Michael Jackson is and will forever be the King of Pop! His unfortunate death last year took everyone by surprise. Fast forward to today and it’s been one (1) year the icon known as Michael Jackson has passed away. For fans interested in unreleased albums or videos of the late King of Pop, you may find some enjoyment later this holiday season.
It has been announced that Michael Jackson The Game will hit store shelves this upcoming holiday season. You will be able to sing and dance your way through this game, since players will play the role of Michael Jackson. Ubisoft, the developer, has been working on the title and since the success of similar titles including Rock Band and Guitar Hero, a sing and dance game only makes sense. Microsoft’s Kinect and PlayStation’s Move will be hot items this Holiday season. Combine those peripherals with Michael Jackson: The Game and you can be sure it will be a hit. The screenshots are from the two featured songs expected; Billie Jean and Beat It… chamone!
“Michael always pushed every limit when it came to technology to give his fans unforgettable entertainment experiences, whether it involved his videos, his recordings or his concerts. Now, with this interactive product, we have the chance to bring Michael, the artist, into households around the world in a perfect match of Michael’s artistry and the family entertainment which he always highly valued,” said John Branca, co-executor for The Estate of Michael Jackson.
“This game is a natural extension of what he would be doing today to raise his artistry to even greater heights for his fans of all generations,” Branca added. “It is a game that the entire family can experience and enjoy together and this is something that would please Michael tremendously.”
Ubisoft’s CEO commented on Michael Jackson The Game at E3 2010, here’s what they had to say. “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to develop a game based on the songs and moves of one of the world’s most incredible performers of all time,” Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said in a press release. “We expect the game to bring Michael Jackson fans, families and friends together with the energetic song and dance of The King of Pop.”
Michael Jackson: The Game will be released this holiday season on the Xbox 360’s “Kinect” and the PlayStation 3’s “Move”. There will also be Wii, PSP and DS versions.