This is a follow up to my popular article titled “Def Jam Fighting: Reborn”, in which I wrote about the need for a new Def Jam Fighting Game. As most fans of the series know “Fight for NY” was the last good Def Jam fighting game. Though I put all the blame on Def Jam Icon’s, Kudo Tsunoda, general manager of EA Chicago at the time. I feel that we shouldn’t dwell in the past, in fact, this article is an attempt to look towards the future. So, here are my thoughts on a possible new Def Jam Fighting Game in which we take all the great things we learned in FFNY, and improve them with current generations innovations. I use the word we because I want you guys to share your thoughts on this subject as well, especially if you’re a fan of the series. Let’s start thinking of some great artists and famous people that should be in the game:
I titled this article Def Jam: War of the Coasts. The reason why is that I feel we should take Def Jam out of NYC, and have fighting Venues from Coast to Coast. It’s Kind of like saying which side has the best fighters. How it would work? you, the player, would have to fight in your area ie NYC being my area. Your goal is to be one of the top 5 fighters selected to represent your Coast. The main campaign – you must choose a side you wish to represent. You would be able to select from the East Coast ran by Jay-Z A.K.A Hov, West Coast run by
Big Snoop Dog A.K.A. Crow Better yet Dr Dre, or The Dirty South run by Scarface. Once there you start off as a guy who either, has just been released from Prison, A soldier who has been dishonorably discharged, A MMA (Mix Martial Arts) Fighter who never made it, A College Wrestling Dropout, or A Boxer who got screwed over by their Manager.
No matter which you choose, you find that it’s hard getting a good paying job in today’s economy. But, you hear from your long time friend named Manny of an underground street-fighting tournament called “Def Jam The Beat Down”, in which you could win some decent money. After a few fights, one of the coast leaders I.E Jay-Z scouts you and asks that you work your way up to joining his Coast crew. The goal is to win the Def Jam War of the Coasts tournament for a life changing grand prize of 10 million dollars. By the way, if you’re wondering why I chose these occupations. It’s because it would set up a set story structure as well as give you the additional fighting style you start off with similar to FFNY?
Now who should be the main Antagonist, the person you must fight at the end of it all. Who has the clout, the toughness, and the prestige, and the ego to be the guy that stands in your way. I thought about it long and hard and I feel that most of you agree that “The G.O.A.T” (The Greatest Of All Time) LL Cool J would make for a perfect villain since, he’s pretty much is the God Father of Def Jam Records. Remember his role in – “In to Deep” Where he played a ruthless drug dealer named God? Imagine LL as a former World champion Fighter who was permanently kicked out of the sport for viciously beating an opponent to death. Now, he’s taking street fighting to a whole new level under the Def Jam name in order to find someone worthy of fighting.
Here are my idea’s for an Online/Offline Game Modes:
Like I said in the beginning I feel that a New Def Jam fighting game is needed before this generation is over. I’m pretty sure a lot of you reading this would agree. You may or may not like my story concept, but I encourage you to comment and discuss what changes you would make to it. Better yet, create a story arc of your own. My hope is that one day if enough people call for it a developer will take a chance on creating a new title for our enjoyment. Thank you for reading.
Also, please stay tuned for my follow up article where I will list 37 celebrities/fighters that I feel should be in the New Def Jam Game.