Michael Jackson: The Game Coming, Includes PS Move Support
Today Ubisoft has announced Michael Jackson: The Game is coming to PS3, XBox 360, PSP, Wii and Nintendo DS this holiday season and will include support for PlayStation Move.
Below is the official press release and screens, as follows:
Publisher Partners with The Estate of Michael Jackson for Ultimate Performance Experience
Los Angeles - June 14, 2010 - Today, Ubisoft® announced the development of an interactive performance-based video game, inspired by the legendary King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
The game is family entertainment at its best and 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 upcoming game will include the most famous tracks from Michael Jackson's extensive catalogue such as Beat It and Billie Jean, as well as an array of his awe-inspiring dance moves for players to learn and emulate within the game. Additionally, fans will be able to sing along and test their vocal skills while immersed in the performance.
Michael Jackson, one of the most widely beloved entertainers and the most popular global icons of all time, leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture. During his extraordinary career Jackson sold an estimated 750 million records worldwide, released 13 No.1 singles and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He won 13 Grammy Awards and received the American Music Award's Artist of the Century Award. His album "Thriller" is the world's best-selling album of all time with more than 110 million copies sold.
"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.
Added Michael Jackson Estate Co-Executor John McClain: "No artist can energize a dance floor in the spirit of fun like Michael Jackson. His God-given gifts for music and dance are something new generations of fans will appreciate even more.
This game is a natural extension of what he would be doing today to raise his artistry to even greater heights for his fans of all generations. It is a game that the entire family can experience and enjoy together and this is something that would please Michael tremendously."
"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."
The game will be available for KinectTM for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 system with PlayStation®Move support, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo's Wii? system and Nintendo DS? handheld system, for holiday 2010.
On a lighter note AND taking nothing away from the "King of pop", they could have made the game much more realistic. It could have started from when he was a kid without any plastic surgery and then you can in the gameplay (as he gets older) enter into discussions with augmentation specialists to do various changes to his face and body.
Earn trophies as you go along with a platinum trophy if you can get him to look exactly the same as just before he passed away. Ooooo ... and also enter an oxygen chamber when he rests etc etc ... not to mention re-inacting the court cases he was in ...
I think its a cool concept that will probably go over pretty good. Besides there are many people out there who like to emulate Michael Jackson's moves and style. And thats whether its behind closed doors (You know who you are) or in public for many to see.
Regardless of anything that has occured in his personal life this is about what made him the King of Pop in the first place (His music & performances). Putting aside of any rude things people have said or will say about him or his personal life, its Michael Jackson as a very talented music artist & entertainer that I have known & will always respect him for.