2003. PAL May 23, 2003|
Def Jam Vendetta is a 2003 professional wrestling video game that combined hip hop with pro wrestling. It was released for the PlayStation 2 and GameCube. It was Electronic Arts' first attempt at a wrestling game since the widely-panned WCW Backstage Assault. The game's engine was originally designed for use in a sequel to EA's WCW Mayhem, but EA lost the WCW license when the wrestling company was purchased by the World Wrestling Federation in 2001. Several hip hop artists were featured in the game, including DMX, Method Man, Redman, Ludacris, N.O.R.E., Capone, Scarface, Joe Budden, Ghostface Killah, Keith Murray, WC and Funkmaster Flex; all of which at the time were artists of Def Jam Records. Singer Christina Milian was also featured in the game as the character known as Angel. A sequel, Def Jam: Fight for NY, was released in 2004.
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