Confirmed: New Michael Jackson Game is Still in Development

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249w ago - A few weeks ago there was a report that a new Michael Jackson video game was in development, and scheduled to hit consoles for the holiday 2009 season.

Shortly following the news, tragedy stuck the pop star and there was no word on whether the game would still be released or not.

Today IGN has confirmed it's still being developed, to quote:

A report by MCV is confirming the rumor, and says the game is being handled by the singer's own company, MJJ Productions.

According to the report, the game has been in development for "several months" and Jackson himself even recorded speech and dialogue before the musician died.

The game has an expected Christmas 2009 "home console release" for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It will also feature a number of artist's hit songs.

A representative from MJJ Productions was quoted as saying "I am sure it will still be released. Michael loved games."
 

Tour Michael Jackson's Private Arcade Game Collection

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250w ago - Tomorrow coverage of Michael Jackson's memorial tribute will dominate network and cable TV.

Until then, fans can view a 360-degree virtual tour of Michael Jackson's private arcade game collection courtesy of Pinsane.com.

To quote: See the exhibition itself, as you take a 360-degree tour through Michael Jackson's impressive personal collection of arcade cabinets, which were on display in Beverley Hills earlier this year.

If you're at work or on a slower computer, beware: the tour is heavy going on your web browser. But it's worth bookmarking and saving for a quieter moment, if only because you'll rarely, if ever, see something this great in real life.
 

Sony Comments on the Passing of Michael Jackson

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251w ago - Pop Star Michael Jackson passed away yesterday at the young age of 50, and Sony has officially commented on the tragic event, as follows:

Press Release: NEW YORK, NY - June 25, 2009 - Michael Jackson, one of the most widely beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time, leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture.

Commenting on his passing, Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President, Sony Corporation, said: "Michael Jackson was a brilliant troubadour for his generation, a genius whose music reflected the passion and creativity of an era.

His artistry and magnetism changed the music landscape forever. We have been profoundly affected by his originality, creativity and amazing body of work. The entire Sony family extends our deepest condolences to his family and to the millions of fans around the world who loved him."

Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, said: "Michael Jackson's unsurpassed artistry and beloved music brought joy to every corner of the world.

We join today with his millions of fans in expressing our profound sadness and we offer our deepest condolences to his family and loved...
 

Pop Star Michael Jackson is Dead at 50, Rest In Peace

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251w ago - The article title says it all

This is the last updated news: Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead by doctors this afternoon after arriving at a hospital in a deep coma, city and law enforcement sources told The Times.

The circumstances of Jackson's death remain unclear. Law enforcement sources said that Los Angeles Police Department robbery-homicide detectives have opened an investigation into the death, though they stressed that there is no evidence of criminal wrongdoing.

There is no word yet on the fate of the recent Michael Jackson video game that was supposed to follow his European tour, and was scheduled to hit consoles during the holiday 2009 season.
 

New Michael Jackson Game to Hit Consoles for Holiday 2009

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252w ago - Update: The fate of this upcoming title is now uncertain with Michael Jackson's passing.

According to Belgium news site 9Lives (linked above), the King of Pop will start his 'This Is It' concert in July... and apparently a new Michael Jackson video game is also in the works.

Although not many details were given, the game which is said to include videoclips and dancesteps will be released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii before Holiday 2009.

To quote, roughly translated: The outlook for the Michael Jackson fans are long time never so beautiful as now. Soon the late King of Pop fifty times the O2 Arena in London and flooding it with new material would come out.

According to MJJ Productions they are also working on a video game with Michael Jackson in the lead. Everything will be up and going on, including music, video and dance cards.

What the game will be called was not yet known. The fact is that the video game for Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 developed and for the Christmas period would come on the market.
 







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