News: Knife-wielding gang members are no match for Michael Jackson... or his new game.
Ubisoft rather quietly announced Michael Jackson: The Experience back at E3, but now they're ready to unleash a ton of new information about the King of Pop's return to video games.
The publisher previously confirmed that the game would be released on the DS, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360 this holiday season. But now we know The Experience will Moonwalk its way into stores on November 18. We also got a first look at the game's soundtrack, which will include "Bad," "Beat It," "Billie Jean," "Earth Song," "The Girl Is Mine," "Who Is It," "Workin' Day And Night" and, according to Ubisoft, many more. A few details about the game's Xbox 360 and Wii presentation were also revealed.
Not surprisingly, the Xbox 360 version will include Kinect support to actually bring the player into the game. The Kinect's camera will capture the player's dance moves and recreate them on screen with a virtual performer. Players won't just be dancing along to Jackson's catalog, but also singing it as a karaoke component will accompany each song.
The Wii version of Michael Jackson: The Experience can roughly be considered a reskin of Ubisoft's popular Just Dance
series. As with the Xbox 360 version, song lyrics will be displayed for each song, however they won't be scored. This version of the game will also include a training mode known as Michael's School and multiplayer options for up to four players.
We'll have more soon.