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Ubisoft Sorta Announces Michael Jackson: The Game

Moon walkin' into stores this holiday.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot made a final gesture and then dancers rushed on to the stage. Michael Jackson's "Beat It" began pumping in the auditorium. Feeling the rhythm and the need to earn their paycheck, the dancers began to vibrate and do their thing against a backdrop of a game that wasn't, to my recollection, announced. This is how Ubisoft's E3 2010 press conference came to a close.

But never fear--press materials released after the event have confirmed that Ubisoft is developing a dance game, which is apparently being called Michael Jackson: The Game. According to these sacred documents, Michael Jackson: The Game is set to "provide an interactive experience" that allow users to "relive his most iconic performances through their own signing and dancing." The magic of Kinect, the PS Move, the DS stylus, and the Wii remote will make this all possible. 

Confirmed tracks for this title include "Billie Jean" and "Beat It." Confirmed dance moves include an "array of awe-inspiring dance moves." Ubisoft must be referring to the Moon Walk and crotch grab there.

"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,” Guillemot said in a statement. “We expect the game to bring Michael Jackson fans, families and friends together with the energetic song and dance of The King of Pop.”

Micheal Jackson: The Game is slated for this holiday. It will see releases on the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS. Yeah, the Nintendo DS.    
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Posted by BradNicholson
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot made a final gesture and then dancers rushed on to the stage. Michael Jackson's "Beat It" began pumping in the auditorium. Feeling the rhythm and the need to earn their paycheck, the dancers began to vibrate and do their thing against a backdrop of a game that wasn't, to my recollection, announced. This is how Ubisoft's E3 2010 press conference came to a close.

But never fear--press materials released after the event have confirmed that Ubisoft is developing a dance game, which is apparently being called Michael Jackson: The Game. According to these sacred documents, Michael Jackson: The Game is set to "provide an interactive experience" that allow users to "relive his most iconic performances through their own signing and dancing." The magic of Kinect, the PS Move, the DS stylus, and the Wii remote will make this all possible. 

Confirmed tracks for this title include "Billie Jean" and "Beat It." Confirmed dance moves include an "array of awe-inspiring dance moves." Ubisoft must be referring to the Moon Walk and crotch grab there.

"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,” Guillemot said in a statement. “We expect the game to bring Michael Jackson fans, families and friends together with the energetic song and dance of The King of Pop.”

Micheal Jackson: The Game is slated for this holiday. It will see releases on the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS. Yeah, the Nintendo DS.    
Posted by cabelhigh

first?

Posted by cabelhigh

annnd. didn't get it :(

Posted by ZeekDaGeek

This wasn't very appealing to me. O.o;

Posted by mrfizzy
@cabelhigh said:
" first? "
fuck you!
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Posted by gunslingerNZ

Too soon...

Posted by Lonin

Rated "P" for prepubescent only.

Posted by Sanaj

The sad thing is that this will probably sell regardless of the quality of the game. 
Also, this seems to be a bit soon for this.

Posted by yellownumber5
@gunslingerNZ said:
" Too soon... "
ditto.  Posthumous marketing makes me a little sad.  But finally I could get scored on how well I grab my crotch.  I've had years of practice.
Posted by bigscottie

Great another crappy dancing game announced, that makes 3 so far at E3 this year.

Posted by PeteyCoco

ugh, this is terrible

Edited by FrankCanada97

As I said before: I hope this is some cruel joke, but since Battle Tag is real, then so is this.

Posted by Undeadpool

I was really hoping for a Moonwalker sequel...

Posted by Mesklinite
Posted by SharkMan

Imma let you finish, but Ubisoft had the worst Conference of all time~!

Posted by TheLastNeo
Posted by Olivaw

Aw man, not another zombie game.

Posted by TatoBins

No need to make music games any more, at long last we've finally found a winner.

Posted by ThatFrood

Aha! Is this it?

Posted by zophar53

Gotta say this is the game that has most surprised me so far lol. Doesn't sound unawesome though.

Posted by Analoge

This was a game? I thought they were just celebrating the life and times of one of the most influ... Who am I kidding?

Posted by Doobit

You know it's bad, it's bad, you know it....

Posted by keoskey

MJ fan arwe making fuuny noises saying finnaly Mj has a game

Posted by Castro

I don't know if this has been mentioned before and I might be wrong, but I think that the "first" quest achievement only applies for videos. Just sayin'. I haven't completed that quest myself, but the quest itself would seem to indicate that it's only for videos. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Posted by MonetaryDread

I wonder if it will come with a pedophilia mini-game?

Posted by needforswede
@Olivaw said:
" Aw man, not another zombie game. "
hahaha, too soon?  Answer: no.
 
But anyway, Billie Jean is one of the best songs ever in my opinion.  Michael Jackson used to make great music, back when he still appeared to be interested in adult women in his videos and we actually believed it.
 
Also, the Moonwalker game for Genesis was awesome, no matter how fucking psychotic it was.
Posted by msryke

It should be kinda fun on the DS.

Posted by NikotineXero

Seems like in really poor taste to monopolize on his death like this, but really its just another dance game so no point in throwing a fit

Posted by CrazedJoker

What the hell?

Posted by Seedofpower
@gunslingerNZ said:
" Too soon... "
Posted by patwin
cash in
Posted by Kraznor

Yeah, this seems kind of shameless, much like This is it!.

Posted by emnii

This one is sure to be a huge hit. 

Posted by kitsune_conundrum

so much potential. Cant wait for reviewers first hands on.

Posted by sociald1077

Can't say I'm interested :/

Posted by MeatSim

What a awkward way to end a press conference.

Posted by zonerover

I can just imagine how good all these games will be, especially dancing with your DS while using "the magic of the DS stylus". Realism at its best!

Posted by 47_MasoN_47

I'm just not really sure what to think about this....

Posted by EthanielRain

Been expecting this since his death.

Posted by joshwent

So when they get MJ dancin' to "Smells Like Teen Spirit", who's gonna sue?

Posted by Yelix

Michael Jackson: The Game? THAT's the title?!
 
Dear God. Ubisoft wins E3.

Posted by Cowman
@Yelix said:
" Michael Jackson: The Game? THAT's the title?!  Dear God. Ubisoft wins E3. "
At first I thought it was a joke but dang Ubisoft, if you put a game out with that title it must be awesome.
Posted by Thatoneguy64

Way, far and ahead way too soon.

Posted by hamchan
@gunslingerNZ said:
" Too soon... "
Agreed!
Posted by eviljetsam

This does not interest me in the slightest :P

Posted by makedonii

might be fun :)

Posted by RuisuX

Knew something like this would come out.
Posted by MichaelBach

Wierd reveal. Almoast as wierd as the laser game thing.

Posted by GirnBlanston

I've never seen anything so shallow in my life. For God's sake, let the guy rest in peace.
Posted by Vyse

ugh really? do we really need this?

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