Video game behemoth Ubisoft finally announced more details about their forthcoming, estate-approved, Michael Jackson video game.
The game, titled Michael Jackson: The Experience, will hit stores in November.
Michael Jackson: The Experience will be released on the DS, PS3, PSP, Wii, and XBox 360. The XBox 360 version will have Kinect support, and put a digitized version of yourself on the screen, similar to Ubisoft’s new Kinect fitness game, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved. The PS3 version will also have Move support. All three console versions will play similarly to Just Dance and have the player match the dance movements on the screen, but this time they’ll be MJ’s smooth magic motions.
The only specific details were about the 360, DS, and PSP versions. The DS and PSP versions will use what Ubisoft is calling “tap-on rhythm gameplay,” which sounds like an MJ version of Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan, which sounds good to me. The 360 version will also include four player jump in/jump out gameplay (hey I thought Kinect could only score 2 skeletons at once in Dance Central or Dance Masters?), and it will use auto-pitch control to improve your singing.
As of right now, the only songs confirmed to be part of the game are “Beat It” and “Billie Jean.”
Michael Jackson: The Experience will not be the first Michael Jackson themed video game. In 1989, Sega released Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker for the Sega Genesis. Michael also is rumored to have contributed music for the Sega game Sonic The Hedgehog 3.