Konami's said that it has picked up Def Jam Rap Star from Def Jam Interactive, 4mm Games and Terminal Reality and has set it for an Autumn release.
The 'Rap Hero' game was originally scheduled for release during winter but was pushed back for general fine tuning of the look and feel of the game and the infrastructure for the online community.
Speaking to Kotaku, Chief Creative Officer said, ""Konami has a track record in the music and rhythm game category. They were forerunners in the space and know what it takes to launch something like Def Jam Rapstar into a global market."
Konami's also revealed 10 of the 40 promised hip hop and rap tracks that will be included on the disc:
2 Pac "I Get Around"
50 Cent "I Get Money"
Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang"
Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx "Gold Digger"
Lil' Wayne "A Milli"
Notorius B.I.G. "Juicy"
Slick Rick "Children's Story"
T.I. featuring Rihanna "Live Your Life"
Wu Tang Clan "C.R.E.A.M."
Young Jeezy featuring Kanye West "Put On"
With regards to budding rappers being able to spit rhymes on camera and share with their friends, King said, ""Def Jam Rapstar will allow you to share content across your social networks and mobile devices."
"We're doing some pretty exciting stuff in regards to our community interaction and the ability to share, features that we'll be diving into in the months ahead."