Michael Jackson: The Experience

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PSP, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft
Release Date: Nov. 23, 2010 (US), Nov. 26, 2010 (EU)

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'Michael Jackson: The Experience' (ALL) Sells More Than Two Million Units

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2011 @ 10:11 a.m. PST

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.

Michael Jackson: The Experience 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.

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.

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 is a global holiday hit as it has sold through two million units for the Wii, the NDS and the PSP in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, according to internal estimates. The latest sales figures don’t include Japan, which has one of the largest and most passionate concentrations of Michael Jackson fans anywhere. The game is slated to come out in Japan later this year.

“Michael Jackson The Experience is a worldwide hit and offers fans the game they have been waiting for,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer of Ubisoft. “As the leader in the dance game genre, our teams have worked enthusiastically to build an experience that recreates the magic worlds of Michael Jackson’s videos and performances. We’re looking forward to bringing Michael Jackson The Experience to Kinect for Xbox 360 and PlayStation Move so an even bigger audience can enjoy playing the game with their friends and family too.”

“We are extremely thrilled with how people around the world are embracing and enjoying Michael Jackson The Experience,” said John Branca and John McClain, the executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson. “The passion they are showing for learning and performing Michael’s signature dance moves to the songs they have loved for years is a tribute to his amazing legacy. Families are sharing an entertainment experience that is fun, unique and energizing.”

The Kinect for X360 and PS3 versions will include new exclusive features that greatly enrich the player’s experience. In the Kinect version for Xbox 360, Ubisoft’s proprietary Player Projection technology projects the player on-screen and into the game itself. The player’s body is tracked, allowing them to see their true movements and steps reproduced in the game. This level of immersion allows players to be surrounded by environments inspired by the music videos and live performances of each Michael Jackson song. Innovative co-op and Battle multiplayer modes allow up to four players to collaborate or compete for the best performer prize with the Kinect for Xbox 360 version. In addition, different difficulty levels and a practice mode ensure that the game is both accessible and challenging.

Unique to the PlayStationMove version is an automatic Facebook® feed that allows the player to instantly post his/her progress and pictures of themselves playing the game to their Facebook page, showcasing their Michael Jackson skills for friends to admire. The game play also adapts to the available hardware (Move only, microphone only or Move plus microphone) and offers dancing, singing or dancing and singing depending on the accessories owned by the player. Additionally, the Michael Jackson School Mode takes advantage of both the Playstation Eye and Kinect by allowing players to see themselves on screen at the side of renowned dancers that actually worked with Michael Jackson to learn the iconic moves of the King of Pop.

Featured Tracks:

  • Another Part of Me
  • Bad
  • Beat it
  • Billie Jean
  • Black or White
  • Dirty Diana
  • Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough
  • Earth Song
  • Ghosts
  • Heal the World
  • In the Closet
  • Leave Me Alone
  • Money
  • Remember the Time
  • Rock With You
  • Smooth Criminal
  • Speed Demon
  • Streetwalker
  • Sunset Driver
  • The Girl is Mine
  • The Way you Make Me Feel
  • They Don't Care About Us
  • Thriller
  • Wanna Be Startin' Something
  • Who Is It
  • Will You Be There
  • Workin' Day and Night

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