News: Untitled new game is coming from Ubisoft this holiday season.
In the aftermath of the death of Michael Jackson, the singer's production company revealed that the King of Pop was working on a new video game before he died. This news was given little notice as Jackson had dozens of projects in the works and only a handful ever saw the light of day. But the video game is real and was announced today by at their E3 Press Conference by Ubisoft.
Still untitled, the Michael Jackson Video Game is a dancing/karaoke title 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." Some of Jackson's most popular songs will be included in the game with "Beat It" and "Billie Jean" confirmed so far. And if "Thriller" isn't included, I'll eat a rhinestone-encrusted white glove.
In development for the DS, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360, the game will be released sometime this Fall. The PlayStation 3 will include support for the PlayStation Move and the Xbox 360 version will require the Xbox 360's Kinect add-on. No other details were revealed, but they'll surely moonwalk our way over the next few months.
"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. Kids, their parents, extended family members and friends will now have an opportunity to all come together and experience Michael's music and dance in an innovative, exciting and fun way," said John Branca, co-executor for The Estate of Michael Jackson.
"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," said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. "We expect the game to bring Michael Jackson fans, families and friends together with the energetic song and dance of The King of Pop."
We'll have more soon.