The one year anniversary of MJ’s death is right around the corner (June 25th). His memory obviously lives on through his music and entertainment contributions. But now he will also be reaching out to us in the video game world as well.
At their annual electronic entertainment expo press conference, video game developer Ubisoft announced that they are planning to release a new dancing and singing game featuring Michael Jackson.
Unlike the typical dance arcade dance games, this one will use the Kinect and Move technology, similar to the motion-detector camera systems used on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
“Your goal is to dance like Michael,” said Tony Key, Ubisoft’s marketing vice president. “Do what the guy on the screen is doing and you’re there. It’ll score you based on the quality of your performance.”
The game will be launched in November, and coincidentally around the same time a new Jackson album will be launched as well. The game will feature songs from Jackson’s catalog that include “Billie Jean” and “Beat It”.
The game will be available for the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, and PlayStation Portable handheld consoles.
This is MJ’s second appearance in a video game. He also starred in 1989’s action game “Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker” which can be seen below.