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Michael Jackson: The Experience

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PSP, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft
Release Date: April 12, 2011 (US), April 15, 2011 (EU)

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'Michael Jackson: The Experience' (ALL) Move/Kinect Editions Delayed Until 2011

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2010 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT

Michael Jackson: The Experience provides an interactive experience for the entire family that enables players to step into the shoes of Michael Jackson and re-live his most iconic performances through their own singing and dancing.

Ubisoft revealed that the motion-sensing editions on PS3/X360 are delayed until 2011, the other platforms are still on schedule.

Ubisoft has been working on an interactive video game inspired by Michael Jackson. The game will provide an interactive experience for the entire family that enables players to step into the shoes of Michael Jackson and re-live his most iconic performances through their own singing and dancing.

Some of Michael Jackson’s most famous songs that will be included in the game are:

  • Bad
  • Beat It
  • Billie Jean
  • Earth Song
  • The Girl Is Mine
  • Who Is It
  • Workin' Day And Night
  • And many more…

Michael Jackson The Experience using the sensor for Kinect for Xbox 360, will give fans of the King of Pop the feeling of actually performing in Michael Jackson’s shoes. Ubisoft’s proprietary Player Projection technology projects the player on-screen and into the game itself, where their body will be tracked so they will see their true movements and steps reproduced in the game. This level of immersion has never been seen before and as players are surrounded by environments inspired by the music videos and live performances of each song, they will truly live the experience. The player’s performance will trigger effects, visuals and even the music itself as fans match their talent to that of the greatest artist of all time, whose music, lyrics and stunningly innovative dance moves continue to excite fans in every corner of the world.

Michael Jackson The Experience for Kinect for Xbox 360 sensor is more than just a game as it features a combination of dancing, singing and freestyle moves. The player’s full-on singing and dancing performance takes place in jaw-dropping sets with incredible lighting, special effects, and a completely energized million-strong crowd just waiting to cheer on every move.

Ubisoft Montpellier, in collaboration with the Ubisoft Paris team that has created the multimillion seller Just Dance, is putting all its expertise into crafting Michael Jackson The Experience for Wii to match the expectations of all Michael Jackson fans across the globe – as well as bringing all the fun, laughter and energy that has won over players of all ages around the globe.

Michael Jackson The Experience for Nintendo’s Wii will make learning to dance like the ultimate pop icon fun and accessible for everyone. In Michael’s School mode, players will be able to rehearse before their show, with video training to practice Michael’s most challenging moves and perform his most authentic choreographies. With multiplayer mode on Wii, fans are never alone – up to three more players can get in on the performance and everyone will be able to sing with Michael Jackson using the on-screen lyrics!

Michael Jackson The Experience for Wii will be playable for the first time ever at Gamescom. Five Wii pods will be available at the Ubisoft booth, located in Halle 7, stand 31. Players will enjoy performing to Billie Jean and Workin' Day And Night.


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