The first game in the deal will be Def Jam 3 (working title), which will build on the success of its predecessors, Def Jam Vendetta and Fight for NY. Def Jam 3 is currently in development at EA Canada and is said to be a truly revolutionary next-generation fighting game.
"EA and Def Jam are two of the most recognized brands in entertainment and we are thrilled to extend this partnership into the next generation of console technology," said Larry Probst, Chairman and CEO at EA.
"This partnership continues to solidify the Def Jam Enterprises and EA brands as catalysts of cultural product innovation in all facets of entertainment. The next generation platform opens unlimited possibilities in gaming and we are confident that along with EA, we will guarantee ground-breaking titles," said Kevin Liles, President & CEO, Def Jam Enterprises/EVP Warner Music Group.
Although no specific platforms have been announced, given EA's track record, we would expect Def Jam 3 to appear on more than just the next-gen consoles.