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Ubisoft Will Allow Gamers to "Beat It" With New Michael Jackson Game

Ubisoft Will Allow Gamers to "Beat It" With New Michael Jackson Game

Tracie McDaniel

Ubisoft  announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo that it will release an interactive video game (currently unnamed) based on the song and dance moves of the “King of Pop” just in time for the holidays.  

The motion-sensing game will be among the first to use Kinect and Move, the motion-detecting camera systems for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s Playstation 3.  The launch of the dancing-and-singing game will come just in time with the November release of a new album of unreleased Jackson recordings.  

Players will get the chance to “moonwalk” with the legendary entertainer to the beat of some of his iconic hits.

“Your goal is to dance like Michael,” said Tony Key, Ubisoft’s marketing vice president. “Do what the guy on the screen is doing and you’re there. It’ll score you based on the quality of your performance.”

According to press release, the game will “provide an interactive experience that enables players to step into the shoes of Michael Jackson himself and re-live his most iconic performances through their own singing and dancing.” 

The game will include Jackson classics like “Beat It” and “Billie Jean”.

In 1989 the action game “Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker” was released with consent of the late star.  Ubisoft has the blessings of the Michael Jackson estate to produce the upcoming game which will also be available for Wii, Nintendo DS, and Playstation Portable.

Ubisoft is also responsible for the game “Just Dance,” which was released last year for Wii.  The game has sold more than three million copies worldwide.

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