DJ Hero hits shops

If you've been looking for a new challenge since mastering Guitar Hero, Activision's DJ Hero game is now out on the shelves and available to buy.Takin

Taking on the role of a DJ, you drop the guitar and are instead aiming to become a master of the turntable deck.

With a turntable peripheral, you have to press the correctly coloured buttons and scratch the deck when told, while also switching channels and twiddling your effects dial with your left hand too. Phew.

The game has had mass support from the DJ scene, with mixes on there from the likes of the Scratch Perverts, Jazzy Jeff and the late DJ AM.

One of the best things about the game is the mixture of music available to play, from dance and indie through to hip hop and old Motown classics.

Just like Guitar Hero you can pick and customise your DJ and kit and difficulty levels, and can play on various modes, including the ability to battle a friend with another deck, or plug in a Guitar Hero guitar for a rocker to play alongside.

We got hands on with it a while ago and found it to be a lot of fun, and predict it will be a smash this Christmas despite the reports suggesting otherwise.

DJ Hero is available now for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii for £89.99, as is a fresh bunch of downloadable content for you to feast upon. Check out our hands on video and let us know below if you'll be forking out the dough for it.