Michael Jackson video game to be released

Gamers will have the opportunity to moonwalk alongside The King of Pop. On Monday, video game developer Ubisoft announced it would release this holiday season... More Below... Posted by on Jun 15th, 2010 and filed under Featured.

Gamers will have the opportunity to moonwalk alongside The King of Pop.

On Monday, video game developer Ubisoft announced it would release this holiday season a new dancing-and-singing game featuring Michael Jackson. The as-yet-unnamed game will be among the first to use Kinect and Move, the respective motion-detecting camera systems for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3 due out later this year.

Tony Key, Ubisoft’s marketing vice president, said, “Your goal is to dance like Michael. 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 debut of a new album containing unreleased Jackson recordings will roughly coincide with the game’s November launch. Versions of the game, which will feature songs from Jackson’s catalog including “Billie Jean” and “Beat It,” will also be available for Nintendo’s Wii and the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable handheld consoles.

(article and photo source: AP)